On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1986

Historical Events

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Giants left-handed pitcher Steve Carlton becomes 2nd to reach 4,000 strikeout milestone when he gets center-fielder Eric Davis in 11-5 loss v Reds

Baseball Pitcher Steve Carlton
Baseball Pitcher
Steve Carlton
  • Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway sets 5,000m world record (14:37.33) in Stockholm, Sweden
  • It's revealed Andrew Wyeth of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, had secretly created 240 drawings and paintings of his neighbor Helga Testorf
  • US Senate votes for SDI-project ("Star Wars")

Famous Birthdays

  • Paula Creamer, American golfer (US Open 2010), born in Mountain View, California
1986 Highlights

About August 5, 1986

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 2 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo