Events in year of 1986

  • 01-01Aruba becomes independent from neighbor island Curacao
  • 01-01Barbra Striesand and Jon Peters relationship breaks up
  • 01-01International Peace Year begins
  • 01-01New York City transit fare rises from 90 cents to $1.00
  • 01-01Oklahoma wins Orange Bowl for college football championship
  • 01-01Spain and Portugal are 11th and 12th to join European Economic Community
  • 01-02191.66 million shares traded in New York Stock Exchange
  • 01-02New York Islander, Mike Bossy, scores his 500th goal
  • 01-06British Defense Secretary Michael Heseltine resigns
  • 01-06Impala Platinum fires 20,000 black mine workers in Johannesburg
  • 01-06STS 61-C scrubbed at T-31sec because of liquid oxygen valve problem
  • 01-07Chicago Bears defeat New England Patriots 46-10 in Super Bowl XX
  • 01-07Netherlands Bank issues 250 guilder notes
  • 01-07STS 61-C mission scrubbed at T -9m because of weather problems
  • 01-07US President Reagan proclaims economic sanctions against Libya
  • 01-08Willie McCovey is 16th elected to Hall of Fame in his 1st year
  • 01-10Palau signs Compact of Free Association with US
  • 01-10STS 61-C mission scrubbed T -9m because of bad weather at Kennedy
  • 01-111st black lt gov since reconstruction sworn in (Douglas Wilder of Va)
  • 01-1224th space shuttle (61-C) mission-Columbia 7-launched
  • 01-12Chicago Blackhawk Denis Savard scores at 4 seconds of 3rd period
  • 01-12Miami Dolphins win AFC football championship
  • 01-13NCCA institutes eligibility requirements based on college exams
  • 01-14Constitution of Guatemala takes effect
  • 01-14Vinicio Cerezo becomes only 2nd freely elected President of Guatemala since CIA-sponsored coup in 1954
  • 01-15Living Seas opens (Disneyland)
  • 01-16Police arrested 3 IRA-terrorists in Amsterdam
  • 01-17Tim Witherspoon beats Tony Tubbs in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 01-1824th Space Shuttle (61-C) Mission-Columbia 7-returns to Earth
  • 01-18New York Lotto pays $30.5 million to one winner (#s are 19-20-27-34-41-46)

People born in year of 1986

  • 02-21Amedeo: Belgium -- Son of Princess Astrid / Archduke Lorenz
  • 03-15Tyler Noyes: Actor (CJ-One Life to Live)
  • 03-26Jessica McClure: Baby trapped in Texas well in 1988
  • 03-27Melissa Stern [Baby M] / [Sara Whitehead]: Surrogate baby
  • 05-30Ashley Slaney: Daughter of Olympians Mary Decker and Richard Slaney
  • 06-11Brighton Hertford: Actress (BJ Jones- General Hospital)
  • 06-13Mary Kate Olsen: Twin actress (Michelle-Full House)
  • 08-17Bryton McClure: Lakewood, California -- Actor (Richie-Family Matters)
  • 09-01H Debehogne: Discovers asteroid #8265 La Silla
  • 10-04Barbara Jean Jones: Fictional character (General Hospital)
  • 12-22Jeffery Wood: Actor (Austin Warren-In The House)

People died in year of 1986

  • 01-02Una Merkel: US actress (Abraham Lincoln), dies at 82
  • 01-03Jens Bjerre: Composer, dies at 82
  • 01-04Christopher Isherwood: British writer (Lions & Shadows), dies at 81
  • 01-04Phil Lynott: Rocker (Thin Lizzy), dies of overdose at 34
  • 01-06Louis Lebeer: Dutch art historian, dies at 90
  • 01-07Juan Rulfo: Writer
  • 01-07M Rooi: Editor-in-chief (New Rotterdam Daily), dies at 79
  • 01-08Yaroslav Seifert: Czech Poet (Nobel 1984), dies at 84
  • 01-10Joseph Kraft: US columnist, dies at 61
  • 01-13Abdel Fattah Ismail: President of South-Yemen, murdered
  • 01-14Donna Reed: Actress (Donna Reed Show, Dallas), dies of cancer at 64
  • 01-14Walter Leblanc: Belgian painter, dies at 53
  • 01-15James H "Jim" Crowley: US football player (Notre Dame), dies at 83
  • 01-18Claire James: Actress (Jack Armstrong)
  • 01-23Joseph Beuys: West German avant-garde artist / politician, dies at 64
  • 01-24Gordon MacRae: Singer (Oklahoma, Carousel), dies at 64
  • 01-24L[aFayette] Ron[ald] Hubbard: Author (Death Quest), dies at 74
  • 01-25Ernst Schnabel: Writer, dies at 72
  • 01-27L Ron Hubbard: Novelist / founder (Church of Scientology), dies at 74
  • 01-27Lilli Palmer: German actress (Boys from Brazil, Kinder), dies at 71
  • 01-28Christa McAuliffe: Astronaut, dies in Challenger disaster
  • 01-28Ellison S Onizuka: Hawaii, United States -- Major USAF / ast, dies in Challenger disaster
  • 01-28Francis R Scobee: Washington, United States -- USAF / Astronaut, dies in Challenger disaster
  • 01-28Judith Arlene Resnik: Akron Oh, astr, dies in Challenger disaster
  • 01-28Michael J Smith: Beaufort NC, Cmdr USN, astr, dies in Challenger
  • 01-28Ronald E McNair: Lake City SC, astr, dies in Challenger disaster
  • 01-29Leif Erickson: Actor (John-High Chaparral), dies at 74
  • 01-30Ticker Freeman: Pianist (Dinah Shore Show), dies at 74
  • 02-01Alva Myrdal: Swedish Nobel peace prize winner (1982), dies at 84
  • 02-10Brian Aherne: Actor (Juarez, My Sister Eileen, Rosie), dies at 83

Events in year of 1987

  • 01-0160 bodies recovered in Dupont Plaza Hotel fire in Puerto Rico
  • 01-01International Year of Shelter for Homeless begins
  • 01-02Penn State upsets Miami in Fiesta Bowl for college football champ
  • 01-03"Oh Coward!" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 56 performances
  • 01-03"Smile" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • 01-03Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducts 1st female artist Aretha Franklin
  • 01-03Singer / Miss America Vanessa Williams marries Ramon T Hervey in New York City
  • 01-0416 die in a train crash in Chase, Maryland
  • 01-05Surrogate Baby M case begins in Hackensack, New Jersey
  • 01-06100th US Congress convenes
  • 01-06Astronomers at University of California see 1st sight of birth of a galaxy
  • 01-07French airplanes harass Libyan positions in Duadi Doum
  • 01-07Kapil Dev takes his 300th Test wicket, at 28 the youngest
  • 01-08Dow Jones closes above 2,000 for 1st time (2,002.25)
  • 01-09Chinese / Vietnamese border fights, 1500 killed
  • 01-09New Nicaraguan constitution takes effect
  • 01-09Sir Rudolph Bing (of New York Met Opera) marries Lady Carroll Douglass
  • 01-11Largest crowd (76,633) at NFL New York Giant Stadium (beat Washington 17-0)
  • 01-137 top New York Mafia bosses sentenced to 100 years in prison each
  • 01-13W German police arrest Mohammed Ali Hamadi, suspect in 1985 hijacking
  • 01-14Catfish Hunter and Billy Williams are elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 01-17President Reagan signs secret order permitting covert sale of arms to Iran
  • 01-1811th Soap Opera Digest Poll Awards - Days of Our Live wins
  • 01-20Anglican Church envoy Terry Waite taken hostage in Beirut, Lebanon
  • 01-21BB King donates his 7,000 record collection to University of Mississippi
  • 01-22Blizzard in NJ, as 334 attend Devils-Flame NHL game, New Jersey wins 7-5
  • 01-23Dow Jones rises 64 points then drops 110 points (44.15 pt loss)
  • 01-23Japan 1st exceeds military spending cap of 1% of GNP ($23 billion)
  • 01-2461st Australian Womens Tennis: H Mandlikova beat M Navratilova (75 76)
  • 01-2575th Australian Mens Tennis: S Edberg beats Pat Cash (63 64 36 57 63)

People born in year of 1987

  • 01-12Naya Rivera: Actress (Cindy-Fresh Prince of Bel Air)
  • 03-31"Baby M" born to a surrogate mother: Awarded to her dad William Stern
  • 04-16Milton J Cross: NYC, New York -- TV announcer (Met Opera Auditions of the Air)
  • 10-04Michael Roman: Actor (Al-One Life to Live)

People died in year of 1987

  • 01-01Gustav Knuth: Actor (Heidi, Rats), dies at 85
  • 01-04F van Heek: Dutch sociologist, dies at 79
  • 01-04Peggy Bacon: Author / illustrator (Off With Their Heads), dies at 91
  • 01-05Margaret Laurence: Canadian author, dies at 60
  • 01-07Larry Carr: Pianist (Flight to Rhythm), dies at 72
  • 01-08Peter Adams: Actor (Alternative, Blowing Hot & Cold), dies at 69
  • 01-09Arthur Lake: Actor (Dagwood-Blondie), dies at 81
  • 01-13E van Ruller: Dutch journalist / co-founder (Trouw, Loyal)
  • 01-14Douglas Sirk: Director (Zu Neuen Ufern, Boefje), dies at 86
  • 01-15Dolores Hawkins: Singer (Guy Mitchell Show), dies at 58
  • 01-15Gerrit Borgers: Dutch literary, dies at 69
  • 01-15Ray Bolger: Actor / dancer (Wizard of Oz), dies at 83
  • 01-16Earl Wilson: Broadway columnist (Midnight Earl), dies in Yonkers at 79
  • 01-16Ilse Langen: Writer, dies at 87
  • 01-16Joyce Jameson: Comedienne (Spike Jones Show), dies at 54
  • 01-19Gerald Brenan: English writer, dies at 92
  • 01-21Pieter G Buckinx: Flemish writer (7th Day), dies at 83
  • 01-22R Budd Dwyer: Penns State Treasurer, facing prison for conspiracy and perjury, shot himself to death at a televised news conference
  • 01-25Emil Hlobil: Composer, dies at 85
  • 01-29Ivo Lhotka-Kalinski: Composer, dies at 73
  • 01-30Angelo Rutherford: Actor (Willie-Gentle Ben), dies at 32
  • 01-30Ken Drake: Actor (Crime & Punishment USA)
  • 02-01Erin Westmore: Makeup artist (Hollywood Backstage), dies at 82
  • 02-02Alfred Lion: Record founder (Blue Note), dies at 78
  • 02-02Patrick "Spike" Hughes: British jazz musician (Cinderella), dies at 78
  • 02-04Liberace: Pianist (Liberace Show, Evil Chandell-Batman), dies at 67
  • 02-08Bronislawa Wajs [Papuscha]: Writer
  • 02-08Harriet MacGibbon: Actress (Mrs Drysdale-Beverly Hillbillies)
  • 02-08Hendrik Koekoek: Founder (Dutch Boer party), dies at 74
  • 02-12Lang Jeffries: Canadian actor (Skip-Rescue 8), dies at 55