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

Historic Event

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 (Drake and Josh), musician ("Terrific"), and convict, born in Newport Beach, California
  • LaShawn Merritt, American sprinter, born in Portsmouth, Virginia

Famous Deaths

  • (Otis W.) "Joe" Maphis, American session and country music guitarist ("Dim Lights"), dies of lung cancer at 75
  • 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
  • Zoltán Gárdonyi, Hungarian composer, dies at 80
1986 Highlights

About June 27, 1986

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 5 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Cancer