On This Day

August 21, 1986 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in Sport

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Ian Botham takes world-record 356th Test Cricket wkt (v NZ, The Oval)

Cricketer Ian Botham
Ian Botham
  • Red Sox Spike Owens scores 6 runs in a 24-5 rout of Cleveland Indians
  • With 2 outs in 6th inning, Red Sox score 11 runs

Birthdays in Sport

Person of interestUsain Bolt

Usain Bolt, Jamaican sprinter (Olympic gold 100m/200m 2008, 12, 16), born in Sherwood Content, Jamaica

Olympic Sprinter Usain Bolt
Olympic Sprinter
Usain Bolt