Historical Events In 1986
Saturday, 31 October 2020
Aug 21 On this day in history lake Nios Volcanic eruption in Cameroon releases poison gas, killing 1,746
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 On this day in history charles Janssens, Belgian actor (Mira, Malpertuis), dies at 80
Aug 25 On this day in history allen Case, actor (Deputy, Legend of Jesse James), dies at 51
Aug 26 Jennifer Levin, strangled by Robert Chambers in Central Park on this day in history.
Aug 27 US Air Force reveals they accidentally dropped a hydrogen bomb on New Mexico in 1957, which did not detonate on this day in history.
Aug 28 US Navy officer Jerry A Whitworth sentenced to 365 years for spying in the year 1986.
Aug 29 Ellis Achong, cricketer (West Indies 1933-35, "chinaman"), dies in the year 1986.
Aug 30 In the year 1986 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 In the year 1986 otto Mortensen, composer, dies at 79
Aug 30 Soviet authorities arrested Nicholas Daniloff (US News World Report) on this day in history.
Aug 30 US News and World Report correspondent Nicholas Daniloff is arrested by Soviet authorities for suspicion of spying in the year 1986.
Aug 31 A private plane collides with an Aeromexico jet over Cerritos, CA, killing 82 people.Aug 31, on this day in history.
Aug 31 In the year 1986 aeromexico jet & small plane collide kill 82
Aug 31 Henry Moore, English sculptor/cartoonist, dies at 88 on this day in history.
Aug 31 Soviet passenger ship Adm Nakhimov, collides with a merchant vessel on this day in history.
Sep 01 In the year 1986 murray Hamilton, actor (Rich Man Poor Man), dies at 63
Sep 01 On this day in history paul McCartney releases "Press to Play" album
Sep 02 On this day in history cathy Evelyn Smith sentenced to 3 years for death of John Belushi
Sep 04 In the year 1986 189.42 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
Sep 05 Merv Griffin makes his final appearance as host of his own TV talk show on this day in history.
Sep 05 On this day in history nASA awards study contracts to 5 aerospace firms
Sep 05 In the year 1986 nASA launches DOD-1
Sep 06 Barbra Streisand's 1st live concert in 20 years in the year 1986.
Sep 06 In the year 1986 blanche Sweet, US actress (DW Griffith movies), dies at 90
Sep 06 On this day in history uSSR charges correspondent Nicholas Daniloff with spying
Sep 07 Desmond Tutu becomes Archbishop of Capetown, the first black man to do so in the year 1986.
Sep 07 In the year 1986 desmond Tutu installed to lead south African Anglican Church
Sep 07 Ruth Polsky, record promoter, dies after being run over by a cab at 30 in the year 1986.
Sep 09 In the year 1986 nYC jury indicts Gennadly Zakharov (Soviet UN employee) of spying
Sep 09 In the year 1986 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 In the year 1986 dow Jones Industrial Avg suffered biggest 1-day decline ever, plummeting 86.61 points to 1,792.89. 237.57 million shares traded