1986 in History – What happened in year 1986

In history, year 1986 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1986.

Know what happened in 1986:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
02 MayHenri Toivonen was killed in an accident while leading the Tour deCorse rally, resulting in FISA, the sport governing body for motorracing events, banning the powerful and popular Group B rally cars forthe following season.
05 OctoberThe British newspaper The Sunday Times published a story byMordechai Vanunu, a former nuclear technician, revealing details ofIsrael's nuclear capability.
07 FebruaryPresident of Haiti Jean-Claude Duvalier fled the country after a popular uprising, ending 28 years of one-family rule in the nation.
07 September Desmond Tutu became the first black person to lead the Churchof the Province of Southern Africa.
09 OctoberThe Phantom of the Opera, a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webbercurrently the longest-running Broadway show in history, opened inLondon's West End.
11 January The Gateway Bridge in Brisbane, Australia, at the time the longest prestressed concrete free-cantilever bridge in the world, opened.
11 July The Parliament of New Zealand passed the Homosexual Law ReformAct, legalising consensual homosexual sex.
21 AugustA limnic eruption of a cloud of carbon dioxide from Lake Nyosin Cameroon killed up to 1,700 people and 3,500 livestock in nearbyvillages.
23 July Sarah Ferguson married Prince Andrew, Duke of York atWestminster Abbey, joining the British Royal Family as the Duchess ofYork.
27 JuneIn Nicaragua v. United States, the International Court ofJustice ruled that the United States had violated international law bysupporting the Contras in their rebellion against the Nicaraguangovernment
19 DecemberSoviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev released dissident AndreiSakharov after six years of internal exile in Gorky.
19 OctoberPresident of Mozambique Samora Machel and 43 others were killedwhen his presidential aircraft crashed in the Lebombo Mountains justinside the border of South Africa.
26 AprilThe Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant near Chernobyl, UkrainianSSR, suffered a steam explosion, resulting in a fire, a nuclearmeltdown, and the evacuation and resettlement of over 336,000 peoplearound Europe.
15 March The building housing the Hotel New World in Singapore collapsedsuddenly due to structural failure, killing 33 people.
25 FebruaryIn the Philippines, the non-violent People Power Revolutionculminated with the removal of Ferdinand Marcos from power and theinauguration of Corazon Aquino as the nation's first female President.
13 JanuaryThe month-long South Yemen Civil War began in Aden betweensupporters of President Ali Nasir Muhammad and his predecessor AbdulFattah Ismail, resulting in thousands of casualties.
07 SeptemberDesmond Tutu became the first black person to lead the Churchof the Province of Southern Africa.
07 February President of Haiti Jean-Claude Duvalier fled the country aftera popular uprising, ending 28 years of one-family rule in the nation.
11 January The Gateway Bridge in Brisbane, Australia, at the time thelongest prestressed concrete free-cantilever bridge in the world,opened.
12 JulyThe Homosexual Law Reform Act became law in New Zealand,decriminalising consensual homosexual sex.
16 DecemberDinmukhamed Konayev was dismissed from the post of First Secretary of the Communist Party of Kazakhstan, sparking riotsthroughout the country.
19 DecemberSoviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev released dissident AndreiSakharov after six years of internal exile in Gorky.
22 JuneArgentine footballer Diego Maradona scored both the 'Hand ofGod goal' and the 'Goal of the Century' against England during thequarter-final match of the FIFA World Cup in Mexico City.
25 AprilMswati III was crowned King of Swaziland, succeeding his father Sobhuza II.
25 February Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos and his wife Imelda were ousted from power by the non-violent People Power Revolution, with Corazon Aquino taking over the government.
27 JuneIn Nicaragua v. United States, the International Court ofJustice ruled that the United States had violated international law bysupporting the Contras in their rebellion against the Nicaraguangovernment.
29 OctoberBritish Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher opened the lastsegment of the M25 motorway, an orbital road encircling London that isone of the world's longest.
31 DecemberThree disgruntled employees set fire to the Dupont Plaza Hotelin San Juan, Puerto Rico, which killed 98 people and injured 140 others,making it the second deadliest hotel fire in United States history.
31 AugustAeroméxico Flight 498 collided with a privately owned PiperPA-28 Cherokee aircraft over Cerritos, California, killing 67 in the airand 15 on the ground.
21 AugustA limnic eruption of a cloud of carbon dioxide from Lake Nyosin Cameroon killed up to 1,700 people and 3,500 livestock in nearbyvillages.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1986:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
03 AprilStephanie Cox / Footballer / United States of America
04 AprilMaurice Manificat / Skier / France
04 AugustLeon Camier / Motorcycle Racer / United Kingdom
05 SeptemberColt McCoy / Footballer / United States of America
06 January Alex Turner / Writer / United Kingdom
06 OctoberOlivia Thirlby / Actress / United States of America
07 March Ben Griffin / Footballer / Australia
07 OctoberAmy Satterthwaite / Cricketer / New Zealand
09 AprilLeighton Meester / Actress / United States of America
10 February Jeff Adrien / Basketball Player / United States of America
10 AprilOlivia Borlée / Sprinter / Belgium
13 MayEun-Hee Ji / Golfer / South Korea
17 SeptemberYussef Suleiman / Footballer / Syria
17 JuneHelen Glover / Rower / United Kingdom
18 OctoberWilma Elles / Actress / Germany
23 March Andrea Dovizioso / Motorcycle Racer / Italy
24 January Cristiano Araújo / Singer / Brazil
25 AprilGwen Jorgensen / Athlete / United States of America
27 JuneSam Claflin / Actor / Britain
31 JulyBrian Orakpo / Footballer / United States of America

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1986:

YearName / Profession / Country
17 SeptemberRavichandran Ashwin / Cricketer / India
28 JulyHuma Qureshi / Actress / India
28 NovemberPrateik Babbar / Actor / India
15 NovemberSania Mirza / Tennis Player / India
15 NovemberSania Mirza / Tennis Player / India
20 AugustTaniya Sachdev / Chess Player / India
27 NovemberTina Datta / Actress / India
05 JanuaryDeepika Padukone / Actress / India
28 OctoberAditi Rao Hydari / Actress / India
15 SeptemberJoshna Chinappa / Player / India
27 NovemberSuresh Kumar Raina / Cricketer / India
01 NovemberKristina Akheeva / Actress / India
08 SeptemberParupalli Kashyap / Badminton Player / India
15 NovemberSania Mirza / Player / India
03 JanuaryNavneet Kaur / Actress / India
04 NovemberSuhas Gopinath / Business Man / India
18 DecemberRicha Chadha / Actress / India
02 DecemberKainaat Arora / Actress / India
27 February Sandeep Singh / Hockey Player / India
26 JulyMugdha Godse / Actress / India

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