June 1986 calendar

June 1986

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in June 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 June 1986: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 1986?


  • 01 Jun 1986 32nd LPGA Championship won by Pat Bradley
  • 02 Jun 1986 Regular TV coverage of US Senate sessions begins.
  • 03 Jun 1986 Battles in Beirut; 53 killed
  • 04 Jun 1986 Jonathan Pollard, spy for Israel, pleads guilty in US court to espionage for selling top secret United States military intelligence.
  • 05 Jun 1986 SD Padre Steve Garvey ejected for 1st time
  • 06 Jun 1986 Kathy Ormsby, a 21-year-old member of the North Carolina State track team jumps off a bridge permanently paralyzing herself.
  • 07 Jun 1986 118th Belmont: Chris McCarron aboard Danzig Connect wins in 2:29.8
  • 08 Jun 1986 Big Deal closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 70 performances
  • 09 Jun 1986 20th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers and Loretta Lynn
  • 11 Jun 1986 Amnesty International megaconcert
  • 12 Jun 1986 P W Botha declares South African national emergency.
  • 13 Jun 1986 US President Ronald Reagan criticizes South African state of emergency.
  • 15 Jun 1986 86th US Golf Open: Ray Floyd shoots a 279 at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club - New York
  • 16 Jun 1986 1 day general strike in South Africa
  • 17 Jun 1986 US Chief Justice Warren Earl Burger resigns; Antonin Scalia nominated.
  • 18 Jun 1986 52 die in plane / helicopter collision over Grand Canyon
  • 19 Jun 1986 Len Bias, American basketball player (Boston Celtics), suffers fatal cocaine-induced seizure (born 1963).
  • 20 Jun 1986 Jim Fregosi replaces Tony LaRussa as White Sox manager
  • 21 Jun 1986 Living on Video by Trans-X peaks at #61
  • 22 Jun 1986 Judy Dickinson wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
  • 23 Jun 1986 Pedro Morales swims world record 100m butterfly
  • 24 Jun 1986 US Senate approves tax reform
  • 25 Jun 1986 Former Belgium Premier Vanden Boeynants sentenced for fraud
  • 27 Jun 1986 World Court rules US aid to Nicaraguan contras illegal.
  • 28 Jun 1986 Irish population condemns divorce
  • 29 Jun 1986 Argentina becomes world champion soccer team
  • 30 Jun 1986 Georgia sodomy law upheld by Supreme Court
  • 14 Jun 1986 The Mindbender derails and kills three riders at the Fantasyland (known today as Galaxyland) indoor amusement park at West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton, Alberta.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in June 1986?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Greatest Love Of All
  2. - Live To Tell
  3. - On My Own
  4. - There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)
  5. - I Can't Wait

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - The Chicken Song
  2. - Spirit In The Sky
  3. - On My Own
  4. - The Edge Of Heaven
  5. - Rock Me Amadeusyoutube


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in June 1986?

Enter Talking by Joan Rivers with Richard Meryman

Enter Talking


Signed and dated with a personalized inscription in plastic on a hardback dust cover

Lake Wobegon Days by Garrison Keillor

Lake Wobegon Days


"Lake Wobegon Days" is about how our fears, beliefs and desires are dissolved into abstractions. It can also be about how we get re-energized from time to time. . . This book is about Mr.

Adrift by Steven Callahan



Before The Perfect Storm, before In the Heart of the Sea. Steven Callahan's dramatic tale of survival on the sea was a New York Times bestseller for more than 36% of the time.

The Bourne Supremacy by Robert Ludlum

The Bourne Supremacy


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - Reenter the dark world of Jason Bourne. An expert assassin still haunted by the splintered nightmares from his past life.

A Perfect Spy by John le Carré

A Perfect Spy


Magnus Pym, over the course of his seemingly unreproachable life has been everything to everyone: a loving father, a trustworthy colleague, a loyal friend, and the perfect spy.