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  • Manacor, island of Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
    Tuesday Jun 3, 1986

    Rafael Nadal

    Birth

    Manacor, island of Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
    Tuesday Jun 3, 1986

    Rafael Nadal was born in Manacor, a town on the island of Mallorca in the Balearic Islands, Spain.




  • Mexico City, Mexico
    Sunday Jun 22, 1986

    Diego Maradona

    Hand of God

    Mexico City, Mexico
    Sunday Jun 22, 1986

    Argentina eliminated England at the Azteca Stadium, also in Mexico City. After scoring two contrasting goals in the 2–1 quarter-final win against England, his legend was cemented. The majesty of his second goal and the notoriety of his first led to the French newspaper L'Equipe describing Maradona as "half-angel, half-devil". This match was played with the background of the Falklands War between Argentina and the United Kingdom. Replays showed that the first goal was scored by striking the ball with his hand. Maradona was coyly evasive, describing it as "a little with the head of Maradona and a little with the hand of God". It became known as the "Hand of God". Maradona's second goal, just four minutes after the hotly disputed hand-goal, was later voted by FIFA as the greatest goal in the history of the World Cup. He received the ball in his own half, swiveled around and with 11 touches ran more than half the length of the field, dribbling past five English outfield players (Peter Beardsley, Steve Hodge, Peter Reid, Terry Butcher, and Terry Fenwick) before he left goalkeeper Peter Shilton on his backside with a feint, and slotted the ball into the net.




  • United Kingdom
    Thursday Jun 26, 1986

    James Bond

    Nobody Lives for Ever was published

    United Kingdom
    Thursday Jun 26, 1986

    Nobody Lives for Ever (published in American editions as Nobody Lives Forever), first published in 1986, was the fifth novel by John Gardner featuring Ian Fleming's secret agent, James Bond.




  • Mehran, Ilam Province, Iran
    Sunday Jun 29, 1986

    Iran–Iraq War

    Iran attack To retake Muhran

    Mehran, Ilam Province, Iran
    Sunday Jun 29, 1986

    The Iranians built up their forces on the heights surrounding Mehran. On 30 June, using mountain warfare tactics they launched their attack.




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