On This Day

What Happened on June 29, 1986

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Boston Red Sox trade for Tom Seaver
  • FIFA World Cup Final, Estadio Azteca, Mexico City: Argentina beats West Germany, 3-2 in front of 114,600
  • Moses Mayekiso, former General Secretary of Metal and Allied Workers Union (MAWU) and member of South African Communist Party (SACP), detained for a second time, spends months in solitary confinement

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Richard Branson aboard Virgin Atlantic Challenger II reaches Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly, fastest crossing of Atlantic

Business Magnate Richard Branson
Business Magnate
Richard Branson

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Sparky Anderson is 1st to win 600 games as manager in both leagues

MLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson
MLB Player and Manager
Sparky Anderson

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US Senior Open Men's Golf, Scioto CC: Dale Douglass wins by 1 stroke ahead of Gary Player for his lone Champions Tour major title

Golfer Gary Player
Gary Player

Famous Birthdays

  • Austin Drage, English singer (The X Factor), born in London, England
  • Iya Villania [Raelene Villania-Arellano], Australian actress and presenter, born in Sydney, Australia

Famous Deaths

  • Ida Mae McKenzie, American actress, dies at 75
  • John P. East, American politician (Sen-R-NC), dies at 55
  • Robert Drivas [Robert Choromokos ], American actor (Our Private World), dies of Aids complications at 47