Historical Events in February 1986

  • Feb 1 KHJ-AM in Los Angeles CA changes call letters to KRTH
  • Feb 2 "Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood" closes at Ritz NYC after 13 performances
  • Feb 2 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Feb 2 Dalai Lama meets Pope John Paul II in India

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso
14th Dalai Lama
Tenzin Gyatso
  • Feb 2 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 28-24
  • Feb 2 Oscar Arias Sanchez elected president of Costa Rica

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 3 US President Ronald Reagan announces formation of commission of enquiry on Challenger Accident

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Feb 3 OPEC fails to agree upon a petroleum production agreement after a 2 day meeting in Vienna

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 3 The Pope and Mother Teresa meet in Calcutta

Catholic Missionary Mother Teresa
Catholic Missionary
Mother Teresa
  • Feb 4 38th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 4-3 (OT) at Hartford
  • Feb 4 Israeli fighters intercept Libyan passenger airliner

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Feb 5 Corazon Aquino & Ferdinand Marcos appear on "Nightline"

11th President of the Philippines Corazon Aquino
11th President of the Philippines
Corazon Aquino
10th President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos
10th President of the Philippines
Ferdinand Marcos
  • Feb 6 NJ Devil Peter McNab becomes 42nd NHLer to score 350 goals
  • Feb 7 US female Figure Skating championship won by Debi Thomas

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 7 Haiti's President-for-Life Jean-Claude Duvalier flees to France: Henri Namphy becomes leader of Haiti

President of Haiti Jean-Claude Duvalier
President of Haiti
Jean-Claude Duvalier

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Feb 7 Corazon Aquino defeats incumbent Filipino dictator Ferdinand Marcos but fraudulent returns gave the election to Marcos

10th President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos
10th President of the Philippines
Ferdinand Marcos
11th President of the Philippines Corazon Aquino
11th President of the Philippines
Corazon Aquino
  • Feb 8 5' 7" Spud Webb of Atlanta Hawks wins NBA Slam Dunk Competition
  • Feb 8 US male Figure Skating championship won by Brian Boitano
  • Feb 8 1984 Summer Olympics LAPD bomb squad chief Arleigh McCree, and his partner Officer Ronald Ball of the Firearms and explosives unit are killed while trying to dismantle two pipe bombs

Film release premierFilm Premier

Feb 8 The crime film "A Better Tomorrow", starring Yun Fat Chow, premieres in Hong Kong

  • Feb 9 36th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 139-132 at Dallas
  • Feb 9 Halley's Comet reaches 30th perihelion (closest approach to Sun)
  • Feb 9 Haydar Bakr al-Attas appointed president of South Yemen
  • Feb 9 Marvin Johnson wins record 3rd time, light heavyweight boxing title
  • Feb 9 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic
  • Feb 9 Tomb of Tutanchamon's treasurer Maya found in Egypt
  • Feb 9 West German team swims world record 4x200 m freestyle (7:05.17)
  • Feb 10 "John Lennon: Live in NYC" album is released posthumously
  • Feb 11 Activist Anatoly Scharansky released by USSR, leaves country
  • Feb 11 Australia beat India 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup, David Boon scores the most runs in the series (418)
  • Feb 11 Iran begins Fajr-8 offensive against Iraq
  • Feb 12 1st-class cricket debut of Curtly Ambrose, Leeward Is v Guyana
  • Feb 14 36th Berlin International Film Festival: "Stammheim" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 15 44,180 largest NBA crowd to date-Philadelphia at Detroit
  • Feb 15 Ferdinand Marcos wins rigged presidential election in the Philippines
  • Feb 15 Philipines National Assembly authorizes 6 more years for Ferdinand Marcos
  • Feb 16 "Uptown... It's Hot!" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 24 performances
  • Feb 16 French air force bombs Ouadi Doum airport in Chad
  • Feb 16 Dutch speed skater Hein Vergeer becomes World Allround champion for the second time
  • Feb 16 Karlstad skates world record 10 km (14:12.14)

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Feb 16 Mário Soares from the Socialist Party is elected the 1st civilian President of Portugal

President of Portugal Mário Soares
President of Portugal
Mário Soares
  • Feb 16 28th Daytona 500: Geoffrey Bodine wins (148.124 MPH)
  • Feb 17 1st Francophone Summit convenes at Versailles
  • Feb 17 Howard Stern radio show returns to NYC morning radio (WXRK 92.3 FM)
  • Feb 17 Johnson & Johnson announces it no longer sell capsule drugs
  • Feb 17 Libyan bombers attack N'djamena Airport in Chad
  • Feb 18 San Antonio's Alvin Robertson scores NBA 2nd quadruple double-20 pts, 11 rebounds, 10 assists & 10 steals against Phoenix
  • Feb 19 King Hussein of Jordan severs ties with PLO
  • Feb 19 US Senate ratifies UN's anti-genocide convention 37 years later
  • Feb 19 USSR launches Mir space station into Earth orbit
  • Feb 20 LA Dodger Orel Hershiser is 1st to win a $1M salary by arbitration

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 20 Mike Tyson sexually harasses a woman in Albany, NY

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Feb 21 AIDS patient Ryan White returns to classes at Western Middle School

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 21 Tennis star Jimmy Connors fined $20,000 & suspended for 10 weeks

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
  • Feb 22 Start of the People Power Revolution in the Philippines.
  • Feb 23 Despite losing, Red Sox Wade Boggs gets largest arbitration ($1.35M)
  • Feb 23 Mary Beth Zimmerman wins LPGA Standard Register/Samaritan Golf Classic
  • Feb 23 Nelli Fiere-Cooman runs world record 60 m indoor (7.00 sec)
  • Feb 24 Texas Air buys Eastern Airlines for $676 million
  • Feb 24 Voyager 2, 1st Uranus flyby
  • Feb 25 28th Grammy Awards: We Are the World, Sade, Phil Collins wins
  • Feb 25 Corazon Aquino becomes President of the Philippines, Marcos flees the country
  • Feb 25 Iran conquers Iraqi Fao peninsula
  • Feb 25 Thousands of Egyptian military police riot, destroy 2 luxury hotel
  • Feb 26 Evert van Benthem wins 14th Frisian 11-Cities skating race (6:55:16)
  • Feb 26 People Power Revolution in the Philippines.
  • Feb 27 The United States Senate allows its debates to be televised on a trial basis.
  • Feb 28 European Economic Community signs "Special Act" for Europe free trade
  • Feb 28 Peter Uberroth suspended 7 baseball players for 1 year, after they admitted in Curtis Strong's trial in September, they used drugs