On This Day

What Happened on July 27, 1986

Historical Events

  • 24th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Czechoslovakia in Prague Czech (3-0)
  • 73rd Tour de France won by Greg LeMond of USA

Golf Major

Canadian Open Women's Golf (du Maurier Classic), Board of Trade CC: Pat Bradley wins in a playoff with Ayako Okamoto of Japan

  • Iraqi jets attack central Iranian city of Arak; Iran threatens missile attack of gulf states supporting Iraq

Famous Birthdays

  • Courtney Kupets, American gymnast (World Championships champion 2002, 2003), born in Bedford, Texas
  • Ryan Griffen, Australian rules footballer, born in Goolwa, South Australia

Famous Weddings

  • "Say Anything" director Cameron Crowe (29) weds "Heart" guitarist Nancy Wilson (32)

Famous Deaths

  • Leroy Holmes, American orchestra leader (The Tonight Show, 1956-57), dies at 72
1986 Highlights

About July 27, 1986

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 4 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo