Historical Events in 1986 (Part 4)

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  • Sep 7 NBC premiere of "The French Connection" film based TV sequel "Popeye Doyle"

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 7 106th Men's U.S. Open: Ivan Lendl beats Miloslav Mecir (6-4, 6-2, 6-0)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Gold Medalist Miloslav Mecir
Tennis Player and Gold Medalist
Miloslav Mecir
  • Sep 7 106th Women's U.S. Open: Martina Navratilova beats Helena Sukova (6-3, 6-2)
  • Sep 8 Westinghouse sells background music company Muzak to the Fields Company of Chicago

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 8 "The Oprah Winfrey Show" is first broadcast nationally

Talk show host Oprah Winfrey
Talk show host
Oprah Winfrey
  • Sep 9 Minn Tommy Krammer passes for 6 touchdowns vs Green Bay (42-7)
  • Sep 9 NYC jury indicts Gennadly Zakharov (Soviet UN employee) of spying
  • Sep 10 Bryan O'Connor named chairman of Space Flight Safety Panel

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 11 Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak receives Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak
Egyptian President
Hosni Mubarak
Israeli Statesman Shimon Peres
Israeli Statesman
Shimon Peres
  • Sep 11 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 11 Dow Jones Industrial Avg suffered biggest 1-day decline ever, plummeting 86.61 points to 1,792.89. 237.57 million shares traded
  • Sep 12 240.49 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
  • Sep 12 Twins fire manager Ray Miller & replace him with coach Tom Kelly
  • Sep 12 US professor Joseph Cicippio is kidnapped & held hostage in Beirut
  • Sep 12 Limited U.S. premiere of film adaptation of Marsha Norman's play "'Night, Mother"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 12 "Blue Velvet" directed by David Lynch, Starring Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan and Dennis Hopper debuts in Toronto

  • Sep 13 Bert Blyleven gives up a record 44 HRs in a season
  • Sep 13 Kellye Cash (Tenn), 21, crowned 60th Miss America 1987
  • Sep 13 11th Toronto International Film Festival: "The Decline of the American Empire" directed by Denys Arcand wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 14 Bo Jackson's 1st HR-a 475-foot blast (longest at Royal Stadium)
  • Sep 14 Bomb attack in Paris, 2 killed
  • Sep 14 Bomb explosion on airport Kimpo at Seoul, 5 killed
  • Sep 14 Judy Dickinson wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
  • Sep 14 Saskatchewan & Hamilton play 1st CFL regular-season overtime game
  • Sep 14 CBS premiere of true life "The Last Days of Patton"
  • Sep 15 1st broadcast of "L.A. Law" on NBC-TV
  • Sep 15 Bomb attack in Paris, 1 dead
  • Sep 16 Fire in Kinross gold mine, Transvaal South Africa, 177 killed
  • Sep 17 Bomb attack in Paris, 6 killed
  • Sep 17 Marina Stepanova of USSR sets 400m hurdle woman's record (52.94)
  • Sep 17 Mets clinch NL East Championship
  • Sep 17 US Senate confirms William Rehnquist as 16th chief justice
  • Sep 18 David Boon's 3rd Test cricket century, 122 v India at Madras

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 19 "Captain EO" with Michael Jackson premieres

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • Sep 19 Chicago White Sox Joe Crowley no-hits California Angels, 7-1
  • Sep 19 Dean Jones scores 210 v India at Madras
  • Sep 19 US Federal health officials announce AZT will be available to AIDS patients
  • Sep 20 Wichita State Shockers blow a 35-3 lead; lose 36-35 to Morehead State

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

Sep 21 38th Emmy Awards: Golden Girls, Cagney & Lacey & Michael J. Fox win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 21 Miami Dan Marino passes for 6 touchdowns vs NY Jets (51-45)

Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan Marino
Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback
Dan Marino
  • Sep 21 NY Jets beat Miami Dolphins 51-45 in OT; record 884 passing yards
  • Sep 21 New Orleans Saints Mel Gray returns kickoff 101 yards for a touchdown
  • Sep 21 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic
  • Sep 21 SD Padre Jimmy Jones pitchs 1-hitter in his major league debut
  • Sep 21 Kerry GAA beat Tyrone GAA in Croke Park during the All-Ireland Football Final by 2-15 to 1-10 thus winning the championship and a three-in-a-row.
  • Sep 22 35 countries signs disarmament accord in Stockholm
  • Sep 22 India v Australia Test Cricket at Madras finishes in a tie
  • Sep 22 LA Dodger Fernando Valenzuela is 1st Mexican to win 20 games
  • Sep 23 Astro Jim Deshaies strikes out 1st 8 Dodger of game (ends with 10)
  • Sep 23 Congress selects the rose as US national flower
  • Sep 25 Antonin Scalia appointed to US Supreme Court

  • Sep 25 Houston Astro Mike Scott no-hits SF Giants, 2-0
  • Sep 26 Antonin Scalia, sworn in as US Supreme Court Justice
  • Sep 26 RUN-DMC is 1st rap group to hit top 10 (Raisin' Hell)
  • Sep 26 William Hubbs Rehnquist, sworn in as Chief Justice of Supreme Court
  • Sep 26 Bobby (Patrick Duffy) returns to Dallas, his death is attributed to his wife Pam's bad dream (erases all of last season)
  • Sep 27 Senate joins House of Reps voting for sweeping tax reforms
  • Sep 27 "Give Me Wings" single released by Michael Johnson (Billboard Song of the Year 1987)
  • Sep 28 Record 23,000 start in a marathon (Mexico City)
  • Sep 28 Tight end Brian Foster of RI catches NCAA record 18 passes for 327 yds
  • Sep 28 Cleveland Browns' Gerald McNeil sets the team record for the longest punt return with an 84-yard run (and TD), Browns 24, Detroit 21
  • Sep 29 "Airwolf" TV Adventure; moves to USA
  • Sep 29 "Designing Women" TV comedy, debuts on CBS

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 29 Cubs Greg Maddux defeats Phillies Mike Maddux (1st rookie brothers)

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux
  • Sep 29 Indians Jay Bell is 10th to hit a HR on 1st major league pitch he sees
  • Sep 29 Mary Lou Retton retires as a gymnast
  • Sep 29 USSR releases US journalist Nicholas Daniloff confined on spy charges
  • Sep 29 NBC true life drama "Adam: His Song Continues" premieres, sequel to "Adam" (1983)
  • Sep 30 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 30 US releases soviet spy Gennadiy Zakharov
  • Sep 30 Mordechai Vanunu, who revealed details of Israel covert nuclear program to British media, is kidnapped in Rome, Italy
  • Oct 1 President Carter's presidential library/museum dedicated in Atlanta
  • Oct 1 New Zealand's Labour Government introduces a Goods and Services Tax (GST), adding 10% to the cost of most goods and services
  • Oct 2 Mike Scott is 3rd NL pitcher to strike out 300 in a season (306)
  • Oct 2 NY Met Dwight Gooden is 1st to strike out 200 or more in 1st 3 seasons
  • Oct 2 Sikhs attempt to assassinate Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi
  • Oct 3 Baltimore loses assuring Orioles of their 1st last-place finish
  • Oct 3 Soviet Yankee-class sub sinks off NC, 3 die
  • Oct 3 TASCC, a superconducting cyclotron at the Chalk River Laboratories, was officially opened.

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Oct 4 NY Yank Dave Righetti saves doubleheader for then record 46 saves

MLB Pitcher and Coach Dave Righetti
MLB Pitcher and Coach
Dave Righetti
  • Oct 4 Queen Beatrice installs dam at Oosterschelde
  • Oct 4 Rachel Oliver (Mass), 20, crowned 19th Miss Black America
  • Oct 5 London Sunday Times reports Israel is stocking nuclear arms
  • Oct 6 Russian nuclear sub K291 sinks in Atlantic Ocean
  • Oct 7 First edition of new British newspaper "Independent" published

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 7 Steve Yzerman is named captain of the Detroit Red Wings, a title he would hold for over 1,300 games

NHL Legend Steve Yzerman
NHL Legend
Steve Yzerman
  • Oct 8 Mike Scott ties playoff record of 14 strikeouts, beats Mets 1-0
  • Oct 8 RUN DMC calls for a day of peace among LA street gangs
  • Oct 9 "Phantom of the Opera" premieres in London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 9 Gilbert Perreault, Buffalo, became 12th NHLer to score 500 goals

  • Oct 9 Senate convicted US District Judge Harry E Claiborne making him 5th federal official to be removed from office through impeachment
  • Oct 10 7.5 Earthquake strikes San Salvador, El Salvador

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 10 Shimon Peres resigns as Prime Minister of Israel

Israeli Statesman Shimon Peres
Israeli Statesman
Shimon Peres

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 11 Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev open talks at a summit in Reykjavik, Iceland

Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary
Mikhail Gorbachev
US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Oct 12 California Angels within 1 pitch of pennant victory lose to Red Sox

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 12 Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, visit the People's Republic of China

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • Oct 13 20th Country Music Association Award: Reba McEntire wins
  • Oct 13 25th NY, NL appearance in World Series (Mets vs A's)
  • Oct 13 IOC announces baseball will become a medal sport in 1992
  • Oct 14 IOC decides to stagger Winter & Summer Olympic schedule

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 14 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Auschwitz survivor Elie Wiesel, for his efforts to ensure the Holocaust was remembered

Author Elie Wiesel
Author
Elie Wiesel
  • Oct 14 Tim Kides of West NY, NJ performs 25,000 leg raises in 11:57:15
  • Oct 15 Longest post season game, Mets beat Astros 7-6 in 16 & win NL pennant
  • Oct 15 MLB National League Championship: New York Mets beat Houston Astros, 4 games to 2
  • Oct 15 MLB American League Championship: Boston Red Sox beat California Angels, 4 games to 3
  • Oct 16 "Raggedy Ann" opens at Nederlander Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • Oct 16 Armand Hammer returns to US with Jewish refusenik David Goldfarb

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 16 US government shuts down due to disputes between President Reagan and the House

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Oct 16 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Oct 16 Wole Soyinka, Nigerian playwright and poet, becomes the first African to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature
  • Oct 17 US Senate approved immigration bill prohibiting hiring of illegal aliens & offered amnesty to illegals who entered prior to 1982

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 17 Yitzhak Rabin forms Israeli government

5th Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin
5th Prime Minister of Israel
Yitzhak Rabin
  • Oct 19 "Flamenco Puro" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 40 performances
  • Oct 19 "Raggedy Ann" closes at Nederlander Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • Oct 19 Allan Border scores the 1,000,000th run in Tests (v India, Bombay)
  • Oct 19 USSR expels five US diplomats
  • Oct 20 Tupolev-134 crashes in Southern Africa
  • Oct 21 1st-class cricket debut of Andy Flower, ZCU Presidents XI v Young WI
  • Oct 21 Hugh Whitemore's "Breaking the Code" premieres in London
  • Oct 21 IBM re-forms in South Africa
  • Oct 21 Republic of Marshall Islands signs Compact of Free Association with US
  • Oct 21 US writer Edward A Tracy kidnap in Beirut

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 22 "Into the Light" opens at Neil Simon Theater NYC for 6 performances

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • Oct 24 Dodgers' Bill Russell, 38, announces his retirement
  • Oct 24 Great Britain drops diplomatic relations with Syria
  • Oct 25 International Red Cross ousted from South Africa
  • Oct 25 Michael Sergio Parachutes into Shea Stadium during game 6 of WS
  • Oct 25 Trailing 5-3 with 2 out & no one on in bottom of 10th, NY rallies to win Game 6 of the World Series, 6-5, Bill Buckner misplays a ball
  • Oct 26 "Into the Light" closes at Neil Simon Theater NYC after 6 performances
  • Oct 26 37th Formula One WDC: Alain Prost wins by two points
  • Oct 27 NY Mets beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 83rd World Series

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 27 Paul McCartney release "Pretty Little Head"

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • Oct 27 British government deregulates financial markets in a "Big Bang", enhancing London's status as a financial capital while increasing income inequality
  • Oct 28 KOB-AM in Albuquerque NM changes call letters to KKOB
  • Oct 28 KOB-TV in Albuquerque NM's final transmission
  • Oct 28 The centennial of the Statue of Liberty's dedication is celebrated in New York Harbor.
  • Oct 29 Kirk Muller scores NJ Devil record 6 point, beat Penguins, 8-6
  • Oct 29 Padres pitcher LaMarr Hoyt is arrested at US-Mexico border for drugs
  • Oct 29 West Indies all out for 53 v Pakistan (Abdul Qadir 6-16)
  • Oct 30 Discovery moves to OPF where more than 200 modifications are made
  • Nov 1 Fire in Sandoz factory in Basel, 30 tons of chemicals in the Rhine
  • Nov 1 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Brave Raj, Capote, Lady's Secret, Last Tycoon, Manila, Skywalker, Smile at Santa Anita
  • Nov 2 16th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:28:06
  • Nov 2 17th NYC Marathon won by Gianni Poli in 2:11:06
  • Nov 2 Ayako Okamoto wins Nichirei Ladies Cup US-Japan Team Golf Championship
  • Nov 3 Federated States of Micronesia signs Compact of Free Association with US
  • Nov 3 Joaquim Chissano elected president Mozambique
  • Nov 3 John Lennon "Menlove Avenue" album released posthumously
  • Nov 3 Lebanese magazine Ash Shirra reveals secret US arms sales to Iran
  • Nov 3 Northern Mariana Islands becomes a Commonwealth associated with US
  • Nov 6 Houston's Mike Scott (18-10) wins NL Cy Young
  • Nov 6 President Reagan signs landmark immigration reform bill
  • Nov 6 Rev Donald Wildmon begins a campaign against Howard Stern
  • Nov 6 "Just Like the First Time" 2nd studio album by Freddie Jackson is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1987)
  • Nov 8 "Song & Dance" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 474 performances
  • Nov 9 Ai-Yu Tu wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
  • Nov 9 Pakistan all out for 77 v West Indies at Lahore
  • Nov 10 Bangladeshi Constitution restored
  • Nov 11 Houston's Astro Mike Scott (18-10) wins NL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 11 Suriname government proclaims gold purification
  • Nov 12 France performs nuclear test

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 12 Roger Clemens wins AL Cy Young Award unanimously

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • Nov 13 Giselle Jeanne-Marie LaRonde of Trinidad, 23, crowned 36th Miss World
  • Nov 13 NASA launches space vehicle S-199
  • Nov 13 US President Reagan confesses weapon sales to Iran
  • Nov 14 Doubleday Publishing sells NY Mets to Nelson Doubleday & Fred Wilpon
  • Nov 14 FCC issues Notice Of Apparent Liability to WYSP Phila
  • Nov 14 SEC imposes a record $100 million penalty against Ivan Boesky

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 15 2nd time "Saturday Night Live" uses a time delay (Sam Knison hosts)

Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 15 Beastie Boys release their debut album "Licensed to Ill" - 1st No. 1 rap album on Billboard charts

Rocker Adam Yauch
Rocker
Adam Yauch
  • Nov 16 36th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins
  • Nov 17 "Oh Coward!" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 56 performances
  • Nov 18 Roger Clemens wins AL MVP

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 19 Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt wins NL MVP

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • Nov 19 Tina Howe's "Coastal Disturbances" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 20 Afghanistan President Babrak Karmal flees
  • Nov 20 World Health Organization announces first global effort to combat AIDS
  • Nov 21 Central African Republic adopts constitution
  • Nov 21 Suriname army leader Desi Bouterse massacres Moiwana village

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Nov 22 Mike Tyson KOs Trevor Berbick in 2 for heavyweight WBC boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Nov 22 Wayne Gretzky, Edmonton, became 13th NHLer to score 500 goals
  • Nov 24 "Smile" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • Nov 24 Cards reliever Todd Worrell wins NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 24 Wrestler John Tatum charged with possession of marijuana
  • Nov 25 A's Jose Canseco wins AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 25 Iran-Contra affair erupts, President Reagan reveals secret arms deal
  • Nov 25 Oliver North's secretary, Fawn Hall, smuggles documents out of his office
  • Nov 28 Hilbert van der Duim skates 1 hour world record 39.4928 km
  • Nov 28 US Reagan administration exceeds SALT II arms limitations for 1st time
  • Nov 28 OPEC reaches oil production accord
  • Nov 29 51st Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 21-17 in Birmingham
  • Nov 30 "Flamenco Puro" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 40 performances
  • Nov 30 74th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 39-15
  • Nov 30 Ivan Lendl is 1st tennis player to earn over $10 million in his lifetime
  • Dec 1 Musée d'Orsay opens in Paris
  • Dec 1 Paul McCartney releases "Only Love Remains"
  • Dec 2 Dow-Jones index hits record 1,955.57
  • Dec 3 Sri Lanka all out 55 v WI in one-dayer Walsh 5-1 in 4 3 overs
  • Dec 4 US launches its Fleet Satellite Communications System (Fltsatcom-7)
  • Dec 4 Neil Simon's "Broadway Bound" premieres in NYC