What Happened on July 13, 1986

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
1986 Highlights

About July 13, 1986

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 2 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Invisible Touch - Genesis
  • UK #1 Song: Papa Don't Preach - Madonna