On This Day

What Happened on June 8, 1986

Historical Events

  • "Big Deal" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 70 performances
  • 40th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Hous Rockets, 4 games to 2

Election of Interest

Alleged Nazi Kurt Waldheim elected President of Austria

French Open Men's Tennis

French Open Men's Tennis: Czech star Ivan Lendl wins 3rd career Grand Slam title; beats Mikael Pernfors of Sweden 6-3, 6-2, 6-4

  • Iraqi jets attack Assadabad satellite station in Afghanistan
  • Longest 9 inning AL game (4h16m), Baltimore Orioles beat Yankees 18-9

Famous Birthdays

  • Patrick Kaleta, American hockey player
1986 Highlights

About June 8, 1986

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 5 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Gemini