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1986 Historical Event(s)
- February 1, 1986 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Tiger in Chinese astrology.
- April 20, 1986 – Pianist Vladimir Horowitz performs in his native Russia for the first time in 61 years.
- July 2, 1986 – Rodrigo Rojas and Carmen Gloria Quintana where burnt alive during a street demonstration against the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet in Chile.
- September 30, 1986 – Mordechai Vanunu, who revealed details of Israel’s covert nuclear program to British media, is kidnapped in Rome, Italy by the Israeli Mossad.
- November 5, 1986 – USS Rentz, USS Reeves and USS Oldendorf visit Qingdao (Tsing Tao) China – the first US Naval visit to China since 1949.
- November 6, 1986 – Sumburgh disaster – A British International Helicopters Boeing 234LR Chinook crashes 2.5 miles east of Sumburgh Airport killing 45 people. It is the deadliest civilian helicopter crash on record.
- November 13, 1986 – The Compact of Free Association becomes law, granting the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands independence from the United States.
- 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 22, 1986 – Mike Tyson defeats Trevor Berbick to become youngest Heavyweight champion in boxing history.
- November 26, 1986 – Iran-Contra scandal: U.S. President Ronald Reagan announces the members of what will become known as the Tower Commission.
Who Were Born On 1986?
- April 10, 1986 – Vincent Kompany, Belgian footballer
- April 21, 1986 – Alexander Edler, Swedish hockey player
- May 14, 1986 – Andrea Bovo, Italian footballer
- May 15, 1986 – Matías Fernández, Chilean footballer
- May 27, 1986 – Conor Cummins, Manx motorbike racer
- June 27, 1986 – LaShawn Merritt, American sprinter
- August 17, 1986 – Tyrus Thomas, American basketball player
- September 25, 1986 – Nicole Fugere, American actress and model
- October 6, 1986 – Tereza Kerndlová, Czech singer
- October 18, 1986 – Wilma Elles, German actress