On This Day

What Happened on June 27, 1986

Historical Events

  • American tennis player Anne White shocks Wimbledon by wearing a white, one-piece, lycra body suit in 1st round match against Pam Shriver; wears regular outfit after rain break
  • Ibrahim Babangida's regime in Nigeria launches the 'Structural Adjustment Program" to restructure the Nigerian economy via deregulation and privatization with the support of the IMF and the World Bank
  • In referendum, Irish uphold ban on divorce
  • Robby Thompson (SF Giants) sets record, caught stealing 4 times in 1 game
  • South African Journalist and founder of the 'New Nation' newspaper, Zwelakhe Sisulu is abducted; he was released 721 days later on 2 December 1988
  • US informs NZ it will not defend it against attack
  • World Court rules US aid to Nicaraguan contras illegal

Famous Birthdays

  • Drake Bell, American actor, voice actor, and musician, born in Newport Beach, California
  • LaShawn Merritt, American sprinter, born in Portsmouth, Virginia

Famous Deaths

  • Don Rogers, of Cleveland Browns, dies of cocaine poisoning
  • Edna Mae Cooper, actress (Folly of Vanity, Grounds for Divorce), dies
  • George Nepia, New Zealand rugby player, dies at 81
  • Joe Maphis, American country music guitarist dies aged 65
  • Zoltán Gárdonyi, Hungarian composer, dies at 80
1986 Highlights

About June 27, 1986

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 5 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Cancer