What Happened on August 3, 1986

Historical Events

  • First NFL 'American Bowl' exhibition game at London's Wembley Stadium, Chicago Bears beat Dallas Cowboys 17-6

Hall of Fame

Willie McCovey, Bobby Doerr and Ernie Lombardi are inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY

Famous Birthdays

  • Charlotte Casiraghi, Daughter of Princess Caroline of Monaco, born in Princess Grace Hospital Centre, La Colle, Monaco

Famous Deaths

  • Beryl Markham (née Clutterbuck), British-Kenyan; racehorse trainer, aviator, and memoirist, dies at 83
  • Joe Thomas, American jazz tenor saxophonist, vocalist (Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra), bandleader, and undertaker, dies at 77
  • Paul de Groot, Dutch communist politician (CPN) and editor (The Truth), dies at 87
  • Rupert de Smidt, cricketer (Western Province 1911-13), dies at 102
  • Willem Ruis, Dutch TV host (Willem Ruis Show), dies at 41
  • William B Williams, American DJ (WNEW - Make Believe Ballroom), and TV announcer/second banana (Sammy and Company), dies of acute anemia and respiratory failure at 62
1986 Highlights

About August 3, 1986

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 5 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Glory Of Love (Theme From "The Karate Kid Part II") - Peter Cetera
  • UK #1 Song: The Lady In Red - Chris De Burgh