Today in History for April 1986

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 75 of 75

1st - Delhi beat Haryana by innings & 141 to win Ranji Trophy
1st - US submarine Nathaniel Green runs aground in Irish Sea
1st - World oil prices dip below $10 a barrel
2nd - 4 US passengers killed by bomb at TWA counter Athens Airport Greece
2nd - George Corley Wallace (Gov-D-Ala) announces retirement plans
2nd - NCAA adopts 3-point basketball rule (19 feet 9 inch distance)
2nd - NYC Mayor Ed Koch signs & brings the Gay Rights Bill into effect
3rd - Maureen O'Boyle (future host of "A Current Affair") is raped
3rd - US national debt hits $2,000,000,000,000
4th - Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record with 213th point of season
5th - Record for a throw-and-return boomerang toss is set (121m)
5th - US soldier & Turkish woman killed in West Berlin disco bombing
5th - 140th Grand National: Richard Dunwoody aboard West Tip wins
6th - 15th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Pat Bradley
6th - Soccer ball juggled non-stop for 14:14 hrs
6th - CBS' fact based "Nobody's Child", story of Marie Balter
7th - Wrestlemania II at 3 locations, Hulk Hogan beats King Kong Bundy
Actor and Director Clint EastwoodActor and Director Clint Eastwood 8th - Clint Eastwood elected mayor of Carmel California, Make his day
9th - "Dallas" announces it will revive killed Bobby Ewing character
10th - "Big Deal" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 70 performances
10th - Benazir Bhutto returns to Pakistan
10th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
11th - A Canadain 1921 50 cent piece auctioned in NYC for $22,000
11th - Dodge Morgan sailed solo nonstop around world in 150 days
11th - Halley's Comet makes closest approach to Earth this trip, 63 M km
11th - KXA-AM in Seattle WA changes call letters to KRPM
12th - 20,000 mine workers protest closing of Hasselt Belgium mines
13th - 50th Masters Golf Tournament: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 279
13th - Boston Celtics end season with a 40-1 home win record
13th - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic
13th - Pope John Paul II met Rome's Chief Rabbi Elio Toaff at Rome synagogue
264th Pope John Paul II264th Pope John Paul II 13th - Spanish Grand Prix decided by 0.014 of a second
14th - 21st Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama, George Strait, and Reba McEntire win
14th - Desmond Tutu elected Anglican Archbishop of Capetown
14th - Double-decker ferry sinks in stormy weather in Bangladesh killing 200
14th - US aircraft attacks 5 terrorist locations in Libya
15th - US air raids Libya, responding to La Belle disco, Berlin bombing
15th - Viv Richards century off 56 balls v England in Antigua Test Cricket
15th - The United States launches Operation El Dorado Canyon against Libya.
16th - To dispel rumors he's dead, Moammar Gadhafi appears on TV
16th - West Indies complete 5-0 demolition of England
17th - IBM produces 1st megabit-chip
17th - Netherlands & Scilly Islands sign peace treaty (war of 1651)
17th - Pulitzer prize awarded to Larry McMurtry for "Lonesome Dove"
18th - Robert M Gates becomes deputy director of CIA
18th - Titan rocket explodes seconds after liftoff from Vandenberg AFB
WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry HolmesWBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes 19th - Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
20th - "Jerry's Girls" closes at St James Theater NYC after 139 performances
20th - Michael Jordan sets NBA playoff record with 63 points in a game
20th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
20th - Vladimir Horowitz performs in his Russian homeland
21st - 15th Boston Women's Marathon won by I Kristiansen of Norway in 2:24:55
21st - 90th Boston Marathon: Rob de Castella of Australia 1st man in 2:07:51 and Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway 1st woman in 2:24:55
21st - Bob Hering sets Formula One power boat record (165.338 mph, Ariz)
21st - Geraldo Rivera opens Al Capone's vault on TV & finds nothing
22nd - Consumer Price Index drops .04% for 2nd month in a row
22nd - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
23rd - Grand Floridian Beach Resort groundbreaking
23rd - Madrid-Nelli Cooman runs world record 60m indoor (7 sec)
Basketball Superstar Michael JordanBasketball Superstar Michael Jordan 25th - ETA bomb attacks Madrid killing 5
25th - Mswati III is crowned King of Swaziland, succeeding his father Sobhuza II.
26th - Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Marshall Holman
26th - France performs nuclear test
26th - Game between Angels & Twins delayed for 9 minutes by strong winds
26th - World's worst nuclear disaster: 4th reactor at Chernobyl nuclear power station in USSR explodes, 31 die, contamination reach much of Western Europe
27th - "Sweet Charity" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 368 performances
27th - Captain Midnight (John R MacDougall) interrupts HBO
27th - Pat Bradley wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
27th - Soviet authorities order the evacuation of the city of Pripyat (pop. 50,000) 1 day after the Chernobyl nuclear accident
28th - Soviet TV news program Vremya annouces a nuclear accident at Chernobyl nuclear power station, 2 days after the event
LPGA Golfer Pat BradleyLPGA Golfer Pat Bradley 29th - 800,000 books destroyed by fire in Los Angeles Central Library
29th - Boston Red Sox Roger Clemens strikes out 20 Seattle Mariners
29th - 1986 NFL Draft: Bo Jackson from University of Auburn first pick by Tampa Bay Buccaneers
30th - Ashrita Furman peformed 8,341 somersaults over 12 miles
30th - Mariners strike out 16 times, set record of 36 in 2 consecutive games

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 35 of 35

1st - Ireen Wüst, Dutch speed skater
3rd - Sergio Sánchez, Spanish footballer
3rd - Amanda Bynes, American actress
4th - Aiden McGeady, Republic of Ireland and Celtic footballer,
4th - Cameron Barker, Professional ice hockey player
7th - Brooke Brodack, American internet celebrity
8th - Igor Akinfeev, Russian footballer
8th - Félix Hernández, Venezuelan baseball player
8th - Erika Sawajiri, Japanese actress, model and singer
9th - Brian Larsen, American musician and record producer
9th - Leighton Meester, American actress
10th - Olivia Borlée, Belgian athlete
10th - Vincent Kompany, Belgian footballer
10th - Ayesha Takia, Indian actress
12th - Blerim Džemaili, Swiss footballer
14th - Matt Derbyshire, English footballer
14th - Anne Watanabe, Japanese model
15th - Quincy Owusu-Abeyie, Dutch footballer
16th - Paul di Resta, British racing driver
18th - Maurice Edu, American soccer player
18th - Billy Butler, American baseball player
19th - Candace Parker, American basketball player
20th - Cameron Duncan, New Zealand director (d. 2003)
21st - Audra Cohen, American tennis player
21st - Alexander Edler, Swedish hockey player
22nd - Dusan Sakota, Serbian-Greek basketball player
22nd - Amber Heard, American actress
22nd - Marshawn Lynch, American Football player
23rd - Sven Kramer, Dutch speedskater
23rd - Jessica Stam, Canadian supermodel
27th - Elena Risteska, Macedonian singer
27th - Jenna Coleman, British Actress (Doctor Who), born in Blackpool, Lancashire
28th - George Nozuka, Canadian Singer/Songwriter
29th - Renee Alway, American Model
30th - Dianna Agron, Savannah, Georgia, American Actress (Quinn Fabray-Glee)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 3 of 3

Author and creator of The Huffington Post Arianna HuffingtonAuthor and creator of The Huffington Post Arianna Huffington (12th) 12th - Author Arianna Huffington (35) weds politician Michael Huffington (38)
26th - Actor/body builder Arnold Schwarzenegger weds newscaster Maria Shriver
26th - Writer Jorge Luis Borges (86) weds author Maria Kodama (49) in Paraguay

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 30 of 30

3rd - Peter Pears, English tenor (Death in Venice), dies at 75
4th - Frank Mortelmans, Belgian painter, dies at 87
5th - Colin McCool, cricketer (14 Tests for Australia, 36 wkts), dies
5th - Manly Wade Wellman, sci-fi author (Devil's Planet), dies at 82
8th - Yukiko Okada, Japanese idol singer (b. 1967)
9th - Jean Mogin, Belgian poet, dies at 64
10th - Joseph P Addabbo, US defence specialist/(Sen-D), dies at 61
10th - Linda Creed, American songwriter (b. 1948)
12th - Valentin Kataev, Russian writer (b. 1897)
13th - Stephen Stucker, actor (Trading Places, Airplane), dies
Author Simone de BeauvoirAuthor Simone de Beauvoir (14th) 14th - Simone de Beauvoir, French author (She Came to Stay), dies of pneumonia at 78
15th - Jean Genet, French criminal/novelist/dramatist, dies at 75
15th - Sergei Nikolayevich Anokhin, cosmonaut, dies at 76
15th - Tim McIntire, actor (Bob Younger-Legend of Jesse James), dies at 42
17th - Bessie Head, writer, dies
18th - Marcel Dassault, [Bloch], French airplane builder, dies at 94
19th - Alvin Childress, actor (Amos-Amos 'n' Andy), dies at 78
19th - Dag Ivar Wiren, composer, dies at 80
20th - Sibte Hassan, Pakistani activist, journalist and writer (b. 1916)
21st - Salah Jaheen, Egyptian poet and cartoonist (b.1930)
22nd - Mircea Eliade, writer, dies
23rd - Harold Arlen, [Hyman Arluck], US composer, murdered at 81
23rd - Jim Laker, cricketer (193 wkts for England at 21 24), dies
23rd - Otto Preminger, dir (Advise & Consent, Anatomy of Murder), dies at 79
Duchess of Windsor Wallis SimpsonDuchess of Windsor Wallis Simpson (24th) 24th - Wallis Simpson [Duchess of Windsor], British King Edward VIII abdicated for her, dies at 89
24th - Bill Edrich, cricketer (39 Tests for England), dies
26th - Bessie Love, actress (Broadway Melody, Isadora), dies at 87
26th - [William] Broderick Crawford, American actor (Highway Patrol), dies after a series of strokes at 74
26th - Dechko Uzunov, Bulgarian painter (b. 1899)
29th - Seamus McElwaine, Irish IRA-terrorist, killed at 25

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