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1986 Historical Event(s)
- January 12, 1986 – Space Shuttle program: Congressman Bill Nelson lifts off from Kennedy Space Center aboard Columbia on mission STS-61C as a Mission Specialist.
- January 19, 1986 – The first computer virus released into the wild is a boot sector virus dubbed (c)Brain, created by the Farooq Alvi Brothers in Lahore, Pakistan, reportedly to deter piracy of the software they had written.
- 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 19, 1986 – Akkaraipattu massacre: the Sri Lankan Army massacres 80 Tamil farm workers the eastern province of Sri Lanka.
- 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.
- May 7, 1986 – Canadian Patrick Morrow became the first person to climb each of the Seven Summits.
- October 10, 1986 – An earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter Scale strikes San Salvador, El Salvador, killing an estimated 1,500 people.
- November 5, 1986 – USS Rentz, USS Reeves and USS Oldendorf visit Qingdao (Tsing Tao) China – the first US Naval visit to China since 1949.
Who Were Born On 1986?
- January 1, 1986 – Glen Davis, American basketball player
- February 9, 1986 – Princess Raiyah bint Al Hussein, of Jordan
- February 19, 1986 – Marta Vieira da Silva, Brazilian footballer
- March 24, 1986 – Tony McMahon, English footballer
- April 21, 1986 – Mirko Valdifiori, Italian footballer
- May 14, 1986 – Camila Sodi, Mexican actress
- May 28, 1986 – Michael Oher, American football player
- September 5, 1986 – Pragyan Ojha, Indian cricketer
- September 12, 1986 – Joanne Jackson, English swimmer
- November 3, 1986 – Heo Young Saeng, Korean singer (SS501)