On This Day

What Happened on July 7, 1986

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • American athlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee sets world heptathlon record of 7,148 points in the inaugural Goodwill Games at Moscow
  • IBM-PC DOS Version 3.2 (updated) released

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It is reported that Boy George is being treated for heroin addiction

Singer-Songwriter Boy George
Singer-Songwriter
Boy George
  • Jordan government shuts al-Fatah offices

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Soviet General and spy for the US Dmitri Polyakov arrested in retirement in Russia (executed 1988)

Soviet General and Cold War Spy Dmitri Polyakov
Soviet General and Cold War Spy
Dmitri Polyakov
  • Supreme Court struck down Gramm-Rudman deficit-reduction law

Famous Weddings

  • American actress Deborah Hunter marries actor Michael Tylo