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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 1986.
The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 1986: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1986?


Events

  • 01 Apr 1986 World oil prices dip below US$10 a barrel.
  • 02 Apr 1986 NCAA adopts 3-point basketball rule (19 feet 9 inch distance).
  • 03 Apr 1986 US national debt hits $2,000,000,000,000
  • 04 Apr 1986 Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record with 213th point of season.
  • 05 Apr 1986 Two US soldiers and a Turkish woman killed, 230 injured, in West Berlin discotheque bombing.
  • 06 Apr 1986 15th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Pat Bradley.
  • 07 Apr 1986 Wrestlemania II at three locations, Hulk Hogan beats King Kong Bundy.
  • 08 Apr 1986 Clint Eastwood elected Mayor of Carmel California, Make his day
  • 09 Apr 1986 Dallas announces it will revive killed Bobby Ewing character
  • 10 Apr 1986 Big Deal opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 70 performances
  • 11 Apr 1986 A Canadain 1921 50 cent piece auctioned in NYC for $22,000
  • 12 Apr 1986 20,000 mine workers protest closing of Hasselt Belgium mines.
  • 13 Apr 1986 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic.
  • 14 Apr 1986 US aircraft attacks 5 terrorist locations in Libya
  • 15 Apr 1986 US air raids Libya, responding to La Belle disco, Berlin bombing
  • 16 Apr 1986 West Indies complete 5-0 demolition of England.
  • 17 Apr 1986 Pulitzer prize awarded to Larry McMurtry for Lonesome Dove
  • 18 Apr 1986 Titan rocket explodes seconds after liftoff from Vandenberg Air Force Base.
  • 19 Apr 1986 Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes in 15 rounds for heavyweight boxing title.
  • 20 Apr 1986 Vladimir Horowitz performs in his Russian homeland
  • 21 Apr 1986 Bob Hering sets Formula One power boat record (165.338 mph, Arizona).
  • 22 Apr 1986 Consumer Price Index drops .04% for 2nd month in a row
  • 23 Apr 1986 Grand Floridian Beach Resort groundbreaking
  • 25 Apr 1986 ETA bomb attacks Madrid killing 5
  • 26 Apr 1986 Actor / body builder Arnold Schwarzenegger weds newscaster Maria Shriver
  • 27 Apr 1986 Sweet Charity opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 368 performances
  • 28 Apr 1986 The United States Navy aircraft carrier USS Enterprise becomes the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to transit the Suez Canal, navigating from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea to relieve the USS Coral Sea.
  • 29 Apr 1986 Boston Red Sox Roger Clemens strikes out 20 Seattle Mariners
  • 30 Apr 1986 Ashrita Furman peforms 8,341 somersaults over 12 miles.

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Music charts

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Movies

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The Sacrifice

The Sacrifice

Release year: 1986

Directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky

Starring: Erland Josephson, Susan Fleetwood, Allan Edwall, Guðrún Gísladóttir

Down by Law

Down by Law

Release year: 1986

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

Starring: Tom Waits, John Lurie, Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi

Country: United States of America

The Mission

The Mission

Release year: 1986

Directed by: Roland Joffé

Starring: Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons, Ray McAnally, Aidan Quinn

Country: United States of America

Top Gun

Top Gun

Release year: 1986

Directed by: Tony Scott

Starring: Tom Cruise, Tim Robbins, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer

Country: United States of America

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Dream Lovers

Dream Lovers

Release year: 1986

Directed by: Tony Au

Starring: Yun-Fat Chow, Brigitte Lin, Cher Yeung, Man-Lei Wong

Books

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High Jinx by William F. Buckley Jr

High Jinx

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The year is 1954, and Joseph Stalin is dead. As the ruthless Laurenti Beria, head of the KGB, plots to succeed him, another drama is taking place in a distant part of the Soviet empire.

Greed And Glory On Wall Street by Ken Auletta

Greed And Glory On Wall Street

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On a quiet July morning, one of the world's most powerful and prestigious investment banking partnerships was launched on the path to ruin-not by the economy, not by an act of

On The Road With Charles Kuralt by Charles Kuralt

On The Road With Charles Kuralt

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Charles Kuralt's classic bestseller is now on audio! On The Road With Charles Kuralt Featuring Charles Kuralt with an introduction by Wallace Kuralt "To read the front pages,

Dancing In The Light by Shirley MacLaine

Dancing In The Light

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Now, at a turning point in her life, comes her most revealing and exciting book yet. Outspoken, controversial, talented, and perceptive Shirley MacLaine now takes us on an intimate and fascinating personal odyssey.

Nerilka'S Story by Anne McCaffrey

Nerilka'S Story

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Ashamed of her father's refusal to help the others of Fort Hold, Nerilka helps Lord Alessan prepare a serum to combat a dreaded plague.