Historical Events in June 1986

  • Jun 1 40th Tony Awards: I'm Not Rappaport & Mystery of Edwin Drood win

Historic Publication

Jun 1 Danielle Steel’s romance novel “Wanderlust” is published

LPGA Championship

Jun 1 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Jack Nicklaus GC: Pat Bradley birdies final hole to win by 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Patty Sheehan

  • Jun 2 NYC transit system issues a new brass with steel bullseye token
  • Jun 2 Regular TV coverage of US Senate sessions begins
  • Jun 3 Battles in Beirut; 53 killed
  • Jun 4 Jonathan Pollard, spy for Israel, pleads guilty in US court

Sports History

Jun 5 SD Padre Steve Garvey ejected for 1st time

Album Release

Jun 6 "Storms of Life" debut album by Randy Travis is released (Billboard Album of the Year, 1987)

  • Jun 6 Jurgen Schull sets world discus record (74.07 m)
  • Jun 6 Kathy Ormsby, a 21-year-old member of NC State track team jumps off a bridge permanently paralyzing herself
  • Jun 7 118th Belmont: Chris McCarron aboard Danzig Connect wins in 2:29.8

French Open Women's Tennis

Jun 7 French Open Women's Tennis: Chris Evert beats Martina Navratilova 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 for her 18th and final Grand Slam title and record 7th French singles crown

#1 in the Charts

Jun 7 Madonna's single "Live to Tell" goes #1

  • Jun 7 Pirates draft 3rd baseman Jeff King #1
  • Jun 8 "Big Deal" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 70 performances
  • Jun 8 40th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Hous Rockets, 4 games to 2

Election of Interest

Jun 8 Alleged Nazi Kurt Waldheim elected President of Austria

French Open Men's Tennis

Jun 8 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

  • Jun 8 Iraqi jets attack Assadabad satellite station in Afghanistan
  • Jun 8 Longest 9 inning AL game (4h16m), Baltimore Orioles beat Yankees 18-9

Music City News Awards

Jun 9 20th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers & Loretta Lynn win

  • Jun 9 Dow Jones-index hits record 45.71 points

Sports History

Jun 9 In a clash of future Baseball Hall of Fame starting pitchers California Angel Don Sutton (298 wins) beats Tom Seaver of the Chicago White Sox (306 wins), 3-0 at Comiskey Park

  • Jun 9 Rogers Comm report on Challenger disaster blames Morton Thiokol
  • Jun 10 A. Bartlett Giamatti succeeds Chub Feeney as President of baseball's National League
  • Jun 10 In South Africa, the three-year-old 'State of Emergency' is renewed for another twelve months, followed by an organized campaign of civil disobedience against it
  • Jun 11 "Blacke's Magic" last airs on NBC-TV

Historic Event

Jun 12 P. W. Botha declares South African national emergency

  • Jun 13 City of Berlin, Germany dedicates Léon Jessel Platz, a small town square, in memory of composer killed - at age 70 - by the Gestapo in 1943
  • Jun 13 Los Angeles Dodger Steve Garvey 1st ejection from a game, after Atlanta's triple-play

Historic Event

Jun 13 US President Reagan criticizes South African state of emergency

Music Concert

Jun 15 Amnesty International "Conspiracy of Hope" tour concludes with megaconcert at Giants Stadium in Rutherford, New Jersey; participants include: U2; Sting; Bryan Adams; Peter Gabriel; Lou Reed; Neville Brothers; Joan Baez; Joan Armatrading; Joni Mitchell; The Police; Jackson Browne; Yoko Ono; Miles Davis; Peter, Paul & Mary; and The Hooters

US Golf Open

Jun 15 US Open Men's Golf, Shinnecock Hills GC: Raymond Floyd wins his 4th and final major, 2 strokes ahead of Chip Beck and Lanny Wadkins

  • Jun 16 1 day general strike in South Africa
  • Jun 17 US Chief Justice Warren Earl Burger resigns and Antonin Scalia nominated as his replacement
  • Jun 18 California Angels'Don Sutton becomes 19th MLB pitcher to win 300 games
  • Jun 18 De Havilland Twin Otter & Bell 206 helicopter collide, kills 25
  • Jun 18 Heike Friedrich swims female world record 200m freestyle (1:57.55)
  • Jun 18 Papua New Guinea score 9-455 in 60 overs v Gibraltar, ICC Trophy
  • Jun 18 US House of Representatives approves Bill to impose stricter sanctions on Apartheid South Africa
  • Jun 20 Drs at Bethesda Naval remove 2 small benign polyps from Reagan's colon

Glastonbury Festival

Jun 20 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: The Cure, Psychedelic Furs, and Level 42 headline; other performers include: Simply Red, Madness, Ruby Turner, Amazulu, Lloyd Cole, Black Uhuru, The Wailers Band, Loudon Wainwright III, John Martyn, The Housemartins, The Waterboys, The Pogues, Gil Scott-Heron, Robert Cray Band, and Christy Moore

Sports History

Jun 20 Jim Fregosi replaces Tony La Russa as White Sox manager

  • Jun 21 "Living on Video" by Trans-X peaks at #61
  • Jun 21 "Vienna Calling" by Falco peaks at #18

Contract of Interest

Jun 21 1985 Heisman Trophy winner Bo Jackson, signs 3-year contract to play baseball with the Kansas City Royals

  • Jun 21 Heike Drechsler of East Germany long jumps 7.45 m (women's record)
  • Jun 21 President Reagan gives speech defending his judicial appointments
  • Jun 22 Pirate Radio Euro Weekend (Holland) begins transmitting
  • Jun 22 Senior Tournament Players Championship Men's Golf, Canterbury GC: Chi Chi Rodriguez wins his first career major title by 2 strokes from Bruce Crampton of Australia
  • Jun 22 Spain's premier Gonzalez' Socialist Party wins elections
  • Jun 23 Pedro Morales swims world record 100m butterfly (52.84)
  • Jun 23 Tip O'Neill refuses to let President Reagan address House
  • Jun 24 Guy Hunt elected 1st Republican governor of Alabama in 112 years

Meeting of Interest

Jun 24 In Britain, Foreign Office Minister Lynda Chalker, meets Oliver Tambo, president of the African National Congress to discuss means of ending Apartheid without violence

  • Jun 24 US Senate approves "tax reform"
  • Jun 25 Former Belgium premier Vanden Boeynants sentenced for fraud

Sports History

Jun 25 MLB Philadelphia Phillies give Steve Carlton, 41, his unconditional release

  • Jun 27 American tennis player Anne White shocks Wimbledon by wearing a white, one-piece, lycra body suit in 1st round match against Pam Shriver; wears regular outfit after rain break

Historic Event

Jun 27 Ibrahim Babangida's regime in Nigeria launches the 'Structural Adjustment Program" to restructure the Nigerian economy via deregulation and privatization with the support of the IMF and the World Bank

  • Jun 27 In referendum, Irish uphold ban on divorce
  • Jun 27 Robby Thompson (SF Giants) sets record, caught stealing 4 times in 1 game
  • Jun 27 South African Journalist and founder of the 'New Nation' newspaper, Zwelakhe Sisulu is abducted; he was released 721 days later on 2 December 1988
  • Jun 27 US informs NZ it will not defend it against attack
  • Jun 27 World Court rules US aid to Nicaraguan contras illegal
  • Jun 28 Irish population condemns divorce
  • Jun 28 Kenneth and Nellie Pike challenge Ala Dem runoff win by AG C Graddick
  • Jun 28 West European leaders, meeting in the Netherlands, delay indefinitely imposing economic sanctions against South Africa
  • Jun 29 Boston Red Sox trade for Tom Seaver
  • Jun 29 FIFA World Cup Final, Estadio Azteca, Mexico City: Argentina beats West Germany, 3-2 in front of 114,600
  • Jun 29 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

Jun 29 Richard Branson aboard Virgin Atlantic Challenger II reaches Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly, fastest crossing of Atlantic

Sports History

Jun 29 Sparky Anderson is 1st to win 600 games as manager in both leagues

Sports History

Jun 29 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

  • Jun 30 Georgia sodomy law upheld by US Supreme Court (5-4)