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1986 Historical Event(s)
- January 15, 1986 – The Living Seas opens at EPCOT Center in Walt Disney World, Florida.
- February 1, 1986 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Tiger in Chinese astrology.
- February 7, 1986 – Twenty-eight years of one-family rule end in Haiti, when President Jean-Claude Duvalier flees the Caribbean nation.
- 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.
- March 31, 1986 – Six metropolitan county councils are abolished in England.
- July 6, 1986 – Davis Phinney became the first American cyclist to win a road stage of the Tour de France.
- 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.
- October 27, 1986 – The British government suddenly deregulates financial markets, leading to a total restructuring of the way in which they operate in the country, in an event now referred to as the Big Bang.
- 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.
Who Were Born On 1986?
- January 9, 1986 – Jéferson, Brazilian footballer
- January 23, 1986 – José Enrique Sánchez, Spanish footballer
- March 4, 1986 – Bohdan Shust, Ukrainian footballer
- April 3, 1986 – Amanda Bynes, American actress
- April 19, 1986 – Pascal Angan, Beninese footballer
- May 11, 1986 – Abou Diaby, French footballer
- September 12, 1986 – Dimitrios Regas, Greek sprinter
- October 24, 1986 – Drake, Canadian actor and rapper
- December 24, 1986 – Riyo Mori, Japanese model
- December 29, 1986 – Joe Anyon, English footballer