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1986 Historical Event(s)
- January 25, 1986 – The National Resistance Movement topples the government of Tito Okello in Uganda.
- February 1, 1986 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Tiger in Chinese astrology.
- February 22, 1986 – Start of the People Power Revolution in the Philippines.
- March 4, 1986 – The Soviet Vega 1 begins returning images of Halley’s Comet and the first images of its nucleus.
- March 7, 1986 – Challenger Disaster: Divers from the USS Preserver locate the crew cabin of Challenger on the ocean floor.
- 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 23, 1986 – Jim Deshaies of the Houston Astros sets the major-league record by striking out the first eight batters of the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
- October 3, 1986 – TASCC, a superconducting cyclotron at the Chalk River Laboratories, is officially opened.
- November 25, 1986 – Iran Contra Affair: US Attorney General Edwin Meese announces that profits from covert weapons sales to Iran were illegally diverted to the anti-communist Contra rebels in Nicaragua.
- 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?
- January 24, 1986 – Raviv Ullman, Israeli-born American actor
- February 25, 1986 – Danny Saucedo, Swedish singer
- March 20, 1986 – Dean Geyer, Australian singer and actor
- April 20, 1986 – Cameron Duncan, New Zealand director (d. 2003)
- June 3, 1986 – Al Horford, Dominican basketball player
- June 16, 1986 – Farhad Reza, Bangladeshi cricketer
- June 19, 1986 – Diego Hypólito, Brazilian gymnast
- September 13, 1986 – Sean Williams, American basketball player
- December 8, 1986 – Kate Voegele, American musician
- December 19, 1986 – Ryan Babel, Dutch footballer