On This Day

Year 1986 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jan 1 72nd Rose Bowl: #13 UCLA beats #4 Iowa, 45-28; Iowa's All-American running back, Ronnie Harmon, fumbles the ball 4 times in his last game.
  • Jan 1 52nd Sugar Bowl: #8 Tennessee beats #2 Miami, 35-7
  • Jan 1 15th Fiesta Bowl: #5 Michigan beats #7 Nebraska, 27-23
  • Jan 1 52nd Orange Bowl: #3 Oklahoma beats #1 Penn State, 25-10
  • Jan 2 Islanders right wing Mike Bossy scores his 499th and 500th career goals in the final 2:22 to lift the New York to a 7-5 victory over the Boston Bruins; 11th player in NHL history to score 500 goals
  • Jan 4 David Boon's second Test century, 131 v India at Adelaide
  • Jan 4 NCAA basketball's David Robinson blocks a record 14 shots
  • Jan 4 Los Angeles Rams running back Eric Dickerson scores twice as he rushes for an NFL postseason record 248 yards in 20-0 victory over Dallas Cowboys in NFC divisional playoff in Anaheim, California
  • Jan 6 Last day in Test cricket for Bob Holland
  • Jan 8 San Francisco Giants Willie McCovey is 16th elected to MLB Hall of Fame in his 1st year of eligibility
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Sports Stars Married in 1986

  • Jan 3 British golfer Nick Faldo (28) weds manager's secretary Gill Bennett
  • May 3 American Mousketeer-actress-singer Annette Funicello (43) weds American harness racing horse breeder and trainer Glen Holt (55)
  • Jul 25 Four-time Grand Slam winning tennis player Hana MandlĂ­ková (24) weds restaurateur Jan Sedlak at Prague's old town hall

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