What Happened on August 5, 1986

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway sets 5km woman's record (14:37.33)
  • It's revealed Andrew Wyeth of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, had secretly created 240 drawings and paintings of his neighbor Helga Testorf
  • Steve Carlton is 2nd to pitch 4,000 strikeout
  • US Senate votes for SDI-project ("Star Wars")

Famous Birthdays

  • Paula Creamer, American golfer