Historical Events for Year 1986

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Jan 1st - Aruba becomes independent from neighbor island Curacao
Jan 1st - Barbra Striesand & Jon Peters relationship breaks up
Jan 1st - International Peace Year begins
Jan 1st - NYC transit fare rises from 90 cents to $1.00
Jan 1st - Oklahoma wins Orange Bowl for college football championship
Jan 1st - Spain & Portugal are 11th & 12th to join European Economic Community
Jan 1st - Iowa's All-American running back, Ronnie Harmon, fumbles the ball 4 times in his last game-the Rose Bowl
Jan 1st - South African Government closes its borders with Lesotho, cutting off important food and fuel supplies, after Lesotho refuses to sign a non-aggression pact.
Jan 2nd - 191.66 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
Jan 2nd - NY Islander, Mike Bossy, scores his 500th goal
Jan 4th - David Boon's second Test century, 131 v India at Adelaide
Jan 4th - NCAA basketball's David Robinson blocks a record 14 shots
Jan 6th - British Defense Secretary Michael Heseltine resigns
Jan 6th - Impala Platinum fires 20,000 black mine workers in Johannesburg
Jan 6th - Last day in Test cricket for Bob Holland
Jan 6th - STS 61-C scrubbed at T-31sec because of liquid oxygen valve problem
Jan 7th - Netherlands Bank issues 250 guilder notes
Jan 7th - STS 61-C mission scrubbed at T -9m because of weather problems
US President & Actor Ronald ReaganUS President & Actor Ronald Reagan Jan 7th - US President Reagan announces economic sanctions against Libya
Jan 8th - Willie McCovey is 16th elected to Hall of Fame in his 1st year
Jan 9th - NY Islanders greatest shutout margin (9-0) vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Jan 9th - After losing a patent battle with Polaroid, Kodak must give up its instant camera business.
Jan 10th - Palau signs Compact of Free Association with US
Jan 10th - STS 61-C mission scrubbed T -9m because of bad weather at Kennedy
Jan 11th - 1st black lt gov since reconstruction sworn in (Douglas Wilder of Va)
Jan 12th - 24th space shuttle (61-C) mission-Columbia 7-launched
Jan 12th - Chic Blackhawk Denis Savard scores at 4 seconds of 3rd period
Jan 12th - New England Patriots defeat Miami Dolphins 31 14 to win US AFC football championship
Jan 13th - NCCA institutes eligibility requirements based on college exams
Jan 13th - South Yemen Pres Ali Nasser Mohammed's bodyguard shoots opponents
Jan 14th - Constitution of Guatemala takes effect
Jan 14th - Vinicio Cerezo becomes only 2nd freely elected president of Guatemala since CIA-sponsored coup in 1954
Jan 15th - Living Seas opens (Disneyland)
Jan 16th - Police arrested 3 IRA-terrorists in Amsterdam
Jan 16th - First meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force.
Jan 17th - Tim Witherspoon beats Tony Tubbs in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
Jan 18th - 24th Space Shuttle (61-C) Mission-Columbia 7-returns to Earth
Jan 18th - AIDS charity record "That's What Friends are For," hits #1
Jan 18th - NY Lotto pays $30.5 million to one winner (#s are 19-20-27-34-41-46)
Jan 19th - Cerebral Palsy telethon
Jan 19th - Israeli premier Simon Peres visits Netherlands
Jan 19th - Spain recognizes Israel
Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr. Jan 20th - 1st federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr
Jan 20th - Chunnel announced (railroad tunnel under Canal)
Jan 20th - Milt coup in Lesotho under gen-mjr Lekhanya & premier Leabua Jonathan
Jan 21st - 100 participate in Nude Olympics race in 38°F (3°C), Indiana
Jan 21st - Allison J Brown, 17, of Oklahoma, crowned 4th Miss Teen USA
Jan 21st - Bomb attack in East-Beirut, 27 killed
Jan 22nd - Ghorbanifar 1st suggests diversion of cash to contras, says North
Jan 23rd - "Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 13 perfs
Jan 23rd - Columbia returns to Kennedy Space Center via Davis-Monthan AFB
Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis PresleySinger & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley Jan 23rd - 1st induction of Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame (Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Domino, Everly Bros, B Holly, J L Lewis & Elvis Presley)
Jan 24th - 43th Golden Globes: Whoopi Goldberg, Color Purple win
Jan 24th - NY Islander Mike Bossy scores his 1,000th point
Jan 24th - South Yemen Premier Haydar Bakr al-Attas becomes interim-president
Jan 24th - Voyager 2 makes 1st fly-by of Uranus (81,593 km), finds new moons
Jan 25th - General Tito Okello's government flees Kampala Uganda
Jan 26th - Hein Vergeer becomes European skating champ
Jan 26th - Val Skinner wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic
Actress Whoopi GoldbergActress Whoopi Goldberg Jan 26th - Yoweri Museveni's rebel army conquerors Kampala Uganda
Jan 26th - Super Bowl XX: Chicago Bears beat NE Patriots, 46-10 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Richard Dent, Chicago, DE
Jan 27th - 13th American Music Award: Whitney Houston, Huey Lewis & C Gayle
Jan 28th - "Uptown... It's Hot!" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 24 perfs
Jan 28th - 25th Space Shuttle (51L)-Challenger 10 explodes 73 sec after liftoff
Jan 28th - Angolan Unity Leader Jonas Savimbi visits Washington, DC
Jan 29th - 193.8 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
Singer and actress Whitney HoustonSinger and actress Whitney Houston Jan 29th - Yoweri Museveni sworn in as president of Uganda
Jan 31st - Mary Lund of Minn, is 1st female recipient of an artificial heart
Feb 1st - KHJ-AM in Los Angeles CA changes call letters to KRTH
Feb 2nd - "Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood" closes at Ritz NYC after 13 perfs
Feb 2nd - Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic
Feb 2nd - Dalai Lama meets Pope John Paul II in India
Feb 2nd - NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 28-24
Feb 2nd - Oscar Arias Sanchez elected president of Costa Rica
Feb 3rd - US President Reagan announces formation of Comm on Challenger Accident
Feb 4th - 38th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 4-3 (OT) at Hartford
264th Pope John Paul II264th Pope John Paul II Feb 4th - Israeli fighters intercept Libyan passenger airliner
Feb 5th - Corazon Aquino & Ferdinand Marcos appear on "Nightline"
Feb 6th - NJ Devil Peter McNab becomes 42nd NHLer to score 350 goals
Feb 7th - US female Figure Skating championship won by Debi Thomas
Feb 7th - Haiti's President-for-Life Jean-Claude Duvalier flees to France Henri Namphy becomes leader of Haiti
Feb 7th - Philippine Corazon Aquino defeats incumbent dictator Ferdinand Marcos but fraudulent returns gave the election to Marcos
Feb 8th - 5' 7" Spud Webb of Atlanta Hawks wins NBA Slam Dunk Competition
Feb 8th - US male Figure Skating championship won by Brian Boitano
Feb 8th - 1984 Summer Olympics head of the LAPD bomb squad, Arleigh McCree, and his partner Officer Ronald Ball of the Firearms and explosives unit were killed while trying to dismantle two pipe bombs when they responded to a call. McCree was recognized as one of the top explosive experts in the world.
Feb 9th - 36th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 139-132 at Dallas
Feb 9th - Halley's Comet reaches 30th perihelion (closest approach to Sun)
Feb 9th - Haydar Bakr al-Attas appointed president of South Yemen
Feb 9th - Marvin Johnson wins record 3rd time, light heavyweight boxing title
Feb 9th - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic
Feb 9th - Tomb of Tutanchamon's treasurer Maya found in Egypt
Feb 9th - West German team swims world record 4x200 m freestyle (7:05.17)
Feb 10th - "John Lennon: Live in NYC" album is released posthumously
Feb 11th - Activist Anatoly Scharansky released by USSR, leaves country
Feb 11th - Australia beat India 2-0 to win the World Series Cup
Feb 11th - Iran begins Fajr-8 offensive against Iraq
Feb 12th - 1st-class cricket debut of Curtly Ambrose, Leeward Is v Guyana
Feb 15th - 44,180 largest NBA crowd to date-Phila at Detroit
Feb 15th - Ferdinand Marcos wins rigged Philippines presidential election
Feb 15th - Philipines National Assembly authorizes 6 more years for Ferdinand Marcos
Feb 16th - "Uptown... It's Hot!" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 24 perfs
Feb 16th - French air force bombs Ouadi Doum airport in Chad
Feb 16th - Hein Vergeer becomes world champion skater
Feb 16th - Karlstad skates world record 10 km (14:12.14)
Feb 16th - Mario Soares (Socialist) elected Portugal's 1st civilian pres
Feb 17th - 1st Francophone Summit convenes at Versailles
Feb 17th - Howard Stern radio show returns to NYC morning radio (WXRK 92.3 FM)
Feb 17th - Johnson & Johnson announces it no longer sell capsule drugs
Feb 17th - Libyan bombers attack N'djamena Airport in Chad
Feb 18th - San Antonio's Alvin Robertson scores NBA 2nd quadruple double-20 pts, 11 rebounds, 10 assists & 10 steals against Phoenix
Feb 19th - King Hussein of Jordan severs ties with PLO
Feb 19th - US Senate ratifies UN's anti-genocide convention 37 years later
Feb 19th - USSR launches Mir space station into Earth orbit
Feb 20th - LA Dodger Orel Hershiser is 1st to win a $1M salary by arbitration
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike TysonHeavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson Feb 20th - Mike Tyson sexually harasses a woman in Albany NY
Feb 21st - AIDS patient Ryan White returns to classes at Western Middle School
Feb 21st - Tennis star Jimmy Connors fined $20,000 & suspended for 10 weeks
Feb 22nd - Start of the People Power Revolution in the Philippines.
Feb 23rd - Despite losing, Red Sox Wade Boggs gets largest arbitration ($1.35M)
Feb 23rd - Mary Beth Zimmerman wins LPGA Standard Register/Samaritan Golf Classic
Feb 23rd - Nelli Fiere-Cooman runs world record 60 m indoor (7.00 sec)
Feb 24th - Texas Air buys Eastern Airlines for $676 million
Feb 24th - Voyager 2, 1st Uranus flyby
Feb 25th - 28th Grammy Awards: We Are the World, Sade, Phil Collins wins
Feb 25th - Corazon Aquino becomes President of the Philippines, Marcos flees
Feb 25th - Iran conquerors Iraq peninsula Fao
Feb 25th - Thousands of Egyptian military police riot, destroy 2 luxury hotel
Feb 26th - Evert van Benthem wins 14th Frisian 11-Cities skating race (6:55:16)
Feb 26th - People Power Revolution in the Philippines.
Feb 27th - The United States Senate allows its debates to be televised on a trial basis.
Feb 28th - European Economic Community sign "Special Act" for Europe free trade
Feb 28th - Peter Uberroth suspended 7 baseball players for 1 year, after they admitted in Curtis Strong's trial in September, they used drugs
Mar 2nd - 1st million-dollar purse for a handicap race won at Santa Anita
Mar 2nd - Mary Beth Zimmerman wins Uniden LPGA Golf Invitational
Mar 2nd - Protesters try to stop Land Rover motor company being sold to US
Mar 4th - Border completes twin Test tons (140 & 114*) v NZ
Mar 5th - "Today" tabloid launched (Britain's 1st national color newspaper)
Mar 6th - Ken Ludwig's "Lend me a Tenor" premieres in London
Mar 6th - USSR's Vega 1 flies by Halley's Comet at 8,889 km
Mar 7th - South-Africa emergency crisis in Brabant & Limburg ends
Ice Hockey Great Wayne GretzkyIce Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky Mar 7th - Wayne Gretzky breaks own NHL season record with 136th assist
Mar 8th - 4 French TV crew members are abducted in west Beirut Lebanon
Mar 8th - Japanese probe Suisei passes Halley's Comet at 109,800 km
Mar 8th - Martina Navratilova is 1st tennis player to earn $10 million
Mar 9th - 16th Easter Seal Telethon raises $30,100,000
Mar 9th - Juli Inkster wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
Mar 9th - NASA announces searchers found remains of Challenger astronauts
Mar 9th - Soviet probe Vega 2 flies by Halley's Comet at 8,030 km
Tennis Player Martina NavratilovaTennis Player Martina Navratilova Mar 10th - Ernie Lombardi, NL MVP in 1938, & Bobby Doerr, elected to Hall of Fame
Mar 11th - 1 million days since traditional foundation of Rome, 4/21/753 BC

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