1986 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 200 of 506

  • Mar 8 Japanese probe Suisei passes Halley's Comet at 109,800 km
  • Mar 9 16th Easter Seal Telethon raises $30,100,000
  • Mar 9 NASA announces searchers found remains of Challenger astronauts
  • Mar 9 Soviet probe Vega 2 flies by Halley's Comet at 8,030 km
  • Mar 10 Ernie Lombardi, NL MVP in 1938, & Bobby Doerr, elected to Hall of Fame
  • Mar 11 1 million days since the foundation of Rome on April 21st, 753 BC
  • Mar 11 187.27 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
  • Mar 11 Japanese probe Sakigake flies by Halley's Comet at 6.8 million km
  • Mar 12 210.25 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
  • Mar 12 Susan Butcher wins 1,158 mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race
  • Mar 13 Soyuz T-15 carries 2 cosmonauts to Soviet space station Mir
  • Mar 13 Microsoft has its Initial public offering.
  • Mar 14 European Space Agency's Giotto flies by Halley's Comet (605 km)
  • Mar 15 Funeral services held for Swedish PM Olaf Palme
  • Mar 17 Haemers gang robs gold transport in Belgium of 35 million BF
  • Mar 18 US Treasury Dept announces plans to alter paper money
  • Mar 20 228 KPH gust of wind strikes Cairngorm (UK record)
  • Mar 20 Jacques Chirac forms French government
  • Mar 20 New York City passes its first lesbian and gay rights legislation
  • Mar 21 199.22 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
  • Mar 21 Kania skates ladies world record 500 m (39.52 sec) & 3 km (4:18.02)
  • Mar 22 Ehrig skates ladies world record 5 km (7:20.99)
  • Mar 22 Ice Pairs Championship at Geneva won by Gordeeva & Grinkov (URS)
  • Mar 22 Kania skates ladies' world record 1500m (1:59.30)
  • Mar 22 Ladies' Figure Skating Championship in Geneva won by Debi Thomas (USA)
  • Mar 24 Suriname army capt Etienne Boerenveen arrested for cocaine smuggling
  • Mar 24 US & Libya clash in Gulf of Sidra
  • Mar 24 NASA publishes "Strategy for Safely Returning the Space Shuttle to Flight Status"
  • Mar 25 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Geneva won by Brian Boitano (USA)
  • Mar 25 Supreme Court rules Air Force could ban wearing of yarmulkes
  • Mar 27 Disney-MGM Studio Tour ground breaking
  • Mar 28 Extremist Sikhs kill 13 hindus in Ludhiana India
  • Mar 28 John N McMahon, ends term as deputy director of CIA
  • Mar 31 167 die when Mexicana Airlines Boeing 727 crashes
  • 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 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
  • 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

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

WWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan
WWF Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
  • Apr 9 "Dallas" announces it will revive killed Bobby Ewing character

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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

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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 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 The United States launches Operation El Dorado Canyon against Libya.

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

Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi
Libyan Leader
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
  • Apr 20 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Apr 20 Vladimir Horowitz performs in his Russian homeland
  • 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 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
  • 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 Air Lanka crashes, killing 22
  • May 3 NASA launches Goes-G, it failed to achieve orbit
  • 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 Iraq bombs a Tehran oil refiner
  • May 10 "Rock Me Amadeus" by Falco hits #1 on UK pop chart
  • May 12 Fred Markham (US), unpaced & unaided by wind, is 1st to pedal 65 mph on a level course, Big Sand Flat, Calif

Birthdays in History


Weddings in History


Deaths in History

Deaths 101 - 165 of 165

  • Jul 24 Fritz A Lipman, discoverer (co-enzymes, Nobel 1953), dies at 87
  • Jul 25 Vincente Minnelli, American director (Gigi, Goodbye Charlie), dies in LA at 76
  • Jul 26 Averell Harriman, statesman, dies in Yorktown Heights, NY at 94
  • Jul 28 Charles Aubroeck, Belgian painter/sculptor (Iron Tower), dies at 91
  • Jul 31 Chiune Sugihara, Japanese diplomat (b. 1900)
  • Aug 1 Willem Klein, variety artist, dies at about 73
  • Aug 1 Robert Wolfgang Schnell, German writer, dies at 70
  • Aug 2 Roy Marcus Cohn, US lawyer (Joseph McCarthy), dies
  • Aug 2 Roy Cohn, American politician (b. 1927)
  • Aug 3 Paul [Saul] de Groot, chairman Dutch Communist party, dies at 87
  • Aug 6 Emilio Fernandez, director (La Choca, Flor Silvestre), dies at 82
  • Aug 6 Manfred Hausmann, writer, dies at 87
  • Aug 6 William J Schroeder, (longest-survivor with permanent artificial) heart, dies at 54, after 620 days with Jarvik VII man-made pump)
  • Aug 16 Jaime Saenz, Bolivian poet, novelist, and short story writer (b. 1921)
  • Aug 19 Jacob A W Burger, chairman (Dutch soc-dem party), dies at 81
  • Aug 20 Milton Acorn, Canadian poet (b. 1923)
  • Aug 26 Jennifer Levin, American murder victim, strangled by Robert Chambers in New York City's Central Park aged 18
  • Aug 31 Henry Moore, English sculptor/cartoonist, dies at 88
  • Aug 31 Urho K Kekkonen, premier/president of Finland, dies at 85
  • Sep 7 Ruth Polsky, record promoter, dies after being run over by a cab at 30
  • Sep 12 Jacques-Henri Lartigue, French photographer, dies at 92
  • Sep 19 Vivian Duncan, entertainer (Duncan Sisters), dies
  • Sep 21 Pierre Wigny, Belgium minister of Foreign affairs (1958-61), dies at 81
  • Sep 25 Ben Sajet, physician/politician, dies at 99
  • Sep 25 Hans Vogt, Norwegian linguist (b. 1909)
  • Sep 25 Donald MacDonald, Canadian politician (b.1909)
  • Sep 25 Nikolay Nikolayevich Semyonov, Russian Chemist and Nobel Prize winner, dies at 90
  • Sep 28 Carmen DeRue, entertainer, dies
  • Oct 5 Hall B Wallis, US movie production (Barefoot in Park), dies at 87
  • Oct 5 James H. Wilkinson, English mathematician (b. 1919)
  • Oct 6 Alexander Kronrod, Russian mathematician (b. 1921)
  • Oct 10 Gleb Wataghin, Ukrainian-Italian physicist (b. 1899)
  • Oct 16 C Wttewaall van Stoetwegen, CHU Member of Dutch parliament, dies at 85
  • Oct 19 Moses Asch, record founder (Folkways), dies at 81
  • Oct 19 Dele Giwa, Nigerian journalist
  • Oct 20 Samora Machel, president of Mozambique, dies in air crash at 53
  • Oct 21 Lionel Murphy, Australian politician and judge (b. 1922)
  • Oct 22 Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, bio-chemist (Vitamin C, Nobel 1937), dies at 93
  • Oct 22 Ye Jianying, Chinese general and politician
  • Oct 23 Edward A Doisy Sr, discoverer of vitamin K (Nobel 1943), dies at 92
  • Oct 28 Margaretha "Marga" Klompe, Dutch 1st female minister (CRM), dies at 74
  • Oct 28 John Braine, British novelist (b. 1922)
  • Oct 29 Sem Presser, Dutch press photographer, dies at 68
  • Oct 31 Robert S. Mulliken, American chemist and physicist (Nobel 1966), dies at 90
  • Nov 1 Paul Frees, animation voice (Bullwinkle), dies at 66
  • Nov 4 Kurt Hirsch, German mathematician (b. 1906)
  • Nov 8 Vyacheslav Molotov, Russian politician (b. 1890)
  • Nov 13 Rolando Olalia, Philippines worker's union leader, murdered
  • Nov 17 Georges Besse, French president-director of Renault, murdered
  • Nov 22 Fred Bertrand, Belgian politician, dies at 73
  • Nov 22 William Bradford Huie, American writer (b. 1910)
  • Nov 26 Betico Croes, Arubian politician, dies in an accident at 48
  • Nov 28 Louis van Lint, Belgian painter, dies at 76
  • Dec 2 John Curtis Gowan, American psychologist (b. 1912)
  • Dec 4 Reuben Nakian, US sculptor, dies at 89
  • Dec 5 Sir Edward Youde, Governor of Hong Kong (b. 1924)
  • Dec 6 Malik Oussekine, Algerian/French student, killed by police at 22
  • Dec 17 Ron Kass, record co pres (MGM), dies at 52 of cancer
  • Dec 19 V. C. Andrews, American author (b. 1923)
  • Dec 24 Gardner Fox, American author (Zatanna), dies at 75
  • Dec 28 Andrei Tarkovsky, dies
  • Dec 28 Louis van Lint, Belgian painter, dies at 77
  • Dec 29 Andrei Tarkovski, Russian director (Stalker), dies at 54

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Dec 29 Harold Macmillan, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1957-63), dies at 92

British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan
British Prime Minister
Harold Macmillan
  • Dec 30 Era Bell Thompson, American journalist (b. 1905)