On This Day

What Happened on July 4, 1986

Historical Events

  • England cricket captain Mike Gatting smashes 183 not out in the drawn 3rd Test vs India at Birmingham

Farm Aid Concert

Farm Aid II benefit concert held in Manor, Texas; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Waylon Jennings, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys, Nicolette Larson, Los Lobos, and Steve Earle

Famous Birthdays

  • Takahisa Masuda, Japanese singer, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Terrance Knighton, American NFL Player, born in Hartford, Connecticut

Famous Deaths

  • Flor Peeters, Flemish organist and composer (Lied Symphony), dies at 83
  • Oscar Zariski, Russian mathematician (algebraic geometry), dies at 87
1986 Highlights

About July 4, 1986

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 4 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Independence Day (United States)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Cancer