1986 in History (Part 5)

Events in History

Events 401 - 500 of 505

  • 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 29 "Airwolf" TV Adventure; moves to USA
  • Sep 29 USSR releases US journalist Nicholas Daniloff confined on spy charges
  • 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, was 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 Sikhs attempt to assassinate Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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 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

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Oct 10 Shimon Peres resigns as Prime Minister of Israel

Israeli Statesman Shimon Peres
Israeli Statesman
Shimon Peres

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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

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Oct 14 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Auschwitz survivor Elie Wiesel, for his efforts to ensue 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 16 Armand Hammer returns to US with Jewish refusenik David Goldfarb
  • Oct 16 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Oct 17 US Senate approved immigration bill prohibiting hiring of illegal aliens & offered amnesty to illegals who entered prior to 1982

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Oct 17 Yitzhak Rabin forms Israeli government

5th Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin
5th Prime Minister of Israel
Yitzhak Rabin
  • Oct 19 USSR expels five US diplomats
  • Oct 20 Tupolev-134 crashes in Southern Africa
  • 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
  • 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 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 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 2 16th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:28:06
  • 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 Rev Donald Wildmon begins a campaign against Howard Stern
  • 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
  • Nov 13 NASA launches space vehicle S-199
  • Nov 14 FCC issues Notice Of Apparent Liability to WYSP Phila
  • Nov 14 SEC imposes a record $100 million penalty against Ivan Boesky
  • 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
  • Nov 24 Cards reliever Todd Worrell wins NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 25 A's Jose Canseco wins AL Rookie of Year
  • 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 OPEC reaches oil production accord
  • Dec 1 Muséed'orsay opens in Paris
  • 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 NASA launches Fltsatcom-7

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Dec 4 Neil Simon's "Broadway Bound" premieres in NYC

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • Dec 6 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

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Dec 7 Pres Jean-Claude Duvalier flees Haiti

President of Haiti Jean-Claude Duvalier
President of Haiti
Jean-Claude Duvalier
  • Dec 8 House Dems select majority leader Jim Wright as 48th speaker
  • Dec 10 France performs nuclear test
  • Dec 10 Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel accepts 1986 Nobel Peace Prize
  • Dec 11 South Africa censors press
  • Dec 12 David Boon's fourth Test century, 103 v England at Adelaide
  • Dec 12 Russian Tupolev-134 crashes in East Berlin, 70 killed
  • Dec 12 South African journalist and activist Zwelakhe Sisulu arrested at John Vorster Square
  • Dec 14 Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan & Jeana Yeager, took off from Edwards AFB, California on 1st non-stop, non-refueled flight around world
  • Dec 15 150 killed during race riot in Karachi

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Dec 15 CIA director William Casey suffers a cerebral seizure

CIA Director William Casey
CIA Director
William Casey
  • Dec 15 Carnegie Hall reopens after a $50 million facelift
  • Dec 16 Revolt in Kazakhstan against Communist party, known as Zheltoksan, which becomes the first sign of ethnic strife during Gorbachev's tenure
  • Dec 17 US Congress forms "Irangate" committee
  • Dec 17 Mrs Davina Thompson makes medical history by having the 1st heart, lung & liver transplant at Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, England

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Dec 17 American mafia hitman Richard Kuklinski is arrested at a roadblock

Contract Killer Richard Kuklinski
Contract Killer
Richard Kuklinski

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Dec 19 USSR frees dissident Andrei Sakharov from internal exile

Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident Andrei Sakharov
Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident
Andrei Sakharov
  • Dec 19 Jack Morris agrees to salary arbitration with former team Tigers & accuses owners of collusion against free agency
  • Dec 19 OPEC reaches an accord that would cut production by 7 percent for the first six months of 1987 and would raise prices immediately toward a target world oil price of $18 per barrel
  • Dec 20 White teenagers beat blacks in New York City's Howard Beach
  • Dec 23 Experimental airplane Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan & Jeana Yeager, complete 1st nonstop, round-the-world flight without refueling lands
  • Dec 24 French hostage Aurel Cornea, held in Lebanon for 9 months, released
  • Dec 24 Iran offensive against Iraqi islands of Shatt al-Arab

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