Historical Events in 1986 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 400 of 833

  • Mar 25 Supreme Court rules Air Force could ban wearing of yarmulkes
  • Mar 25 Kurt Browning (Canada) becomes 1st skater to land a quadruple jump
  • Mar 26 Geffen records signs Guns & Roses
  • Mar 27 Disney-MGM Studio Tour groundbreaking
  • Mar 28 Extremist Sikhs kill 13 hindus in Ludhiana India
  • Mar 28 John N McMahon, ends term as deputy director of CIA
  • Mar 29 Beatle records officially go on sale in Russia
  • Mar 30 "Tango Argentino" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 198 performances
  • Mar 30 5th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Texas beats USC 97-81
  • Mar 31 167 die when Mexicana Airlines Boeing 727 crashes
  • Mar 31 48th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Louisville beats Duke 72-69
  • Mar 31 English Hampton Court palace destroyed by fire, 1 dead
  • Mar 31 Six metropolitan county councils are abolished in England.
  • Apr 1 Delhi beat Haryana by innings & 141 to win Ranji Trophy
  • Apr 1 US submarine Nathaniel Green runs aground in Irish Sea
  • Apr 1 World oil prices dip below $10 a barrel
  • Apr 2 4 US passengers killed by bomb at TWA counter Athens Airport Greece
  • Apr 2 George Corley Wallace (Gov-D-Ala) announces retirement plans
  • Apr 2 NCAA adopts 3-point basketball rule (19 feet 9 inch distance)
  • Apr 2 NYC Mayor Ed Koch signs & brings the Gay Rights Bill into effect
  • Apr 3 Maureen O'Boyle (future host of "A Current Affair") is raped
  • Apr 3 US national debt hits $2,000,000,000,000

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Apr 4 Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record with 213th point of season

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • Apr 5 Record for a throw-and-return boomerang toss is set (121m)
  • Apr 5 US soldier & Turkish woman killed in West Berlin disco bombing
  • Apr 5 140th Grand National: Richard Dunwoody aboard West Tip wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 6 15th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Pat Bradley

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • Apr 6 Soccer ball juggled non-stop for 14:14 hrs
  • Apr 6 CBS' fact based "Nobody's Child", story of Marie Balter

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 7 Wrestlemania II at 3 locations, Hulk Hogan beats King Kong Bundy

WWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan
WWF Wrestler
Hulk Hogan

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Apr 8 Clint Eastwood elected mayor of Carmel California, Make his day

Actor and Director Clint Eastwood
Actor and Director
Clint Eastwood
  • Apr 9 "Dallas" announces it will revive killed Bobby Ewing character
  • Apr 10 "Big Deal" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 70 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 10 Benazir Bhutto returns to Pakistan

Pakistani Politican Benazir Bhutto
Pakistani Politican
Benazir Bhutto
  • Apr 10 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Apr 11 A Canadain 1921 50 cent piece auctioned in NYC for $22,000
  • Apr 11 Dodge Morgan sailed solo nonstop around world in 150 days
  • Apr 11 Halley's Comet makes closest approach to Earth this trip, 63 M km
  • Apr 11 KXA-AM in Seattle WA changes call letters to KRPM
  • Apr 12 20,000 mine workers protest closing of Hasselt Belgium mines

Sport awardGolf Major

Apr 13 50th Masters Golf Tournament: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 279

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 13 Pope John Paul II met Rome's Chief Rabbi Elio Toaff at Rome synagogue

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Apr 13 Spanish Grand Prix decided by 0.014 of a second
  • Apr 14 21st Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama, George Strait, and Reba McEntire win
  • Apr 14 Desmond Tutu elected Anglican Archbishop of Capetown
  • Apr 14 Double-decker ferry sinks in stormy weather in Bangladesh killing 200
  • Apr 14 US aircraft attacks 5 terrorist locations in Libya
  • Apr 15 US air raids Libya, responding to La Belle disco, Berlin bombing
  • Apr 15 Viv Richards century off 56 balls v England in Antigua Test Cricket
  • Apr 15 The United States launches Operation El Dorado Canyon against Libya.

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

Apr 16 To dispel rumors he's dead, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi appears on TV

Libyan revolutionary, politician, and political theorist Muammar Gaddafi
Libyan revolutionary, politician, and political theorist
Muammar Gaddafi
  • Apr 16 West Indies complete 5-0 demolition of England
  • Apr 17 IBM produces 1st megabit-chip
  • Apr 17 Netherlands & Scilly Islands sign peace treaty (war of 1651)
  • Apr 17 Pulitzer prize awarded to Larry McMurtry for "Lonesome Dove"
  • Apr 18 Robert M Gates becomes deputy director of CIA
  • Apr 18 Titan rocket explodes seconds after liftoff from Vandenberg AFB

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Apr 19 Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • Apr 20 "Jerry's Girls" closes at St James Theater NYC after 139 performances

Sports record brokenNBA Record

Apr 20 Michael Jordan sets NBA playoff record with 63 points in a game

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan
  • Apr 20 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Apr 20 Vladimir Horowitz performs in his Russian homeland
  • Apr 21 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
  • Apr 21 Bob Hering sets Formula One power boat record (165.338 mph, Ariz)
  • Apr 21 Geraldo Rivera opens Al Capone's vault on TV & finds nothing
  • Apr 22 Consumer Price Index drops .04% for 2nd month in a row
  • Apr 22 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Apr 23 Grand Floridian Beach Resort groundbreaking
  • Apr 23 Madrid-Nelli Cooman runs world record 60m indoor (7 sec)
  • Apr 25 ETA bomb attacks Madrid killing 5
  • Apr 25 Mswati III is crowned King of Swaziland, succeeding his father Sobhuza II.
  • Apr 26 Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Marshall Holman
  • Apr 26 France performs nuclear test
  • Apr 26 Game between Angels & Twins delayed for 9 minutes by strong winds
  • Apr 26 World's worst nuclear disaster: 4th reactor at Chernobyl nuclear power station in USSR explodes, 31 die, contamination reach much of Western Europe
  • Apr 27 "Sweet Charity" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 368 performances
  • Apr 27 Captain Midnight (John R MacDougall) interrupts HBO
  • Apr 27 Pat Bradley wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
  • Apr 27 Soviet authorities order the evacuation of the city of Pripyat (pop. 50,000) 1 day after the Chernobyl nuclear accident
  • Apr 28 Soviet TV news program Vremya annouces a nuclear accident at Chernobyl nuclear power station, 2 days after the event
  • Apr 29 800,000 books destroyed by fire in Los Angeles Central Library

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 29 Boston Red Sox Roger Clemens strikes out 20 Seattle Mariners

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • Apr 29 1986 NFL Draft: Bo Jackson from University of Auburn first pick by Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Apr 30 Ashrita Furman peformed 8,341 somersaults over 12 miles
  • Apr 30 Mariners strike out 16 times, set record of 36 in 2 consecutive games
  • May 1 Bill Elliott sets stock car speed record of 212.229 mph
  • May 1 Russian news agency Tass reports Chernobyl nuclear power plant mishap
  • May 1 Will Stegers expedition reaches North Pole
  • May 2 Transportation Expo 86 opens in Vancouver, BC
  • May 3 112th Kentucky Derby: Bill Shoemaker aboard Ferdinand wins in 2:02.8
  • May 3 Air Lanka crashes, killing 22
  • May 3 Cubs 3rd baseman Ron Cey hits his 300th & 301st HR
  • May 3 NASA launches Goes-G, it failed to achieve orbit
  • May 3 NY Yankee Don Mattingly is 6th to hit 3 sacrifice flies in a game
  • May 3 31st Eurovision Song Contest: Sandra Kim for Belgium wins singing "J'aime la vie" in Bergen
  • May 4 President Babrak Karmal resigns as party leader of Afghanistan
  • May 5 Hall of Fame & Museum announced to be built in Cleveland
  • May 6 Donald E Pelotte becomes 1st native American bishop
  • May 6 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • May 7 Phillies outfielder Garry Maddox, retires
  • May 7 Iraq bombs a Tehran oil refiner
  • May 7 30th European Cup: Steaua Bucuresti beats Barcelona (0-0, 2-0 on penalties) at Seville
  • May 9 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Montreal Canadians beat New York Rangers, 4 games to 1
  • May 10 "Rock Me Amadeus" by Falco hits #1 on UK pop chart
  • May 11 Muffin Spencer-Devlin wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 12 President Reagan appoints Dr James C Fletcher NASA Administrator

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • May 12 Fred Markham (US), unpaced & unaided by wind, is 1st to pedal 65 mph on a level course, Big Sand Flat, Calif

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 14 Netherlands Institute for War Documentation publishes Anne Frank's complete diary

Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne Frank
Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust
Anne Frank

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 14 Reggie Jackson hit his 537th HR passing Mickey Mantle into 6th place

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • May 14 Pride of Baltimore lost at sea.
  • May 14 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Calgary Flames beat St. Louis Blues, 4 games to 3
  • May 15 Argentine ex-president Galtieri sentenced to 12 years

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 16 "Top Gun", directed by Tony Scott and starring Tom Cruise premieres

Actor Tom Cruise
Actor
Tom Cruise
  • May 16 Bobby Ewing (Patrick Duffy) comes back from dead on Dallas
  • May 16 JoaquĆ­n Balaguers PRSC wins Dominican Rep parliamentary election
  • May 16 South African President PW Botha sends Coetsee to visit Mandela
  • May 16 The Seville Statement on Violence is adopted by an international meeting of scientists, convened by the Spanish National Commission for UNESCO, in Seville, Spain.
  • May 17 "Chicken Song" by Spitting Image hits #1 on the UK pop chart
  • May 17 111th Preakness: Alex Solis aboard Snow Chief wins in 1:54.8
  • May 18 "Singin' in the Rain" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 367 performances
  • May 18 Becky Pearson wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic
  • May 18 David Goch finishes swimming 55,682 miles in a 25-yd pool
  • May 18 South African army occupies Botswana, Zimbabwe & Zambia
  • May 18 Chung Kwung Ying does 2,750 "atomic" hand-stand push-ups
  • May 19 Anti-apartheid activist HClane Pastoors sentenced to 10 yrs in South Africa
  • May 19 39th Cannes Film Festival: "The Mission" directed by Roland Joffe wins the Palme d'Or
  • May 20 Christy Fichtner, 23, (Texas), crowned 35th Miss USA
  • May 20 Flintstones 25th Anniversary Celebration airs on CBS-tv
  • May 21 Atlanta Brave Rafael Ramirez hits 4 doubles in a game
  • May 21 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 22 Cher calls David Letterman an asshole on Late Night on NBC

Comedian and Television Host David Letterman
Comedian and Television Host
David Letterman
  • May 23 US & Western Europe veto heavier sanctions against South Africa

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 24 Margaret Thatcher becomes 1st British PM to visit Israel

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • May 24 Reginald Huffstetler trod water for 985 hrs
  • May 24 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Calgary Flames, 4 games to 1
  • May 25 95-year-old woman scores a hole-in-one in Florida
  • May 25 Ferry boat Shamia sinks on Maghna River Bangladesh, 600 killed
  • May 25 Hands Across America - 6.5 million people hold hands from California to NY

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 25 KC Royal George Brett gets his 2,000th hit

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • May 25 Laurie Rinker wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
  • May 25 Virgilio Barco elected president of Colombia
  • May 27 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • May 27 Norway Showcase groundbreaking
  • May 27 President Reagan orderes 2 Poseidon-class submarines be dismantled
  • May 28 Democratic Labor Party wins parliamentary election in Barbados
  • May 28 White Sox Joe Cowley sets record striking out 1st 7 Rangers he faces
  • May 29 59th National Spelling Bee: Jon Pennington wins spelling odontalgia
  • May 30 Ariane-2 (ESA) launched
  • May 30 Bobby Rahal is 1st to average over 170 mph in Indianapolis 500
  • May 30 France performs nuclear test

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 30 Barry Bonds makes his MLB debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • Jun 1 32nd LPGA Championship won by Pat Bradley
  • Jun 1 40th Tony Awards: I'm Not Rappaport & Mystery of Edwin Drood win
  • Jun 2 NYC transit system issues a new brass with steel bullseye token
  • Jun 2 Regular TV coverage of US Senate sessions begins
  • Jun 3 Battles in Beirut; 53 killed
  • Jun 4 Jonathan Pollard, spy for Israel, pleads guilty in US court
  • Jun 5 SD Padre Steve Garvey ejected for 1st time
  • Jun 6 Jurgen Schull sets world discus record (74.07 m)
  • Jun 6 Kathy Ormsby, a 21-year-old member of NC State track team jumps off a bridge permanently paralyzing herself
  • Jun 7 118th Belmont: Chris McCarron aboard Danzig Connect wins in 2:29.8

Music release#1 in the Charts

Jun 7 Madonna's single "Live to Tell" goes #1

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna
  • Jun 7 Pirates draft 3rd baseman Jeff King #1
  • Jun 8 "Big Deal" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 70 performances
  • Jun 8 40th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Hous Rockets, 4 games to 2
  • Jun 8 Alleged Nazi Kurt Waldheim elected President of Austria
  • Jun 8 Juli Inkster wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
  • Jun 8 Longest 9 inning AL game (4h16m), Balt Orioles beat Yankees 18-9
  • Jun 8 Iraqi jets attack Assadabad satellite station

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 8 85th Men's French Open: Ivan Lendl beats Mikael Pernfors (6-3, 6-2, 6-4)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player Mikael Pernfors
Tennis Player
Mikael Pernfors
  • Jun 8 85th Women's French Open: Chris Evert beats Martina Navratilova (2-6, 6-3, 6-3)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 9 20th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers & Loretta Lynn

Singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn
Singer-songwriter
Loretta Lynn
  • Jun 9 Angel Don Sutton (298 wins) beats White Sox Tom Seaver (306 wins) 3-0
  • Jun 9 Dow Jones-index hits record 45.71 points
  • Jun 9 Rogers Comm report on Challenger disaster blames Morton Thiokol
  • Jun 10 A Bartlett Giamatti becomes president of baseball's NL
  • Jun 10 In South Africa, the three-year-old 'State of Emergency' is renewed for another twelve months, followed by an organized campaign of civil disobedience against it.
  • Jun 11 "Blacke's Magic" last airs on NBC-TV
  • Jun 11 Amnesty International megaconcert
  • Jun 12 PW Botha declares South African national emergency
  • Jun 13 Pres Reagan criticizes South African state of emergency
  • Jun 13 Steve Garvey 1st ejection from a game, after Atlanta's triple-play
  • Jun 15 86th US Golf Open: Ray Floyd shoots a 279 at Shinnecock Hills GC NY
  • Jun 15 Juli Inkster wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • Jun 15 Pravda announces high-level Chernobyl staff fired for stupidity
  • Jun 16 1 day general strike in South Africa
  • Jun 17 US Chief Justice Warren Earl Burger resigns and Antonin Scalia nominated as his replacement
  • Jun 18 De Havilland Twin Otter & Bell 206 helicopter collide, kills 25
  • Jun 18 Don Sutton becomes 19th pitcher to win 300 games
  • Jun 18 Heike Friedrich swims female world record 200m freestyle (1:57.55)
  • Jun 18 Papua New Guinea score 9-455 in 60 overs v Gibraltar, ICC Trophy
  • Jun 18 US House of Representatives approves Bill to impose stricter sanctions on Apartheid South Africa
  • Jun 20 Drs at Bethesda Naval remove 2 small benign polyps from Reagan's colon

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 20 Jim Fregosi replaces Tony La Russa as White Sox manager

Baseball Manager Tony La Russa
Baseball Manager
Tony La Russa
  • Jun 21 "Living on Video" by Trans-X peaks at #61
  • Jun 21 "Vienna Calling" by Falco peaks at #18
  • Jun 21 Bo Jackson, Heisman Trophy winner, signs with KC Royals
  • Jun 21 Heike Drechsler of East Germany long jumps 7.45 m (women's record)