What Happened on August 2, 1986

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 13th Commonwealth Games close in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Jackie Joyner-Kersee (US) sets record for heptathlon (7161 pts)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Saddam Hussein offers peace in open letter to Iran

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein
  • TODAY/PC born today

Famous Birthdays

  • Mathieu Razanakolona, Malagasy skier

Famous Deaths

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