What Happened on August 1, 1986

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia release from hospital after 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, Hartlepool, English footballer
  • Anton Stralman, Tibro, Swedish ice hockey player
  • Elena Vesnina, Sochi, Russian tennis player

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