What Happened on August 1, 1986

Historical Events

Music History

Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia is released from hospital after a 3 week coma

  • Twins pitcher Bert Blyleven becomes 10th to reach 3,000 MLB strikeout milestone, 2-hits A's, 10-1

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Taylor, English footballer (Bolton Wanderers), born in Hartlepool, England
  • Anton StrÃ¥lman, Swedish ice hockey player, born in Tibro, Sweden
  • Elena Vesnina, Russian tennis player, born in Lviv, Ukraine

Famous Weddings

John McEnroe

Tennis ace John McEnroe marries actress Tatum O'Neal

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Wolfgang Schnell, German writer, dies at 70
  • Willem Klein, variety artist, dies at about 73
1986 Highlights

About August 1, 1986

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 3 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Glory Of Love (Theme From "The Karate Kid Part II") - Peter Cetera
  • UK #1 Song: The Lady In Red - Chris De Burgh