What Happened on July 6, 1986

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Sport awardTennis Open

100th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: 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 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