On This Day

What Happened on June 15, 1986

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


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

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