What Happened on August 1, 1986

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 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


HeartWedding 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