What Happened in 1986

Significant Events

  • Feb 15 Ferdinand Marcos wins rigged presidential election in the Philippines
  • May 25 Hands Across America - 6.5 million people hold hands from California to NY
  • Sep 8 "The Oprah Winfrey Show" is first broadcast nationally
  • Sep 19 US Federal health officials announce AZT will be available to AIDS patients
  • Oct 11 Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev open talks at a summit in Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Oct 27 British government deregulates financial markets in a "Big Bang", enhancing London's status as a financial capital while increasing income inequality
  • Nov 20 World Health Organization announces first global effort to combat AIDS
  • Dec 17 Mrs Davina Thompson makes medical history by having the 1st heart, lung & liver transplant at Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, England
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Did You Know?

1 million days since the foundation of Rome on April 21st, 753 BC

On March 11, 1986

World Leaders in 1986

Famous People in 1986

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

  • Mar 7 Actor Johhny Depp and Lori Depp divorce after 2 years of marriage
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