Year 1986 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 15 Ferdinand Marcos wins rigged presidential election in the Philippines
  • Apr 26 World's worst nuclear disaster: 4th reactor at Chernobyl nuclear power station in USSR explodes, 31 die, radioactive contamination reaches much of Western Europe
  • Sep 19 US Federal health officials announce AZT will be available to AIDS patients
  • Oct 11 Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev open talks at a summit in Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Oct 27 British government deregulates financial markets in a "Big Bang", enhancing London's status as a financial capital while increasing income inequality
  • Nov 20 World Health Organization announces first global effort to combat AIDS
  • Nov 25 Iran-Contra affair erupts, President Reagan reveals secret arms deal
  • 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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Historical Figures Born in 1986

  • Jan 14 Gary Brolsma, American internet celebrity (Numa Numa), born in Saddle Brook, New Jersey
  • Jan 26 Kizzmekia Corbett, American viral immunologist (US Vaccine Research Center, developed the Moderna COVID vaccine), born in Hurdle Mills, North Carolina
  • Feb 6 Tony Johnson Jr., American mixed martial artist (KOTC heavyweight champion 2010), born in Killeen, Texas
  • Feb 7 Michael Orozco, American footballer
  • Feb 9 Princess Raiyah bint Al Hussein, of Jordan

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Historical Marriages

  • Apr 12 Greek-American writer Arianna Stasinopoúlou (Arianna Huffington) (35) weds American politician Michael Huffington (38); divorce in 1997
  • Apr 26 Writer Jorge Luis Borges (86) weds author Maria Kodama (49) in Paraguay
  • Jul 19 Caroline Kennedy (28) weds Edwin Schlossberg (41) at the Church of Our Lady of Victory in Centerville, Massachusetts

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