1986 in History (Part 4)

Events in History

Events 301 - 400 of 506

  • Jul 21 Pleasure Island plans unveiled
  • Jul 22 US House of Representatives impeaches Judge Harry E. Claiborne for tax evasion

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Jul 23 Moroccan King Hassan II meets with Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres

Israeli Statesman Shimon Peres
Israeli Statesman
Shimon Peres
  • Jul 24 SF Federal jury convicts navy radioman Jerry Whitworth of espionage
  • Jul 24 13th Commonwealth Games open in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Jul 25 Sikhs extremist kill 16 hindus in Muhktsar India
  • Jul 26 Lebanese kidnappers released Rev Lawrence Martin Jenco
  • Jul 27 Iraqi jets attack central Iranian city of Arak; Iran threatens missile attack of gulf states supporting Iraq
  • Jul 28 Bomb attack in East Beirut, 25 killed
  • Jul 28 NASA releases transcript from doomed Challenger, pilot Michael Smith could be heard saying, "Uh-oh!" as spacecraft disintegrated
  • Jul 29 Bomb attack in West-Beirut, 30 killed
  • Jul 29 Dennis Amiss scores his 100th 100, Warwickshire v Lancashire
  • Aug 1 Cleveland sets AL attendance record for twi-night doubleheader, 65,934
  • Aug 2 TODAY/PC born today

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 2 Saddam Hussein offers peace in open letter to Iran

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein
  • Aug 2 13th Commonwealth Games close in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Aug 3 Willie McCovey, Bobby Doerr, & Ernie Lombardi inducted in Hall of Fame
  • Aug 4 Reports of probable OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) agreement on output quotas sends oil prices higher
  • Aug 5 Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway sets 5km woman's record (14:37.33)
  • Aug 5 Steve Carlton is 2nd to pitch 4,000 strikeout
  • Aug 5 US Senate votes for SDI-project ("Star Wars")
  • Aug 5 It's revealed Andrew Wyeth of Chadds Ford, Pa, had, secretly created 240 drawings & paintings of his neighbor Helga Testorf
  • Aug 6 Phil Katz releases PKARC version 1.0, for IBM
  • Aug 6 Record 3 grand slams hit in game Tx vs Balt (Harrah, Sheets & Dwyer)
  • Aug 8 Altaf Hussain's address at Nishtar Park Karachi, announcing the establishment of the MQM political movement.
  • Aug 10 Billy Martin Day, his uniform number 1 retired
  • Aug 10 Marquis Theater opens at 1535 Broadway NYC
  • Aug 12 Don Baylor gets hits by a pitch for a record 25th time in a season
  • Aug 12 Iran fires missile at refinery near Baghdad; Iraq raids Iranian terminal at Sirri Island severely disrupting Iranian exports
  • Aug 13 KRE-AM in Berkeley CA changes call letters to KBLX (now KBFN)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 14 Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto arrested

Pakistani Politican Benazir Bhutto
Pakistani Politican
Benazir Bhutto
  • Aug 16 Sudan rebels shoot a Fokker's F-27 down, 57 killed
  • Aug 16 "Papa Don't Preach" goes #1 for 2 weeks
  • Aug 17 Bronze pig statue unveiled at Pike Place Market, Seattle
  • Aug 17 Rioting at DMC concert, 40 injured
  • Aug 18 Crockett's Tavern opens in Fort Wilderness
  • Aug 18 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Philadelphia PA on WYSP 94.1 FM
  • Aug 18 WYSP-FM Philadelphia begins simulcasting Howard Stern Show
  • Aug 19 Car bomb kills 20 in Tehran, Iran
  • Aug 20 Postal worker Patrick Sherrill shot 14 fellow workers dead in Edmond, Oklahoma
  • Aug 20 Phils Don Carmen perfect game bid is broken in 9th
  • Aug 21 Lake Nios Volcano in Cameroon kills 1,746
  • Aug 21 Surinames Ronnie Brunswijks Jungle commandos kill 2 government officials
  • Aug 21 Volcanic eruption in Cameroon releases poison gas, killing 2,000
  • Aug 22 Gas from Volcano Chamberoen kills 1,734 (Cameroon)
  • Aug 22 NASA announces tests designed to verify ignition pressure dynamics
  • Aug 23 Vrijkomend vulkaangas kills 1500 people in Nyos-more, Cameroon
  • Aug 26 Robert Chambers, the "Preppie Killer" murders Jennifer Levin in New York City's Central Park, afterwards claimed "rough sex" as motive
  • Aug 27 Protests erupt in Soweto, South Africa, against evictions carried out after an 11 week rent boycott
  • Aug 28 Bolivia president Victor Paz Estensoro calls state of siege
  • Aug 28 US Navy officer Jerry A Whitworth sentenced to 365 years for spying
  • Aug 29 Heike Drechsler of East Germany ties world women's 200 m mark (21.71s)
  • Aug 29 Moroccan King Hassan II signs unity treaty with Libya
  • Aug 30 Soviet authorities arrested Nicholas Daniloff (US News World Report)
  • Aug 31 Aeromexico DC-9 & small plane collide in LA, killing 82 (15 on the ground)
  • Aug 31 Russian cargo ship crashes into cruise ship Admiral Nakhimov; 398 die
  • Sep 2 Cathy Evelyn Smith sentenced to 3 years for death of John Belushi
  • Sep 3 Alan Ayckbourn's "Woman in Mind" premieres in London
  • Sep 4 189.42 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
  • Sep 4 Claude Brochu becomes CEO of Montreal Expos
  • Sep 5 Hijacking of aircraft Pan Am 73 at Karachi airport, Pakistan, 20 passengers killed
  • Sep 5 NASA awards study contracts to 5 aerospace firms
  • Sep 5 NASA launches DOD-1
  • Sep 6 Attack on synagogue in Istanbul, 23 killed
  • Sep 6 Jozef Pribilinec speed walking world record time (15,447k)
  • Sep 6 USSR charges correspondent Nicholas Daniloff with spying
  • Sep 7 Desmond Tutu becomes Anglican archbishop of Capetown
  • Sep 7 Failed assassination attempt on Chilean dictator Pinochet, 5 killed
  • 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 13 Bert Blyleven gives up a record 44 HRs in a season
  • 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 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 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
  • 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 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 26 Antonin Scalia, sworn in as US Supreme Court Justice

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