On This Day

What Happened on June 18, 1986

Historical Events

  • De Havilland Twin Otter & Bell 206 helicopter collide, kills 25
  • Don Sutton becomes 19th pitcher to win 300 games
  • Heike Friedrich swims female world record 200m freestyle (1:57.55)
  • Papua New Guinea score 9-455 in 60 overs v Gibraltar, ICC Trophy
  • US House of Representatives approves Bill to impose stricter sanctions on Apartheid South Africa

Famous Birthdays

  • Richard Gasquet, French tennis player, born in B├ęziers, France

Person of interestRichard Madden

Richard Madden, Scottish actor (Games of Thrones, Cinderella), born in Elderslie, Scotland

Famous Deaths

  • Frances Scott Fitzgerald, Daughter of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayre. (b. 1921)
1986 Highlights

About June 18, 1986

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 5 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Gemini