Historical Events for Year 1986

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Jan 1st - Aruba becomes independent from neighbor island Curacao
Jan 1st - Barbra Striesand & Jon Peters relationship breaks up
Jan 1st - International Peace Year begins
Jan 1st - NYC transit fare rises from 90 cents to $1.00
Jan 1st - Spain & Portugal are 11th & 12th to join European Economic Community
Jan 1st - South African Government closes its borders with Lesotho, cutting off important food and fuel supplies, after Lesotho refuses to sign a non-aggression pact
Jan 1st - 72nd Rose Bowl: #13 UCLA beats #4 Iowa, 45-28; Iowa's All-American running back, Ronnie Harmon, fumbles the ball 4 times in his last game.
Jan 1st - 52nd Sugar Bowl: #8 Tennessee beats #2 Miami, 35-7
Jan 1st - 15th Fiesta Bowl: #5 Michigan beats #7 Nebraska, 27-23
Jan 1st - 52nd Orange Bowl: #3 Oklahoma beats #1 Penn State, 25-10
Jan 2nd - 191.66 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
Jan 2nd - NY Islander, Mike Bossy, scores his 500th goal
Jan 4th - David Boon's second Test century, 131 v India at Adelaide
NBA Center David RobinsonNBA Center David Robinson Jan 4th - NCAA basketball's David Robinson blocks a record 14 shots
Jan 6th - British Defense Secretary Michael Heseltine resigns after the 'Westland affair'
Jan 6th - Impala Platinum fires 20,000 black mine workers in Johannesburg
Jan 6th - Last day in Test cricket for Bob Holland
Jan 6th - STS 61-C scrubbed at T-31sec because of liquid oxygen valve problem
Jan 7th - Netherlands Bank issues 250 guilder notes
Jan 7th - STS 61-C mission scrubbed at T -9m because of weather problems
Jan 7th - US President Reagan announces economic sanctions against Libya
Jan 8th - Willie McCovey is 16th elected to Hall of Fame in his 1st year
Jan 9th - NY Islanders greatest shutout margin (9-0) vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Jan 9th - After losing a patent battle with Polaroid, Kodak must give up its instant camera business.
US President & Actor Ronald ReaganUS President & Actor Ronald Reagan Jan 10th - Palau signs Compact of Free Association with US
Jan 10th - NASA's STS-61-C mission scrubbed T -9m because of bad weather at Florida's Kennedy Space Center
Jan 11th - 1st African American Lieutenant Governor since reconstruction sworn in - Douglas Wilder of Virginia
Jan 12th - 24th space shuttle (61-C) mission-Columbia 7-launched
Jan 12th - Chic Blackhawk Denis Savard scores at 4 seconds of 3rd period
Jan 12th - AFC Championship Game: New England Patriots beat Miami Dolphins 31-14
Jan 12th - NFC Championship Game: Chicago Bears beat Los Angeles Rams 24-0
Jan 13th - NCCA institutes eligibility requirements based on college exams
Jan 13th - South Yemen Pres Ali Nasser Mohammed's bodyguard shoots opponents
Jan 13th - ABC's TV premiere of "The Right of The People", whose writer and director is said to have been inspired by the 14 December 1980 massacre at Bob's Big Boy in Los Angeles
Jan 14th - Constitution of Guatemala takes effect
Jan 14th - Vinicio Cerezo becomes only 2nd freely elected president of Guatemala since CIA-sponsored coup in 1954
Jan 15th - Living Seas opens (Disneyland)
Jan 16th - Police arrested 3 IRA-terrorists in Amsterdam
Jan 16th - First meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force.
Jan 17th - Tim Witherspoon beats Tony Tubbs in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
Jan 17th - 2nd Sundance Film Festival: "Smooth Talk" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
Jan 18th - 24th Space Shuttle (61-C) Mission-Columbia 7-returns to Earth
Jan 18th - AIDS charity record "That's What Friends are For," hits #1
Jan 18th - NY Lotto pays $30.5 million to one winner (#s are 19-20-27-34-41-46)
Jan 19th - Cerebral Palsy telethon
Jan 19th - Israeli premier Simon Peres visits Netherlands
Jan 19th - Spain recognizes Israel
Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr. Jan 20th - 1st federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr
Jan 20th - Chunnel announced (railroad tunnel under Canal)
Jan 20th - Milt coup in Lesotho under gen-mjr Lekhanya & premier Leabua Jonathan
Jan 21st - 100 participate in Nude Olympics race in 38°F (3°C), Indiana
Jan 21st - Allison J Brown, 17, of Oklahoma, crowned 4th Miss Teen USA
Jan 21st - Bomb attack in East-Beirut, 27 killed
Jan 22nd - Ghorbanifar 1st suggests diversion of cash to contras, says North
Jan 23rd - "Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 13 perfs
Jan 23rd - Columbia returns to Kennedy Space Center via Davis-Monthan AFB
Jan 23rd - 1st induction of Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame (Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Domino, Everly Bros, B Holly, J L Lewis & Elvis Presley)
Jan 24th - 43rd Golden Globes: Out of Africa, Jon Voight, & Whoopi Goldberg win
Jan 24th - NY Islander Mike Bossy scores his 1,000th point
Ice Hockey Great Mike BossyIce Hockey Great Mike Bossy Jan 24th - South Yemen Premier Haydar Bakr al-Attas becomes interim-president
Jan 24th - Voyager 2 makes 1st fly-by of Uranus (81,593 km), finds new moons
Jan 24th - Leon Brittan, Trade and Industry Secretary under Thatcher is 2nd cabinet minister to resign after 'Westland affair'
Jan 25th - General Tito Okello's government flees Kampala Uganda
Jan 26th - Hein Vergeer becomes European skating champ
Jan 26th - Val Skinner wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic
Jan 26th - Yoweri Museveni's rebel army conquerors Kampala Uganda
Jan 26th - Super Bowl XX: Chicago Bears beat NE Patriots, 46-10 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Richard Dent, Chicago, DE
Jan 27th - 13th American Music Awards: Whitney Houston, Huey Lewis & C Gayle
Jan 28th - "Uptown... It's Hot!" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 24 perfs
Singer and actress Whitney HoustonSinger and actress Whitney Houston Jan 28th - 25th Space Shuttle (51L)-Challenger 10 explodes 73 sec after liftoff
Jan 28th - Angolan Unity Leader Jonas Savimbi visits Washington, D.C.
Jan 29th - 193.8 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
Jan 29th - Yoweri Museveni sworn in as president of Uganda
Jan 31st - Mary Lund of Minn, is 1st female recipient of an artificial heart
Feb 1st - KHJ-AM in Los Angeles CA changes call letters to KRTH
Feb 2nd - "Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood" closes at Ritz NYC after 13 perfs
Feb 2nd - Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic
Feb 2nd - Dalai Lama meets Pope John Paul II in India
Feb 2nd - NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 28-24
Feb 2nd - Oscar Arias Sanchez elected president of Costa Rica
Feb 3rd - US President Ronald Reagan announces formation of commission of enquiry on Challenger Accident
Feb 3rd - OPEC fails to agree upon a petroleum production agreement after a 2 day meeting in Vienna
Catholic Missionary Mother TeresaCatholic Missionary Mother Teresa Feb 3rd - The Pope and Mother Teresa meet in Calcutta
Feb 4th - 38th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 4-3 (OT) at Hartford
Feb 4th - Israeli fighters intercept Libyan passenger airliner
Feb 5th - Corazon Aquino & Ferdinand Marcos appear on "Nightline"
Feb 6th - NJ Devil Peter McNab becomes 42nd NHLer to score 350 goals
Feb 7th - US female Figure Skating championship won by Debi Thomas
Feb 7th - Haiti's President-for-Life Jean-Claude Duvalier flees to France Henri Namphy becomes leader of Haiti
Feb 7th - Corazon Aquino defeats incumbent Filipino dictator Ferdinand Marcos but fraudulent returns gave the election to Marcos
Feb 8th - 5' 7" Spud Webb of Atlanta Hawks wins NBA Slam Dunk Competition
Feb 8th - US male Figure Skating championship won by Brian Boitano
Feb 8th - 1984 Summer Olympics head of the LAPD bomb squad, Arleigh McCree, and his partner Officer Ronald Ball of the Firearms and explosives unit were killed while trying to dismantle two pipe bombs when they responded to a call. McCree was recognized as one of the top explosive experts in the world.
Actor Yun Fat ChowActor Yun Fat Chow Feb 8th - The crime film "A Better Tomorrow", starring Yun Fat Chow, premieres in Hong Kong
Feb 9th - 36th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 139-132 at Dallas
Feb 9th - Halley's Comet reaches 30th perihelion (closest approach to Sun)
Feb 9th - Haydar Bakr al-Attas appointed president of South Yemen
Feb 9th - Marvin Johnson wins record 3rd time, light heavyweight boxing title
Feb 9th - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic
Feb 9th - Tomb of Tutanchamon's treasurer Maya found in Egypt
Feb 9th - West German team swims world record 4x200 m freestyle (7:05.17)
Feb 10th - "John Lennon: Live in NYC" album is released posthumously
Feb 11th - Activist Anatoly Scharansky released by USSR, leaves country
Feb 11th - Australia beat India 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup
Feb 11th - Iran begins Fajr-8 offensive against Iraq
LPGA Golfer Patty SheehanLPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan Feb 12th - 1st-class cricket debut of Curtly Ambrose, Leeward Is v Guyana
Feb 14th - 36th Berlin International Film Festival: "Stammheim" wins the Golden Bear
Feb 15th - 44,180 largest NBA crowd to date-Phila at Detroit
Feb 15th - Ferdinand Marcos wins rigged Philippines presidential election
Feb 15th - Philipines National Assembly authorizes 6 more years for Ferdinand Marcos
Feb 16th - "Uptown... It's Hot!" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 24 perfs
Feb 16th - French air force bombs Ouadi Doum airport in Chad
Feb 16th - Hein Vergeer becomes world champion skater
Feb 16th - Karlstad skates world record 10 km (14:12.14)
Feb 16th - Mario Soares (Socialist) elected Portugal's 1st civilian pres
Feb 16th - 28th Daytona 500: Geoffrey Bodine wins (148.124 MPH)
10th President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos10th President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos Feb 17th - 1st Francophone Summit convenes at Versailles
Feb 17th - Howard Stern radio show returns to NYC morning radio (WXRK 92.3 FM)
Feb 17th - Johnson & Johnson announces it no longer sell capsule drugs
Feb 17th - Libyan bombers attack N'djamena Airport in Chad
Feb 18th - San Antonio's Alvin Robertson scores NBA 2nd quadruple double-20 pts, 11 rebounds, 10 assists & 10 steals against Phoenix
Feb 19th - King Hussein of Jordan severs ties with PLO
Feb 19th - US Senate ratifies UN's anti-genocide convention 37 years later
Feb 19th - USSR launches Mir space station into Earth orbit
Feb 20th - LA Dodger Orel Hershiser is 1st to win a $1M salary by arbitration
Feb 20th - Mike Tyson sexually harasses a woman in Albany, NY
Feb 21st - AIDS patient Ryan White returns to classes at Western Middle School
Feb 21st - Tennis star Jimmy Connors fined $20,000 & suspended for 10 weeks
Feb 22nd - Start of the People Power Revolution in the Philippines.
Tennis Legend Jimmy ConnorsTennis Legend Jimmy Connors Feb 23rd - Despite losing, Red Sox Wade Boggs gets largest arbitration ($1.35M)
Feb 23rd - Mary Beth Zimmerman wins LPGA Standard Register/Samaritan Golf Classic
Feb 23rd - Nelli Fiere-Cooman runs world record 60 m indoor (7.00 sec)
Feb 24th - Texas Air buys Eastern Airlines for $676 million
Feb 24th - Voyager 2, 1st Uranus flyby
Feb 25th - 28th Grammy Awards: We Are the World, Sade, Phil Collins wins
Feb 25th - Corazon Aquino becomes President of the Philippines, Marcos flees the country
Feb 25th - Iran conquerors Iraq peninsula Fao
Feb 25th - Thousands of Egyptian military police riot, destroy 2 luxury hotel
Feb 26th - Evert van Benthem wins 14th Frisian 11-Cities skating race (6:55:16)
Feb 26th - People Power Revolution in the Philippines.
11th President of the Philippines Corazon Aquino11th President of the Philippines Corazon Aquino Feb 27th - The United States Senate allows its debates to be televised on a trial basis.
Feb 28th - European Economic Community signs "Special Act" for Europe free trade
Feb 28th - Peter Uberroth suspended 7 baseball players for 1 year, after they admitted in Curtis Strong's trial in September, they used drugs
Mar 2nd - 1st million-dollar purse for a handicap race won at Santa Anita
Mar 2nd - Mary Beth Zimmerman wins Uniden LPGA Golf Invitational
Mar 2nd - Protesters try to stop Land Rover motor company being sold to US
Mar 4th - Border completes twin Test tons (140 & 114*) v NZ
Mar 5th - "Today" tabloid launched (Britain's 1st national colour newspaper); it folded in 1995
Mar 6th - Ken Ludwig's "Lend me a Tenor" premieres in London
Mar 6th - USSR's Vega 1 flies by Halley's Comet at 8,889 km

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