On This Day

What Happened on June 15, 1986

Historical Events

Music concertMusic Concert

Amnesty International "Conspiracy of Hope" tour concludes with megaconcert at Giants Stadium in Rutherford, New Jersey; participants include: U2; Sting; Bryan Adams; Peter Gabriel; Lou Reed; Neville Brothers; Joan Baez; Joan Armatrading; Joni Mitchell; The Police; Jackson Browne; Yoko Ono; Miles Davis; Peter, Paul & AMry; and The Hooters

Rock Vocalist Peter Gabriel
Rock Vocalist
Peter Gabriel
Rocker Bono
Rocker
Bono
Singer Bryan Adams
Singer
Bryan Adams

Historic DiscoveryPripyat: Nuclear Wasteland

Pravda announces high-level Chernobyl staff fired for stupidity

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'I Love You Pripyat, Forgive Me!' scrawled on the walls of a Pripyat clinic during its hasty evacuation after the Chernobyl disaster
'I Love You Pripyat, Forgive Me!' scrawled on the walls of a Pripyat clinic during its hasty evacuation after the Chernobyl disaster
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Sport awardUS Golf Open

US Open Men's Golf, Shinnecock Hills GC: Raymond Floyd wins his 4th and final major, 2 strokes ahead of Chip Beck and Lanny Wadkins

Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd

Famous Birthdays

  • Stjepan Hauser, Croatian cellist (2Cellos), born in Pula, Croatia

Famous Deaths

  • Keki Tarapore, Indian cricketer (Test for India 1948), killed by motor-scooter at 75
1986 Highlights

About June 15, 1986

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 4 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Gemini