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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.
- February 19, 1986 – The Soviet Union launches its Mir spacecraft. Remaining in orbit for 15 years, it is occupied for 10 of those years.
- February 25, 1986 – People Power Revolution: President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos flees the nation after 20 years of rule; Corazon Aquino becomes the Philippines’ first woman president.
- March 31, 1986 – Six metropolitan county councils are abolished in England.
- April 20, 1986 – Pianist Vladimir Horowitz performs in his native Russia for the first time in 61 years.
- April 29, 1986 – A fire at the Central library of the City of Los Angeles Public Library damages or destroys 400,000 books and other items.
- August 6, 1986 – A low-pressure system that redeveloped off the New South Wales coast dumps a record 328 millimeters (13 inches) of rain in a day on Sydney.
- November 3, 1986 – Iran-Contra Affair: The Lebanese magazine Ash-Shiraa reports that the United States has been secretly selling weapons to Iran in order to secure the release of seven American hostages held by pro-Iranian groups in Lebanon.
- November 22, 1986 – Mike Tyson defeats Trevor Berbick to become youngest Heavyweight champion in boxing history.
- December 31, 1986 – A fire at the Dupont Plaza Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, kills 97 and injures 140.
Who Were Born On 1986?
- January 10, 1986 – Chen Jin, Chinese badminton player
- January 30, 1986 – Nick Evans, American baseball player
- February 17, 1986 – Joey O'Brien, Irish footballer
- February 19, 1986 – Kyle Chipchura, Canadian ice hockey player
- March 3, 1986 – Jed Collins, American football player
- May 25, 1986 – Juri Ueno, Japanese actress
- June 11, 1986 – Chase Clement, American football quarterback
- July 2, 1986 – Brett Cecil, American baseball player
- August 16, 1986 – Chris Reynolds, Welsh DJ
- August 17, 1986 – Tyrus Thomas, American basketball player