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1986 Historical Event(s)
- January 24, 1986 – Voyager 2 passes within 81500 km of Uranus.
- February 1, 1986 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Tiger in Chinese astrology.
- April 14, 1986 – 1 kg hailstones fall on the Gopalganj district of Bangladesh, killing 92. These are the heaviest hailstones ever recorded.
- April 17, 1986 – The Three Hundred and Thirty Five Years’ War between the Netherlands and the Isles of Scilly ends.
- May 7, 1986 – Canadian Patrick Morrow became the first person to climb each of the Seven Summits.
- May 16, 1986 – The Seville Statement on Violence is adopted by an international meeting of scientists, convened by the Spanish National Commission for UNESCO, in Seville, Spain.
- July 9, 1986 – The New Zealand Parliament passes the Homosexual Law Reform Act legalising homosexuality in New Zealand.
- August 20, 1986 – In Edmond, Oklahoma, U.S. Postal employee Patrick Sherrill guns down 14 of his co-workers and then commits suicide.
- August 31, 1986 – The Soviet passenger liner Ship sinks in the Black Sea after colliding with the bulk carrier Pyotr Vasev, killing 423.
- September 7, 1986 – Gen. Augusto Pinochet, president of Chile, escapes attempted assassination.
Who Were Born On 1986?
- March 14, 1986 – Andy Taylor, British/English footballer
- March 23, 1986 – Patrick Bordeleau, Canadian ice hockey player
- June 12, 1986 – Erik Ainge, American football player
- June 13, 1986 – Kat Dennings, American actress
- July 8, 1986 – Jake McDorman, American actor
- October 6, 1986 – Olivia Thirlby, American actress
- November 3, 1986 – Paul Derbyshire, Italian rugby player