On This Day

What Happened on July 13, 1986

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Zola Budd and Annette Cowley are banned from the Commonwealth Games, a direct consequence of Britain's refusal to support economic sanctions against the apartheid government of South Africa

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph "Coke" Escovedo, Mexican-American percussionist (Santana, Malo, Azteca), dies from cirrhosis at 45