Events in Film & Television in 1986

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Jan 1 Barbra Streisand & Jon Peters relationship breaks up

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Jan 15 Living Seas opens (Disneyland)
  • Jan 17 2nd Sundance Film Festival: "Smooth Talk" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Jan 21 Allison J Brown, 17, of Oklahoma, crowned 4th Miss Teen USA
  • Jan 23 "Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 13 performances

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 24 43rd Golden Globes: "Out of Africa", Jon Voight, & Whoopi Goldberg win

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jan 27 13th American Music Awards: Whitney Houston, Huey Lewis & C Gayle

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston
  • Feb 2 "Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood" closes at Ritz NYC after 13 performances

Film release premierFilm Premier

Feb 8 The crime film "A Better Tomorrow", starring Yun Fat Chow, premieres in Hong Kong

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Mar 13 12th People's Choice Awards: Sylvester Stallone & Meryl Streep win (Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby, Linda Evans win (TV)

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Actor/Comedian
Bill Cosby
Actress Meryl Streep
Actress
Meryl Streep
Actor/Director Sylvester Stallone
Actor/Director
Sylvester Stallone
  • Mar 22 HBO launches boxing's heavyweight-title-unification-tournament
  • Mar 23 6th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Rambo: First Blood Part II" wins

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Mar 24 58th Academy Awards: "Out of Africa", William Hurt & Geraldine Page win

  • Mar 27 Disney-MGM Studio Tour groundbreaking
  • Apr 6 CBS' fact based "Nobody's Child", story of Marie Balter

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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

Actor and Director Clint Eastwood
Actor and Director
Clint Eastwood
  • Apr 27 Captain Midnight (John R MacDougall) interrupts HBO

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

Actor Tom Cruise
Actor
Tom Cruise
  • 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

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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
  • Jun 11 "Blacke's Magic" last airs on NBC-TV
  • Jul 21 Barbara Palacios Teyde, 22, of Venezuela, crowned 35th Miss Universe
  • Jul 31 19th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Hotel San Diego
  • Aug 18 John Tesh's 1st appearance on Entertainment Tonight

Film release premierFilm Release

Aug 22 "Stand By Me" film based on the novella by Stephen King, directed by Rob Reiner starring Wil Wheaten, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, and Jerry O'Connell is released

Actor River Phoenix
Actor
River Phoenix
Horror Author Stephen King
Horror Author
Stephen King
  • Aug 27 38th Emmy Awards presentation - Golden Girls and Cagney & Lacey dominate
  • Aug 28 Largest wrestling crowd in Canada (69,300) at Toronto Stadium

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Aug 28 Tina Turner's star unveiled in Hollywood

Singer Tina Turner
Singer
Tina Turner
  • Aug 30 43rd Venice Film Festival: "Le rayon vert" directed by Eric Rohmer wins Golden Lion

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Sep 1 Jerry Lewis' 21st Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $34,096,733

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 5 3rd MTV Video Music Awards: Whitney Houston wins
  • Sep 6 300 invitees pay $5,000 to hear Barbra Streisand's benefit concert
  • Sep 7 NBC premiere of "The French Connection" film based TV sequel "Popeye Doyle"
  • Sep 12 Limited U.S. premiere of film adaptation of Marsha Norman's play "'Night, Mother"

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

  • Sep 13 Kellye Cash (Tenn), 21, crowned 60th Miss America 1987
  • Sep 14 CBS premiere of true life "The Last Days of Patton"
  • Sep 15 1st broadcast of "L.A. Law" on NBC-TV

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

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

  • Sep 29 "Designing Women" TV comedy, debuts on CBS
  • Sep 29 NBC true life drama "Adam: His Song Continues" premieres, sequel to "Adam" (1983)

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Oct 9 "The Late Show with Joan Rivers" premieres on Fox, first woman to host a US late-night TV talk show

Actress, Comedian and T.V. Host Joan Rivers
Actress, Comedian and T.V. Host
Joan Rivers
  • Nov 13 Giselle Jeanne-Marie LaRonde of Trinidad, 23, crowned 36th Miss World

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

Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels
  • Dec 7 NBC premiere of miniseries "Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna" (Part 1)
  • Dec 8 NBC premiere of miniseries "Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna" (Part 2)

Film release premierFilm Release

Dec 19 "Platoon" directed by Oliver Stone and starring Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger and Willem Dafoe is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1987)

  • Dec 27 2nd Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins