On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1986

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Rock Musician Jerry Garcia
Rock Musician
Jerry Garcia
  • 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

LoveWedding of Interest

Tennis ace John McEnroe marries actress Tatum O'Neal

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe

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? 34 years, 11 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo