1986 in Sport (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 200 of 224


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 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 22 Judy Dickinson wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
  • Jun 23 Pedro Morales swims world record 100m butterfly (52.84)
  • Jun 25 Phillies give Steve Carlton, 41, his unconditional release
  • Jun 27 Robby Thompson (SF Giants) sets record, caught stealing 4 times in 1 game
  • Jun 29 FIFA World Cup Final: Argentina beats West Germany 3-2 in ffront of 114,600 at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City
  • Jun 29 Boston Red Sox trade for Tom Seaver
  • Jun 29 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic

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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 2 Boston Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens (14-0) suffers his 1st loss (4-2 v Toronto), one win short of AL record for consecutive wins to start season

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • Jul 4 England cricket captain Mike Gatting smashes 183 not out in the drawn 3rd Test vs India at Birmingham

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 5 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Hana Mandlíková 7-6, 6-3 for her 7th Wimbledon singles title

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Hana Mandlikova

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 6 100th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Boris Becker successfully defends his title beating Ivan Lendl 6-4, 6-3, 7-5

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
  • Jul 6 Atlanta infielder Bob Horner becomes 11th player to hit 4 home runs in a MLB game during Braves 11-8 loss v Montreal
  • Jul 7 American athlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee sets world heptathlon record of 7,148 points in the inaugural Goodwill Games at Moscow
  • Jul 9 Padres trade pitcher Tim Stoddard to Yankees for pitcher Ed Whitson

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 14 US Open Women's Golf, NCR CC: Jane Geddes wins in a playoff with Sally Little

LPGA Golfer Jane Geddes
LPGA Golfer
Jane Geddes

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 18 115th British Golf Open: Greg Norman shoots a 280 at Turnberry Scotld

Golfer Greg Norman
Golfer
Greg Norman
  • Jul 19 Indian pitcher Phil Niekro wins his 307th game tying him with

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jul 19 Tim Witherspoon KOs Frank Bruno in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 27 Canadian Open Golf (du Maurier Classic), Board of Trade CC: Pat Bradley wins in a playoff with Ayako Okamoto of Japan

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • Jul 27 24th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Czechoslovakia in Prague Czech (3-0)
  • Jul 27 73rd Tour de France won by Greg LeMond of USA
  • Jul 29 NY jury rules NFL violated antitrust laws, awards USFL $1 in damages
  • Aug 1 Twins pitcher Bert Blyleven becomes 10th to reach 3,000 MLB strikeout milestone, 2-hits A's, 10-1
  • Aug 2 American athlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee beats her own world heptathlon record by 13 points (7,161) in Houston
  • Aug 2 Curtis Cup Women's Golf, Prairie Dunes CC: Great Britain & Ireland beats the US 13-5, the visitors first win on American soil
  • Aug 2 Lee Elder fires a record 11-under par 61 on his way to winning the Seniors PGA Merrill Lynch/Golf Digest Commemorative at Sleepy Hollow CC; mark stands for 11 years
  • Aug 3 Willie McCovey, Bobby Doerr and Ernie Lombardi are inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY
  • Aug 3 First NFL 'American Bowl' exhibition game at London's Wembley Stadium, Chicago Bears beat Dallas Cowboys 17-6
  • Aug 4 After winning only token damages in antitrust lawsuit against the NFL, USFL owners vote to suspend operations for 1986 season; folded before 4th season
  • Aug 5 Giants left-handed pitcher Steve Carlton becomes 2nd to reach 4,000 strikeout milestone when he gets center-fielder Eric Davis in 11-5 loss v Reds
  • Aug 6 Baltimore's Jim Dwyer & Larry Sheets, and Rangers Toby Harrah hit MLB record 3 grand slams in Texas' 13-11 win
  • Aug 7 Daniel Buettner, Bret Anderson, Martin Engel and Anne Knabe begin cycling journey of 15,266 miles from Prudhoe Bay Alaska to Argentina
  • Aug 10 Pitcher Bob Forsch grand slams to lead Cards to a 5-4 win over Pirates
  • Aug 11 PGA Championship, Inverness Club: Bob Tway holes a famous bunker shot on the 18th to beat Australian Greg Norman by 2 stokes
  • Aug 12 Red Sox pitcher Tim Lollar gets a pinch-hit single
  • Aug 14 Phillies & Pirates play a 6 game series in 4 days
  • Aug 17 Red Sox trade shortstop Rey Quinones & pitcher Mike Trujillo to Mariners for shortstop Spike Owen & outfielder Dave Henderson
  • Aug 18 Jim Kelly signs with NFL Buffalo Bills ($75 million for 5 years)

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Aug 21 Ian Botham takes world-record 356th Test Cricket wkt (v NZ, The Oval)

Cricketer Ian Botham
Cricketer
Ian Botham
  • Aug 21 Red Sox Spike Owens scores 6 runs in a 24-5 rout of Cleveland Indians
  • Aug 21 With 2 outs in 6th inning, Red Sox score 11 runs
  • Aug 24 Juli Inkster wins Atlantic City LPGA Golf Classic

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 25 A's Mark McGwire hits his 1st major league home run

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • Aug 26 Rosa Mota wins Stuttgart female marathon (2:28:38)
  • Aug 30 Gelindo Bordin wins Stuttgart marathon (2:10:54)

  • Sep 3 Houston Astros & Chicago Cubs use MLB record 53 players, including 17 pitchers in a 2-day 18 inning marathon; Astros win 8-7
  • Sep 6 Michael Spinks TKOs Steffen Tangstad in 4 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Sep 6 US Open Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova wins her 3rd US singles title; beats Czech star Helena Sukova 6-3, 6-2
  • Sep 7 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Cellular One-Ping Golf Championship
  • Sep 7 Cleveland Browns becomes 1st team in NFL history to have a play reviewed by instant replay, Chicago 41, Browns 31

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 7 Dan Marino throws his 100th career touchdown pass, the fastest QB in NFL history to do so

Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan Marino
Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback
Dan Marino

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 7 US Open Men's Tennis: In an all-Czech final Ivan Lendl retains his title; beats Miloslav Mečíř 6-4, 6-2, 6-0

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Gold Medalist Miloslav Mecir
Tennis Player and Gold Medalist
Miloslav Mecir
  • Sep 14 Judy Dickinson wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
  • Sep 14 Saskatchewan & Hamilton play 1st CFL regular-season overtime game
  • Sep 18 David Boon's 3rd Test cricket century, 122 v India at Madras
  • Sep 19 Chicago White Sox Joe Crowley no-hits California Angels, 7-1
  • Sep 19 Australian cricketer Dean Jones scores 210 v India at Madras
  • Sep 21 Miami Dan Marino passes for 6 touchdowns vs NY Jets (51-45)
  • Sep 21 NY Jets beat Miami Dolphins 51-45 in OT; record 884 passing yards
  • Sep 21 New Orleans Saints Mel Gray returns kickoff 101 yards for a touchdown
  • Sep 21 SD Padre Jimmy Jones pitchs 1-hitter in his major league debut
  • Sep 22 India v Australia Test Cricket at Madras finishes in a tie
  • Sep 25 Houston Astro Mike Scott no-hits SF Giants, 2-0
  • Sep 28 Record 23,000 start in a marathon (Mexico City)
  • Sep 28 Tight end Brian Foster of RI catches NCAA record 18 passes for 327 yds
  • Sep 28 Cleveland Browns' Gerald McNeil sets the team record for the longest punt return with an 84-yard run (and TD), Browns 24, Detroit 21

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 29 Cubs Greg Maddux defeats Phillies Mike Maddux (1st rookie brothers)

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux
  • Sep 29 Indians Jay Bell is 10th to hit a HR on 1st major league pitch he sees
  • Sep 29 Mary Lou Retton retires as a gymnast
  • Oct 2 Mike Scott is 3rd NL pitcher to strike out 300 in a season (306)
  • Oct 2 NY Met Dwight Gooden is 1st to strike out 200 or more in 1st 3 seasons
  • Oct 3 Baltimore loses assuring Orioles of their 1st last-place finish

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Oct 4 NY Yank Dave Righetti saves doubleheader for then record 46 saves

MLB Pitcher and Coach Dave Righetti
MLB Pitcher and Coach
Dave Righetti

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 7 Steve Yzerman is named captain of the Detroit Red Wings, a title he would hold for over 1,300 games

NHL Legend Steve Yzerman
NHL Legend
Steve Yzerman

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 9 Gilbert Perreault, Buffalo, becomes the 12th NHLer to score 500 goals

  • Oct 12 California Angels within 1 pitch of pennant victory lose to Red Sox
  • Oct 13 25th NY, NL appearance in World Series (Mets vs A's)
  • Oct 13 IOC announces baseball will become a medal sport in 1992
  • Oct 14 IOC decides to stagger Winter & Summer Olympic schedule
  • Oct 15 Longest post season game, Mets beat Astros 7-6 in 16 & win NL pennant
  • Oct 15 MLB National League Championship: New York Mets beat Houston Astros, 4 games to 2
  • Oct 15 MLB American League Championship: Boston Red Sox beat California Angels, 4 games to 3
  • Oct 19 Allan Border scores the 1,000,000th run in all test cricket (v India, Bombay)
  • Oct 21 1st-class cricket debut of Andy Flower, ZCU Presidents XI v Young WI
  • Oct 24 Dodgers' Bill Russell, 38, announces his retirement
  • Oct 25 Trailing 5-3 with 2 out & no one on in bottom of 10th, NY rallies to win Game 6 of the World Series, 6-5, Bill Buckner misplays a ball
  • Oct 26 37th Formula One WDC: Alain Prost wins by two points
  • Oct 27 NY Mets beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 83rd World Series
  • Oct 29 Kirk Muller scores NJ Devil record 6 point, beat Penguins, 8-6
  • Oct 29 Padres pitcher LaMarr Hoyt is arrested at US-Mexico border for drugs
  • Nov 1 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Brave Raj, Capote, Lady's Secret, Last Tycoon, Manila, Skywalker, Smile at Santa Anita
  • Nov 2 16th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:28:06
  • Nov 2 17th NYC Marathon won by Gianni Poli in 2:11:06
  • Nov 2 Ayako Okamoto wins Nichirei Ladies Cup US-Japan Team Golf Championship

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 201

  • Jun 3 Tomas Verner, Czech Republic ice skater
  • Jun 3 Adrián Vallés, Spanish racing driver
  • Jun 3 Al Horford, American basketball player
  • Jun 8 Patrick Kaleta, American hockey player
  • Jun 14 Jonathan Clare, English cricketer
  • Jun 16 Urby Emanuelson, Dutch footballer
  • Jun 16 Farhad Reza, Bangladeshi Cricketer
  • Jun 16 Rodrigo Defendi, Brazilian footballer
  • Jun 16 Robert Rothbart, Bosnian-Israeli Basketball Player
  • Jun 16 Fernando Muslera, Uruguayan footballer
  • Jun 18 Richard Gasquet, French tennis player
  • Jun 19 Marvin Williams, American basketball player
  • Jun 22 Ramin Ott, American Samoan football player
  • Jun 24 Stuart Broad, English cricketer
  • Jun 24 Phil Hughes, American baseball player
  • Jun 25 Charlie Davies, American soccer player (New England Revolution), born in Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Jun 27 LaShawn Merritt, American sprinter, born in Portsmouth, Virginia
  • Jun 30 Victoria Crawford, American wrestler and model
  • Jul 1 Charlie Blackmon, American MLB outfielder (NL Batting champion 2017), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jul 4 Terrance Knighton, American NFL Player, born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Jul 6 Derrick Williams, American football player
  • Jul 8 Renata Costa, Brazilian footballer
  • Jul 11 Yoann Gourcuff, French footballer
  • Jul 11 Ryan Jarvis, English footballer
  • Jul 12 JP Pietersen, South African rugby union footballer
  • Jul 23 Nelson Philippe, French racing driver
  • Jul 24 Andrei Lutai, Russian figure skater
  • Jul 27 Courtney Kupets, American gymnast (World Championships champion 2002, 2003), born in Bedford, Texas
  • Jul 31 Evgeni Malkin, Russian hockey player
  • Aug 1 Andrew Taylor, English footballer (Bolton Wanderers), born in Hartlepool, England
  • Aug 1 Anton Strålman, Swedish ice hockey player, born in Tibro, Sweden
  • Aug 1 Elena Vesnina, Russian tennis player, born in Lviv, Ukraine
  • Aug 5 Paula Creamer, American golfer
  • Aug 13 Joseph Lapira, American soccer player
  • Aug 14 Terin Humphrey, American gymnast
  • Aug 17 Rudy Gay, American basketball player
  • Aug 17 Tyrus Thomas, American basketball player
  • Aug 19 Saori Kimura, Japanese volleyball player

Person of interestUsain Bolt

Aug 21 Usain Bolt, Jamaican sprinter (Olympic gold 100m/200m 2008, 12, 16), born in Sherwood Content, Jamaica

Olympic Sprinter Usain Bolt
Olympic Sprinter
Usain Bolt
  • Aug 23 Josh Morris, Australian rugby league player for St. George Illawarra Dragons, born in Kiama, Australia
  • Aug 23 Brett Morris, Australian rugby league player for St. George Illawarra Dragons, born in Kiama, Australia
  • Aug 24 Nick Adenhart, American baseball player, born in Silver Spring, Maryland (d. 2009)
  • Aug 24 Arian Foster, American football running back (Houston Texans, Miami Dolphins), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Aug 31 Feng Tianwei, Singaporean table tennis player
  • Sep 1 Gaël Monfils, French tennis player
  • Sep 1 Anthony Allen, English rugby union player

Person of interestShaun White

Sep 3 Shaun White, American snowboarder (Olympic gold: 2006, 2010, 2018), born in San Diego, California

Snowboarder Shaun White
Snowboarder
Shaun White
  • Sep 4 James Younghusband, Philippine footballer
  • Sep 8 João Moutinho, Sporting Lisbon midfielder
  • Sep 8 Matt Grothe, American football player
  • Sep 9 Justice Chibhabha, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • Sep 9 Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, Cameroonian basketball player
  • Sep 9 Michael Bowden, American baseball player
  • Sep 11 Chiliboy Ralepelle, South African rugby player, born in Tzaneen, South Africa
  • Sep 11 Dwayne Jarrett, American football player, born in New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Sep 13 Kamui Kobayashi, Japanese racing driver, born in Amagasaki, Hyōgo, Japan
  • Sep 13 Sean Williams, American basketball player, born in Houston, Texas
  • Sep 14 Alan Sheehan, Irish footballer
  • Sep 17 Landry Mulemo, Belgian footballer
  • Sep 17 Dimitrios Regas, Greek sprinter
  • Sep 19 Gerald Ciolek, German professional road racing cyclist, born in Cologne, Germany
  • Sep 19 Ken Gushi, Japanese racing driver, born in Okinawa, Japan
  • Sep 23 Martin Cranie, English footballer
  • Sep 27 Ricardo Risatti, Argentine racing driver
  • Sep 28 Andrés Guardado, Mexican footballer
  • Sep 29 Benoît Pouliot, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Sep 29 Mark Fraser, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Oct 1 Ricardo Vaz Té, Portuguese footballer
  • Oct 6 Mohammad Shukri, Malaysian cricketer
  • Oct 7 Lee Nguyen, American soccer player
  • Oct 7 Gunnar Nielsen, Faroese footballer
  • Oct 9 Laure Manaudou, French swimmer, born in Villeurbanne, France
  • Oct 10 Nathan Jawai, Australian basketball player
  • Oct 12 Sergio Peter, German footballer
  • Oct 14 Tom Craddock, English footballer
  • Oct 16 Craig Pickering, British sprinter
  • Oct 21 Chibuzor Chilaka, English footballer
  • Oct 22 Kara Lang, Canadian soccer player
  • Oct 23 Jake Robinson, English footballer
  • Oct 24 John Ruddy, English footballer
  • Oct 27 Matty Pattison, English footballer
  • Oct 30 Thomas Morgenstern, Austrian ski jumper
  • Oct 31 Chris Alajajian, Australian racing driver, born in Sydney, Australia
  • Nov 4 Adrian Zaugg, South African racing driver
  • Nov 5 Kasper Schmeichel, Danish footballer
  • Nov 11 François Trinh-Duc, French rugby player
  • Nov 15 Sania Mirza, Indian tennis player, born in Mumbai, India
  • Nov 17 Nani, Portuguese football player
  • Nov 22 Oscar Pistorius, South African paralympic athlete
  • Nov 25 Craig Gardner, English footballer
  • Nov 26 Konstadinos Filippidis, Greek pole vaulter
  • Nov 27 Suresh Raina, Indian cricketer (Gujarat Lions, Chennai Super Kings), born in Muradnagar, India
  • Nov 30 Jordan Farmar, National Basketball Association player
  • Dec 2 Claudiu Keserü, Romanian football player (FC Nantes Atlantique)
  • Dec 4 Martell Webster, American basketball player
  • Dec 8 Amir Khan, English boxer
  • Dec 10 Matthew Bates, English footballer
  • Dec 12 Perparim Hetemaj, Finnish footballer
  • Dec 19 Ryan Babel, Dutch Footballer
  • Dec 25 Doug Loft, English footballer

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport