On This Day

What Happened on June 29, 1986

Historical Events

Sports History

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

Historic Event

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

Sports History

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

Sports History

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


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

  • Dusolina Giannini, Italian-American dramatic soprano (New York Metropolitan Opera, 1935-42), and teacher, dies at 83
  • Ida Mae McKenzie, American actress, dies at 75
  • John P. East, American politician (Sen-R-NC), dies at 55
  • Robert Drivas [Choromokos], American actor (Cool Hand Luke, Illustrated Man, Our Private World), dies of Aids complications at 47
1986 Highlights

About June 29, 1986

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 6 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Cancer