On This Day

What Happened on July 6, 1986

Historical Events

Sport awardWimbledon Men's Tennis

100th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Germany's Boris Becker successfully defends his title beating Ivan Lendl 6-4, 6-3, 7-5

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
  • Atlanta infielder Bob Horner becomes 11th player to hit 4 home runs in a MLB game during Braves 11-8 loss v Montreal
  • Ex-minister Arturo Tolentino failed coup in the Philippines
  • Premier Nakasone's Liberal Democratic Party wins Japan's election

Famous Birthdays

  • David Karp, American web developer and founder of the blogging site Tumblr, born in NYC, New York
  • Derrick Williams, American football player
  • Luigi Di Maio, Italian politician, Leader of 5-Star, born in Avellino, Italy

Famous Deaths

  • Jagjivan Ram, Indian independence activist and politician, dies at 78
1986 Highlights

About July 6, 1986

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 3 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Cancer