1986 Calendar

January
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031 
February
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
232425262728 
March
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     

April
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930   
May
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
June
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930     

July
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  
August
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      
September
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930    

October
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031 
November
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30      
December
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   

What Happened In Year 1986?

  • January 11, 1986 – The Gateway Bridge, Brisbane in Queensland, Australia is officially opened.
  • February 1, 1986 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Tiger in Chinese astrology.
  • March 4, 1986 – The Soviet Vega 1 begins returning images of Halley’s Comet and the first images of its nucleus.
  • March 7, 1986 – Challenger Disaster: Divers from the USS Preserver locate the crew cabin of Challenger on the ocean floor.
  • March 15, 1986 – Hotel New World Disaster a 1 star hotel collapses in Singapore’s Little India’s district killing 33 people
  • March 27, 1986 – A car bomb explodes at Russell Street Police HQ in Melbourne, killing 1 police officer and injuring 21 people.
  • April 20, 1986 – Pianist Vladimir Horowitz performs in his native Russia for the first time in 61 years.
  • April 26, 1986 – A nuclear reactor accident occurs at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Soviet Union (now Ukraine), creating the world’s worst nuclear disaster.
  • July 6, 1986 – Davis Phinney became the first American cyclist to win a road stage of the Tour de France.
  • July 18, 1986 – A tornado is broadcast live on KARE television in Minnesota when the station’s helicopter pilot makes a chance encounter.
  • August 21, 1986 – Carbon dioxide gas erupts from volcanic Lake Nyos in Cameroon, killing up to 1,800 people within a 20-kilometer range.
  • August 31, 1986 – The Soviet passenger liner Ship sinks in the Black Sea after colliding with the bulk carrier Pyotr Vasev, killing 423.
  • September 6, 1986 – In Istanbul, two terrorists from Abu Nidal’s organization kill 22 and wound six inside the Neve Shalom synagogue during Shabbat services.
  • October 5, 1986 – Israeli secret nuclear weapons are revealed. The British newspaper The Sunday Times runs Mordechai Vanunu’s story on its front page under the headline: “Revealed — the secrets of Israel’s nuclear arsenal”.
  • October 19, 1986 – Samora Machel, President of Mozambique and a prominent leader of FRELIMO, and 33 others die when their Tupolev 134 plane crashes into the Lebombo Mountains.
  • November 3, 1986 – The Federated States of Micronesia gain independence from the United States of America.
  • November 21, 1986 – Iran-Contra Affair: National Security Council member Oliver North and his secretary start to shred documents implicating them in the sale of weapons to Iran and channeling the proceeds to help fund the Contra rebels in Nicaragua.
  • November 26, 1986 – Iran-Contra scandal: U.S. President Ronald Reagan announces the members of what will become known as the Tower Commission.
  • December 16, 1986 – Revolt in Kazakhstan against Communist Party of Kazakhstan, known as Zheltoksan, which becomes the first sign of ethnic strife during Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev’s tenure
  • December 19, 1986 – Mikhail Gorbachev, leader of the Soviet Union, releases Andrei Sakharov and his wife from exile in Gorky.

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