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1986 Historical Event(s)
- January 11, 1986 – The Gateway Bridge, Brisbane in Queensland, Australia is officially opened.
- January 20, 1986 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebrated as a federal holiday for the first time.
- February 1, 1986 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Tiger in Chinese astrology.
- February 16, 1986 – The Soviet liner MS Mikhail Lermontov runs aground in the Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand.
- February 22, 1986 – Start of the People Power Revolution in the Philippines.
- April 14, 1986 – In retaliation for the April 5 bombing in West Berlin that killed two U.S. servicemen, U.S. president Ronald Reagan orders major bombing raids against Libya, killing 60 people.
- October 12, 1986 – Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh visit the People’s Republic of China
- 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.
- 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.
Who Were Born On 1986?
- January 24, 1986 – Raviv Ullman, Israeli-born American actor
- February 13, 1986 – Stephen Colletti, American TV star
- May 13, 1986 – Giuliana Marino, German glamour model
- May 25, 1986 – Lauren Crace, English actress
- September 12, 1986 – Joanne Jackson, English swimmer
- October 12, 1986 – Sergio Peter, German footballer
- October 16, 1986 – Craig Pickering, British sprinter
- December 12, 1986 – Mitsuhiro Hidaka, Japanese singer (AAA (band))
- December 29, 1986 – Kim Ok-bin, South Korean actress and model