Historical Events in June 1986

Sport awardLPGA Championship

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

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • Jun 1 40th Tony Awards: I'm Not Rappaport & Mystery of Edwin Drood win

Book releaseHistoric Publication

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

Novelist Danielle Steel
Novelist
Danielle Steel
  • 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
  • Jun 5 SD Padre Steve Garvey ejected for 1st time
  • 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 6 "Storms of Life" debut album by Randy Travis is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1987)
  • Jun 7 118th Belmont: Chris McCarron aboard Danzig Connect wins in 2:29.8

Music release#1 in the Charts

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

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna
  • Jun 7 Pirates draft 3rd baseman Jeff King #1

Sport awardTennis Open

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

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • 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
  • Jun 8 Alleged Nazi Kurt Waldheim elected President of Austria
  • Jun 8 Longest 9 inning AL game (4h16m), Baltimore Orioles beat Yankees 18-9
  • Jun 8 Iraqi jets attack Assadabad satellite station
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn
Singer-songwriter
Loretta Lynn
  • Jun 9 Angel Don Sutton (298 wins) beats White Sox Tom Seaver (306 wins) 3-0
  • Jun 9 Dow Jones-index hits record 45.71 points
  • Jun 9 Rogers Comm report on Challenger disaster blames Morton Thiokol
  • Jun 10 A Bartlett Giamatti becomes president of baseball's NL
  • 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
  • Jun 11 Amnesty International megaconcert

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

President of South Africa P. W. Botha
President of South Africa
P. W. Botha

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 13 US President Reagan criticizes South African state of emergency

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Jun 13 Steve Garvey 1st ejection from a game, after Atlanta's triple-play

Sport awardUS 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

Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd

Historic DiscoveryPripyat: Nuclear Wasteland

Jun 15 Pravda announces high-level Chernobyl staff fired for stupidity
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'I Love You Pripyat, Forgive Me!' scrawled on the walls of a Pripyat clinic during its hasty evacuation after the Chernobyl disaster
'I Love You Pripyat, Forgive Me!' scrawled on the walls of a Pripyat clinic during its hasty evacuation after the Chernobyl disaster
  • 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 De Havilland Twin Otter & Bell 206 helicopter collide, kills 25
  • Jun 18 Don Sutton becomes 19th pitcher to win 300 games
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Baseball Manager Tony La Russa
Baseball Manager
Tony La Russa
  • Jun 21 "Living on Video" by Trans-X peaks at #61
  • Jun 21 "Vienna Calling" by Falco peaks at #18
  • Jun 21 Bo Jackson, Heisman Trophy winner, signs with KC 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 Spain's premier Gonzalez' Socialist Party wins elections
  • 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 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
  • Jun 24 US Senate approves "tax reform"
  • 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 25 Former Belgium premier Vanden Boeynants sentenced for fraud
  • Jun 25 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
  • 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 US informs NZ it will not defend it against attack
  • Jun 27 World Court rules US aid to Nicaraguan contras illegal
  • 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 Babangida regime in Nigeria launches the 'Structural Adjustment Program"
  • 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 FIFA World Cup Final, Estadio Azteca, Mexico City: Argentina beats West Germany, 3-2 in front of 114,600
  • Jun 29 Boston Red Sox trade for Tom Seaver

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

MLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson
MLB Player and Manager
Sparky Anderson
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Business Magnate Richard Branson
Business Magnate
Richard Branson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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