On This Day

What Happened on September 6, 1986

Historical Events

Music Concert

300 invitees pay $5,000 to hear Barbra Streisand's benefit concert

  • Attack on synagogue in Istanbul, 23 killed
  • Jozef Pribilinec speed walking world record time (15,447k)
  • Michael Spinks TKOs Steffen Tangstad in 4 for heavyweight boxing title

US Open Women's Tennis

US Open Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova wins her 3rd US singles title; beats Czech star Helena Suková 6-3, 6-2

  • USSR charges correspondent Nicholas Daniloff with spying

Famous Deaths

  • Blanche Sweet, American actress (DW Griffith movies), dies at 90
1986 Highlights

About September 6, 1986

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 2 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Virgo