What Happened in 1986 (Part 9)

Historical Events

Events 801 - 835 of 835

  • Dec 11 A Bartlett Giamatti becomes president of baseball's National League
  • Dec 11 South Africa censors press
  • Dec 12 David Boon's fourth Test century, 103 v England at Adelaide
  • Dec 12 James "Bone Crusher" Smith TKO's WBA champ Tim Witherspoon in Madison Square Garden
  • Dec 12 Russian Tupolev-134 crashes in East Berlin, 70 killed
  • Dec 12 South African journalist and activist Zwelakhe Sisulu arrested at John Vorster Square
  • Dec 14 Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan & Jeana Yeager, took off from Edwards AFB, California on 1st non-stop, non-refueled flight around world
  • Dec 15 150 killed during race riot in Karachi

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Dec 15 CIA director William Casey suffers a cerebral seizure

CIA Director William Casey
CIA Director
William Casey
  • Dec 15 Carnegie Hall reopens after a $50 million facelift
  • Dec 16 Revolt in Kazakhstan against Communist party, known as Zheltoksan, which becomes the first sign of ethnic strife during Gorbachev's tenure
  • Dec 17 US Congress forms "Irangate" committee
  • Dec 17 Mrs Davina Thompson makes medical history by having the 1st heart, lung & liver transplant (Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, England)

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Dec 17 American mafia hitman Richard Kuklinski is arrested at a roadblock

Contract Killer Richard Kuklinski
Contract Killer
Richard Kuklinski

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Dec 19 USSR frees dissident Andrei Sakharov from internal exile

Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident Andrei Sakharov
Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident
Andrei Sakharov
  • Dec 19 Jack Morris agrees to salary arbitration with former team Tigers & accuses owners of collusion against free agency
  • Dec 19 Michael Sergio, who parachuted into Shea Stadium during game 6 of the World Series, sentenced to 100 hrs of community service & fined $500
  • Dec 19 OPEC reaches an accord that would cut production by 7 percent for the first six months of 1987 and would raise prices immediately toward a target world oil price of $18 per barrel

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Dec 19 "Platoon" directed by Oliver Stone and starring Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger and Willem Dafoe is released (Best Picture 1987)

  • Dec 20 White teenagers beat blacks in New York City's Howard Beach
  • Dec 21 Amy Alcott/Bob Charles wins LPGA Mazda Golf Championship
  • Dec 22 India score 7-676 v Sri Lanka at Kanpur in Cricket
  • Dec 23 Experimental airplane Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan & Jeana Yeager, complete 1st nonstop, round-the-world flight without refueling lands
  • Dec 24 French hostage Aurel Cornea, held in Lebanon for 9 months, released
  • Dec 24 Iran offensive against Iraqi islands of Shatt al-Arab
  • Dec 26 Captured Iraqi Airways Boeing-737 in Saudi Arabia, about 60 killed
  • Dec 26 Doug Jarvis, 31, sets NHL record of 916 consecutive games
  • Dec 26 TV soap "Search for Tomorrow" ends 35 year run

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Dec 26 Mark Messier is suspended for 10 games for instigating a fight with Jamie Macoun and breaking his cheekbone

NHL Legend Mark Messier
NHL Legend
Mark Messier
  • Dec 27 "Les Miserables" opens at Kennedy Center, Wash DC
  • Dec 27 2nd Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins
  • Dec 28 75th Davis Cup: Australia beats Sweden in Melbourne (3-2), helped by Pat Davis ranked 412th in the world
  • Dec 31 Dupont Plaza Hotel fire in San Juan, Puerto Rico kills 97
  • Dec 31 Russian TU-144 flies for 1st time faster than sound
  • Dec 31 WIS-AM in Columbia SC changes call letters to WVOC (now WOMG)

Famous Birthdays

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Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

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