On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1986

Day of the Week: Saturday

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Saddam Hussein offers peace in open letter to Iran

Iraqi President and Dictator Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President and Dictator
Saddam Hussein
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Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

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