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1986 in History (Part 4)

Events in History

Events 301 - 400 of 473

  • 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)

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Aug 14 Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto arrested

Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto
Pakistani Prime Minister
Benazir Bhutto

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Aug 15 US President Ronald Reagan decides to support a replacement for Challenger

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Aug 16 Sudan rebels shoot a Fokker's F-27 down, 57 killed
  • Aug 17 Bronze pig statue unveiled at Pike Place Market, Seattle
  • 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 Surinames Ronnie Brunswijks Jungle commandos kill 2 government officials
  • Aug 21 Lake Nyos volcanic eruption in Cameroon releases a poisonous gas cloud of carbon dioxide, killing 1,746 people and 3,500 livestock
  • Aug 22 NASA announces tests designed to verify ignition pressure dynamics
  • 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 1 Henri Debehogne discovers asteroid #8265 La Silla
  • 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 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

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Sep 7 Desmond Tutu becomes Anglican archbishop of Capetown

Anglican Archbishop and Activist Desmond Tutu
Anglican Archbishop and Activist
Desmond Tutu

MurderAssassination Attempt

Sep 7 Failed assassination attempt on Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, kills 5 people

General and Dictator Augusto Pinochet
General and Dictator
Augusto Pinochet

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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 Soviet United Nations employee Gennadly Zakharov of spying
  • Sep 10 Bryan O'Connor named chairman of Space Flight Safety Panel

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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 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 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 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
  • Sep 26 William Hubbs Rehnquist, sworn in as Chief Justice of Supreme Court
  • 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 American 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, is 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

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Oct 1 Canadian children's author Robert Munsch publishes "Love You Forever"

Children's Author Robert Munsch
Children's Author
Robert Munsch

MurderAssassination Attempt

Oct 2 Sikhs attempt to assassinate Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi

Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi
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

Conference of InterestReagan and Gorbachev

Oct 11 Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev open talks at a summit in Reykjavik, Iceland

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US President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet at the Reykjavik Summit in Iceland
US President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet at the Reykjavik Summit in Iceland
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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
Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip
Duke of Edinburgh
Prince Philip

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Oct 14 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Auschwitz survivor Elie Wiesel, for his efforts to ensure 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 government shuts down due to disputes between President Reagan and the House
  • Oct 16 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Oct 16 Wole Soyinka, Nigerian playwright and poet, becomes the first African to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature

Playwright Wole Soyinka
Playwright
Wole Soyinka
  • 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

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