What Happened on June 8, 1986

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Big Deal" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 70 performances
  • 40th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Hous Rockets, 4 games to 2
  • Alleged Nazi Kurt Waldheim elected President of Austria

Sport awardTennis Open

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

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player Mikael Pernfors
Tennis Player
Mikael Pernfors
  • Iraqi jets attack Assadabad satellite station
  • Juli Inkster wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
  • Longest 9 inning AL game (4h16m), Balt Orioles beat Yankees 18-9

Famous Birthdays

  • Patrick Kaleta, American hockey player