What Happened in June 1986

Historical Events


Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 1 32nd LPGA Championship won by Pat Bradley

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • Jun 1 40th Tony Awards: I'm Not Rappaport & Mystery of Edwin Drood win

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Jun 1 Danielle Steel’s romance novel “Wanderlust” is published

Novelist Danielle Steel
Novelist
Danielle Steel
  • Jun 2 NYC transit system issues a new brass with steel bullseye token
  • Jun 2 Regular TV coverage of US Senate sessions begins
  • Jun 3 Battles in Beirut; 53 killed
  • Jun 4 Jonathan Pollard, spy for Israel, pleads guilty in US court
  • Jun 5 SD Padre Steve Garvey ejected for 1st time
  • Jun 6 Jurgen Schull sets world discus record (74.07 m)
  • Jun 6 Kathy Ormsby, a 21-year-old member of NC State track team jumps off a bridge permanently paralyzing herself
  • Jun 6 "Storms of Life" debut album by Randy Travis is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1987)
  • Jun 7 118th Belmont: Chris McCarron aboard Danzig Connect wins in 2:29.8

Music release#1 in the Charts

Jun 7 Madonna's single "Live to Tell" goes #1

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna
  • Jun 7 Pirates draft 3rd baseman Jeff King #1
  • Jun 8 "Big Deal" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 70 performances
  • Jun 8 40th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Hous Rockets, 4 games to 2

  • Jun 8 Alleged Nazi Kurt Waldheim elected President of Austria
  • Jun 8 Juli Inkster wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
  • Jun 8 Longest 9 inning AL game (4h16m), Balt Orioles beat Yankees 18-9
  • Jun 8 Iraqi jets attack Assadabad satellite station

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 8 85th Men's French Open: Ivan Lendl beats Mikael Pernfors (6-3, 6-2, 6-4)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player Mikael Pernfors
Tennis Player
Mikael Pernfors
  • Jun 8 85th Women's French Open: Chris Evert beats Martina Navratilova (2-6, 6-3, 6-3)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 9 20th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers & Loretta Lynn

Singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn
Singer-songwriter
Loretta Lynn
  • Jun 9 Angel Don Sutton (298 wins) beats White Sox Tom Seaver (306 wins) 3-0
  • Jun 9 Dow Jones-index hits record 45.71 points
  • Jun 9 Rogers Comm report on Challenger disaster blames Morton Thiokol
  • Jun 10 A Bartlett Giamatti becomes president of baseball's NL
  • Jun 10 In South Africa, the three-year-old 'State of Emergency' is renewed for another twelve months, followed by an organized campaign of civil disobedience against it
  • Jun 11 "Blacke's Magic" last airs on NBC-TV
  • Jun 11 Amnesty International megaconcert

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 12 P. W. Botha declares South African national emergency

President of South Africa P. W. Botha
President of South Africa
P. W. Botha

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 13 US President Reagan criticizes South African state of emergency

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Jun 13 Steve Garvey 1st ejection from a game, after Atlanta's triple-play
  • Jun 15 86th US Golf Open: Ray Floyd shoots a 279 at Shinnecock Hills GC NY
  • Jun 15 Juli Inkster wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • Jun 16 1 day general strike in South Africa
  • Jun 17 US Chief Justice Warren Earl Burger resigns and Antonin Scalia nominated as his replacement
  • Jun 18 De Havilland Twin Otter & Bell 206 helicopter collide, kills 25
  • Jun 18 Don Sutton becomes 19th pitcher to win 300 games
  • Jun 18 Heike Friedrich swims female world record 200m freestyle (1:57.55)

  • Jun 18 Papua New Guinea score 9-455 in 60 overs v Gibraltar, ICC Trophy
  • Jun 18 US House of Representatives approves Bill to impose stricter sanctions on Apartheid South Africa
  • Jun 20 Drs at Bethesda Naval remove 2 small benign polyps from Reagan's colon

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 20 Jim Fregosi replaces Tony La Russa as White Sox manager

Baseball Manager Tony La Russa
Baseball Manager
Tony La Russa
  • Jun 21 "Living on Video" by Trans-X peaks at #61
  • Jun 21 "Vienna Calling" by Falco peaks at #18
  • Jun 21 Bo Jackson, Heisman Trophy winner, signs with KC Royals
  • Jun 21 Heike Drechsler of East Germany long jumps 7.45 m (women's record)
  • Jun 21 President Reagan gives speech defending his judicial appointments
  • Jun 22 Judy Dickinson wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
  • Jun 22 Pirate Radio Euro Weekend (Holland) begins transmitting
  • Jun 22 Spain's premier Gonzalez' Socialist Party wins elections
  • Jun 23 Pedro Morales swims world record 100m butterfly (52.84)
  • Jun 23 Tip O'Neill refuses to let President Reagan address House
  • Jun 24 Guy Hunt elected 1st Republican governor of Alabama in 112 years
  • Jun 24 US Senate approves "tax reform"
  • Jun 24 In Britain, Foreign Office Minister Lynda Chalker, meets Oliver Tambo, president of the African National Congress to discuss means of ending Apartheid without violence
  • Jun 25 Former Belgium premier Vanden Boeynants sentenced for fraud
  • Jun 25 Phillies give Steve Carlton, 41, his unconditional release
  • Jun 27 Anne White shocks Wimbledon by wearing only a body stocking
  • Jun 27 In referendum, Irish uphold ban on divorce
  • Jun 27 Robby Thompson (SF Giants) sets record, caught stealing 4 times in 1 game
  • Jun 27 US informs NZ it will not defend it against attack
  • Jun 27 World Court rules US aid to Nicaraguan contras illegal
  • Jun 27 South African Journalist and founder of the 'New Nation' newspaper, Zwelakhe Sisulu is abducted; he was released 721 days later on 2 December 1988
  • Jun 27 Babangida regime in Nigeria launches the 'Structural Adjustment Program"
  • Jun 28 Irish population condemns divorce
  • Jun 28 Kenneth and Nellie Pike challenge Ala Dem runoff win by AG C Graddick
  • Jun 28 West European leaders, meeting in the Netherlands, delay indefinitely imposing economic sanctions against South Africa
  • Jun 29 FIFA World Cup Final: Argentina beats West Germany 3-2 in ffront of 114,600 at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City
  • Jun 29 Boston Red Sox trade for Tom Seaver
  • Jun 29 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 29 Sparky Anderson is 1st to win 600 games as manager in both leagues

MLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson
MLB Player and Manager
Sparky Anderson
  • Jun 29 Moses Mayekiso, former General Secretary of Metal and Allied Workers Union (MAWU) and member of South African Communist Party (SACP), detained for a second time, spends months in solitary confinement

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 29 Richard Branson aboard Virgin Atlantic Challenger II reaches Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly, fastest crossing of Atlantic

Business Magnate Richard Branson
Business Magnate
Richard Branson
  • Jun 30 Georgia sodomy law upheld by US Supreme Court (5-4)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Dayana Mendoza, Miss Universe 2008
  • Jun 3 Alexandros Karageorgiou, Greek archer

Person of interestRafael Nadal

Jun 3 Rafael Nadal, Spanish tennis player (17 Grand Slam singles titles - 11 French Opens), born in Manacor, Balearic Islands, Spain

Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal
  • Jun 3 Tomas Verner, Czech Republic ice skater
  • Jun 3 Adrián Vallés, Spanish racing driver
  • Jun 3 Al Horford, American basketball player
  • Jun 3 Brenden Richard Jefferson, African-American actor
  • Jun 4 Shane Kippel, Canadian actor
  • Jun 6 Bhavana Balachandran [Karthika Menon], Indian actress, born in Thrissur district, Kerala
  • Jun 8 Patrick Kaleta, American hockey player
  • Jun 9 Adamo Ruggiero, Canadian actor
  • Jun 9 Kary Ng, Hong Kong singer and actress
  • Jun 11 Brighton Hertford, actress (BJ Jones-General Hospital)

Person of interestShia LaBeouf

Jun 11 Shia LaBeouf, American actor (Disturbia, Transformers), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestAshley Olsen

Jun 13 Ashley Olsen, American actress (Michelle in Full House), fashion designer and twin, born in Sherman Oaks, California

Actress and fashion designer Ashley Olsen
Actress and fashion designer
Ashley Olsen

Person of interestMary Kate Olsen

Jun 13 Mary Kate Olsen, American actress (Michelle in Full House), fashion designer and twin, born in Sherman Oaks, California

Twin Actress Mary Kate Olsen
Twin Actress
Mary Kate Olsen
  • Jun 13 Kat Dennings, American actress
  • Jun 14 Jonathan Clare, English cricketer
  • Jun 15 Stjepan Hauser, Croatian cellist (2Cellos), born in Pula, Croatia
  • Jun 16 Urby Emanuelson, Dutch footballer
  • Jun 16 Farhad Reza, Bangladeshi Cricketer
  • Jun 16 Rodrigo Defendi, Brazilian footballer
  • Jun 16 Robert Rothbart, Bosnian-Israeli Basketball Player
  • Jun 16 Fernando Muslera, Uruguayan footballer
  • Jun 18 Richard Gasquet, French tennis player
  • Jun 18 Richard Madden, Scottish actor (Games of Thrones, Cinderella), born in Elderslie
  • Jun 19 Marvin Williams, American basketball player
  • Jun 22 Ramin Ott, American Samoan football player
  • Jun 22 Bob the Drag Queen [Christopher Caldwell], American drag queen, comedian and TV personality (RuPaul's Drag Race season 8 winner), born in Columbus, Georgia
  • Jun 24 Kaitlin Cullum, actress (Libby Kelly-Grace Under Fire), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 24 Stuart Broad, English cricketer
  • Jun 24 Phil Hughes, American baseball player
  • Jun 24 Solange Knowles, American singer (Destiny's Child), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jun 25 Charlie Davies, American soccer player (New England Revolution), born in Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Jun 25 Aya Matsuura, Japanese singer, born in Himeji, Hyōgo, Japan
  • Jun 26 Casey Desmond, American pop singer, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jun 27 LaShawn Merritt, American sprinter, born in Portsmouth, Virginia
  • Jun 27 Drake Bell, American actor, voice actor, and musician, born in Newport Beach, California
  • Jun 28 Kellie Pickler, American singer
  • Jun 28 Shadia Simmons, Canadian actress (Strange Days at Blake Holsey High), born in Toronto, Canada
  • Jun 29 Austin Drage, English singer (The X Factor), born in London, England
  • Jun 29 Iya Villania [Raelene Villania-Arellano], Australian actress and presenter, born in Sydney, Australia
  • Jun 30 Victoria Crawford, American wrestler and model

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 4 Legendary singer Bob Dylan (45) weds his backup singer Carolyn Dennis (32)

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan
  • Jun 7 Air Supply guitarist Graham Russell weds Jodi Varble

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 21 The Boomtown Rats singer Bob Geldof (34) weds broadcaster and writer Paula Yates (27) in Las Vegas

Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist Bob Geldof
Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist
Bob Geldof

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 28 CBS news correspondent Mike Wallace (68) weds Mary Yates

Newscaster Mike Wallace
Newscaster
Mike Wallace

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 1 Jo Gartner, Austrian racing driver, dies in a car accident at Le Mans at 32
  • Jun 2 Daniel Sternefeld, Belgian conductor/composer (Elegie), dies at 80
  • Jun 2 Aurel Joliat, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 84 (b. 1901)
  • Jun 3 Anna Neagle, English actress (London Melody, Nurse Edith Cavell), dies at 81
  • Jun 3 Arthur Charles Ernest Hoérée, Belgian-French composer, dies at 89
  • Jun 3 Patricia Wheel, actress (Christine-Woman to Remember), dies at 42
  • Jun 6 Herbert Eisenreich, Austrian writer, dies at 61
  • Jun 10 Merle Miller, American biographer (b. 1919)
  • Jun 11 Robert E Howard, sci-fi author (Conan the Conqueror), dies at 80
  • Jun 11 Chesley Bonestell, American-born engineer, architect, and artist (b. 1888)
  • Jun 12 Antoon Breyne, Belgian journalist, dies at 76
  • Jun 12 Tony Desimone, combo leader (Ernie in Kovacsland), dies at 66
  • Jun 13 Benny Goodman, clarinetist/bandleader (King of Swing), dies at 77
  • Jun 14 Alan Jay Lerner, American lyricist (Lerner & Loewe-My Fair Lady), dies at 67

Person of interestJorge Luis Borges

Jun 14 Jorge Luis Borges, Argentine author (Book of Sand), dies in Geneva at 86

  • Jun 14 Marlin Perkins, TV host (Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom), dies at 81
  • Jun 15 Keki Tarapore, Indian cricketer (Test for India 1948), killed by motor-scooter at 75
  • Jun 16 Maurice Duruflé, French composer and organist (b. 1902)
  • Jun 17 Jozef Keuleers, Belgian worker's union leader, dies at 75
  • Jun 17 Kate Smith, singer (God Bless America), dies in Raleigh NC at 78
  • Jun 18 Frances Scott Fitzgerald, Daughter of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayre. (b. 1921)
  • Jun 19 Coluche, [Michel Colucci], French comic, dies at 41
  • Jun 19 Len Bias, American basketball player (Boston Celtics pick for 1986 draft) dies of a cocaine-induced seizure at 22
  • Jun 19 Murray P Haydon, artificial heart recipient, dies in Louisville at 59
  • Jun 20 Tim Herbert, American comedian (Dagmar's Canteen), dies at 71
  • Jun 21 Assi Rahbani, Lebanese composer and author, dies at 63
  • Jun 23 Nigel Stock, actor (Lost Continent, Young Sherlock Holmes), dies
  • Jun 25 Gery Florizoone, Flemish poet, dies at 63
  • Jun 26 Laurie Fishlock, cricketer (4 Tests for England), dies
  • Jun 27 Don Rogers, of Cleveland Browns, dies of cocaine poisoning
  • Jun 27 Edna Mae Cooper, actress (Folly of Vanity, Grounds for Divorce), dies
  • Jun 27 George Nepia, New Zealand rugby player, dies at 81
  • Jun 27 Joe Maphis, American country music guitarist dies aged 65
  • Jun 27 Zoltán Gárdonyi, Hungarian composer, dies at 80
  • Jun 29 Ida Mae McKenzie, American actress, dies at 75
  • Jun 29 John P. East, American politician (Sen-R-NC), dies at 55
  • Jun 29 Robert Drivas [Robert Choromokos ], American actor (Our Private World), dies of Aids complications at 47