On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1986

Historical Events

  • American athlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee beats her own world heptathlon record by 13 points (7,161) in Houston
  • Curtis Cup Women's Golf, Prairie Dunes CC: Great Britain & Ireland beats the US 13-5, the visitors first win on American soil
  • Lee Elder fires a record 11-under par 61 on his way to winning the Senior PGA Merrill Lynch/Golf Digest Commemorative at Sleepy Hollow CC; mark stands for 11 years

Historic Event

Saddam Hussein offers peace in open letter to Iran

  • TODAY/PC born today

Famous Birthdays

  • Mathieu Razanakolona, Malagasy-Canadian skier, born in Montreal, Quebec

Famous Deaths

  • Roy Marcus Cohn, American lawyer (Joseph McCarthy), dies of AIDS at 59
1986 Highlights

About August 2, 1986

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 35 years and 4 months
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo