July 1986 calendar

July 1986

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in July 1986.
The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on July 1986: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 1986?


  • 01 Jul 1986 CSX Transportation is established.
  • 02 Jul 1986 After 14 wins, Roger Clemens suffer his 1st loss of year
  • 03 Jul 1986 U.S. President Ronald Reagan presides over the relighting of the renovated Statue of Liberty.
  • 05 Jul 1986 93rd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats H Mandlikova
  • 06 Jul 1986 100th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Boris Becker beats Ivan Lendl
  • 07 Jul 1986 IBM-PC DOS Version 3.2 (updated) released
  • 08 Jul 1986 Zimbabwe beats Netherlands by 25 runs to win ICC Trophy
  • 09 Jul 1986 Padres trade pitcher Tim Stoddard to Yankees for pitcher Ed Whitson
  • 11 Jul 1986 Mary Beth Whitehead christens surrogate Baby M, Sara
  • 13 Jul 1986 In the California - Mexico border region, a magnitude 5.3 earthquake occurs.
  • 14 Jul 1986 10 killed and 60 injured at ETA-bomb attack in Madrid
  • 15 Jul 1986 57th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-2 at Astrodome, Houston
  • 17 Jul 1986 Emmy 13th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 7th time
  • 18 Jul 1986 115th British Golf Open: Greg Norman shoots a 280 at Turnberry Scotld
  • 19 Jul 1986 Indian pitcher Phil Niekro wins his 307th game tying him with
  • 20 Jul 1986 Jane Geddes wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
  • 21 Jul 1986 Barbara Palacios Teyde, 22, of Venezuela, crowned 35th Miss Universe
  • 22 Jul 1986 House of Representatives impeaches Judge Harry E Claiborne on tax evasion.
  • 23 Jul 1986 King Hassan II meets with Israeli Premier Simon Peres
  • 24 Jul 1986 San Francisco Federal jury convicts navy radioman Jerry Whitworth of espionage.
  • 25 Jul 1986 Sikhs extremist kill 16 hindus in Muhktsar India
  • 26 Jul 1986 Lebanese kidnappers released Reverend Lawrence Martin Jenco.
  • 27 Jul 1986 14th du Maurier Golf Classic: Pat Bradley
  • 28 Jul 1986 Bomb attack in East Beirut, 25 killed
  • 29 Jul 1986 Bomb attack in West-Beirut, 30 killed
  • 02 Jul 1986 Rodrigo Rojas and Carmen Gloria Quintana are burnt alive during a street demonstration against the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet in Chile.
vinyl songs

Music charts

Which were the top hits in July 1986?
Unlimited, ad-free streaming of over a million songs, 30 day Free Trial

Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)
  2. - Holding Back The Years
  3. - Invisible Touchyoutube
  4. - Sledgehammeryoutube
  5. - Glory Of Love (Theme From The Karate Kid Part II)

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Spirit In The Sky
  2. - Papa Don't Preach
  3. - The Edge Of Heaven
  4. - I Can't Wait
  5. - My Favourite Waste Of Time


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in July 1986?

Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

Lonesome Dove


Larry McMurtry's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic Lonesome Dove is a love story, adventure, and epic of the frontier. It is the third book in the Lonesome Dove Tetralogy.

The Triumph Of Politics by David A. Stockman

The Triumph Of Politics


David Stockman, who was the Director of the Office of Management and Budget during the 1980s, was the chief architect of Reagan Revolution. This bold plan to reduce taxes and increase the tax base was implemented by Stockman.

James Herriot'S Dog Stories by James Herriot

James Herriot'S Dog Stories


This collection of stories is a special and heartwarming collection that James Herriot shares about his dogs and the amazing people and animals he has met.

When All You'Ve Ever Wanted Isn'T Enough by Harold S. Kushner

When All You'Ve Ever Wanted Isn'T Enough


The previous bestseller, 'There is no answer but there are answers Rabbi Kushner, brought comfort to millions of people by helping them deal with life's most devastating tragedies.

The Good Mother by Sue Miller

The Good Mother


Anna Dunlap, a recently divorced mother, has two passionate attachments. Her daughter Molly, four-year old Molly, and Leo, her lover. Leo is the man who makes Anna feel beautiful and sexual for the first.