What Happened on July 7, 1986

Historical Events

Sports History

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

Music History

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

  • Jordan government shuts al-Fatah offices

Event of Interest

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

  • Supreme Court strikes down Gramm-Rudman deficit-reduction law
1986 History

About July 7, 1986

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 10 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Holding Back The Years - Simply Red
  • UK #1 Song: Papa Don't Preach - Madonna