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1986 Historical Event(s)
- 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.
- April 15, 1986 – The United States launches Operation El Dorado Canyon, its bombing raids against Libyan targets in response to a bombing in West Germany that killed two U.S. servicemen.
- April 17, 1986 – The Three Hundred and Thirty Five Years’ War between the Netherlands and the Isles of Scilly ends.
- September 5, 1986 – Pan Am Flight 73 with 358 people on board is hijacked at Karachi International Airport.
- 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.
- October 3, 1986 – TASCC, a superconducting cyclotron at the Chalk River Laboratories, is officially opened.
- October 10, 1986 – An earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter Scale strikes San Salvador, El Salvador, killing an estimated 1,500 people.
- November 13, 1986 – The Compact of Free Association becomes law, granting the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands independence from the United States.
- 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
Who Were Born On 1986?
- February 7, 1986 – Michael Orozco Fiscal, American soccer player
- February 17, 1986 – Ricardo Rodriguez, American wrestler and ring announcer
- June 20, 1986 – Dreama Walker, American Actress
- June 27, 1986 – Antoine Dodson, Internet celebrity
- August 30, 1986 – Lelia Masaga, New Zealand rugby player
- September 29, 1986 – Matt Lashoff, American ice hockey player
- October 8, 1986 – Michele Sepe, Italian rugby player
- November 2, 1986 – Andy Rautins, Canadian basketball player
- November 25, 1986 – Craig Gardner, English footballer
- December 4, 1986 – Martell Webster, American basketball player