Historical Events In 1986
Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Aug 21 Lake Nios Volcanic eruption in Cameroon releases poison gas, killing 1,746 in the year 1986.
Aug 21 Lake Nyos disaster in Cameroon killing 1,746 people in the year 1986.
Aug 22 NASA announces tests designed to verify ignition pressure dynamics in the year 1986.
Aug 23 Charles Janssens, Belgian actor (Mira, Malpertuis), dies at 80 in the year 1986.
Aug 25 On this day in history allen Case, actor (Deputy, Legend of Jesse James), dies at 51
Aug 26 On this day in history jennifer Levin, strangled by Robert Chambers in Central Park
Aug 27 On this day in history uS Air Force reveals they accidentally dropped a hydrogen bomb on New Mexico in 1957, which did not detonate
Aug 28 On this day in history uS Navy officer Jerry A Whitworth sentenced to 365 years for spying
Aug 29 Ellis Achong, cricketer (West Indies 1933-35, "chinaman"), dies on this day in history.
Aug 30 On this day in history in Romania a 6.9 earthquake killed 2 people, 558 injured, and about 55,000 homes damaged, leaving more than 12,500 people homeless in the Kishinev-Kagul area
Aug 30 On this day in history otto Mortensen, composer, dies at 79
Aug 30 On this day in history soviet authorities arrested Nicholas Daniloff (US News World Report)
Aug 30 On this day in history uS News and World Report correspondent Nicholas Daniloff is arrested by Soviet authorities for suspicion of spying.
Aug 31 A private plane collides with an Aeromexico jet over Cerritos, CA, killing 82 people.Aug 31, in the year 1986.
Aug 31 Aeromexico jet & small plane collide kill 82 on this day in history.
Aug 31 In the year 1986 henry Moore, English sculptor/cartoonist, dies at 88
Aug 31 Soviet passenger ship Adm Nakhimov, collides with a merchant vessel in the year 1986.
Sep 01 Murray Hamilton, actor (Rich Man Poor Man), dies at 63 in the year 1986.
Sep 01 Paul McCartney releases "Press to Play" album on this day in history.
Sep 02 On this day in history cathy Evelyn Smith sentenced to 3 years for death of John Belushi
Sep 04 189.42 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange on this day in history.
Sep 05 In the year 1986 merv Griffin makes his final appearance as host of his own TV talk show.
Sep 05 In the year 1986 nASA awards study contracts to 5 aerospace firms
Sep 05 On this day in history nASA launches DOD-1
Sep 06 On this day in history barbra Streisand's 1st live concert in 20 years
Sep 06 Blanche Sweet, US actress (DW Griffith movies), dies at 90 on this day in history.
Sep 06 On this day in history uSSR charges correspondent Nicholas Daniloff with spying
Sep 07 On this day in history desmond Tutu becomes Archbishop of Capetown, the first black man to do so
Sep 07 On this day in history desmond Tutu installed to lead south African Anglican Church
Sep 07 On this day in history ruth Polsky, record promoter, dies after being run over by a cab at 30
Sep 09 On this day in history nYC jury indicts Gennadly Zakharov (Soviet UN employee) of spying
Sep 09 On this day in history the first colorized classic movie (computerized color added to an originally black and white movie) appears on Ted Turner's WTBS "Superstation" in Atlanta, GA.
Sep 10 Bryan O'Connor named chairman of Space Flight Safety Panel on this day in history.
Sep 11 Dow Jones Industrial Avg suffered biggest 1-day decline ever, plummeting 86.61 points to 1,792.89. 237.57 million shares traded on this day in history.