What Happened on July 9, 1986

Historical Events

  • Atlanta's Dale Murphy doesn't play ending consecutive streak at 740
  • Attorney General's Commission on pornography links hard-core porn to sex crimes

Album Release

Columbia Records releases "The Bridge", singer-songwriter Billy Joel's tenth studio album

  • Padres trade pitcher Tim Stoddard to Yankees for pitcher Ed Whitson
  • The New Zealand parliament passes the Homosexual Law Reform Bill legalising consensual sex between men aged 16 and older

Famous Birthdays

  • Dominic Cervi, American footballer
  • Kiely Williams, American singer and actress (Cheetah Girls), born in Alexandria, Virgina

Famous Deaths

  • Karl-Heinz Beckurts, West german Siemens manager, murdered
  • Le Duan, Vietnamese politician, dies at 78
1986 Highlights

About July 9, 1986

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 6 months and 29 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