April 1986 calendar

April 1986

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1986?


  • 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.
  • 01 Apr 1986 Communist Party of Nepal (Mashal) cadres attack a number of police stations in Kathmandu, seeking to incite a popular rebellion.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in April 1986?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Rock Me Amadeusyoutube
  2. - Kiss
  3. - Addicted To Love
  4. - R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A. (A Salute To 60's Rock)
  5. - Manic Monday

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Chain Reaction
  2. - A Different Corner
  3. - Manic Monday
  4. - Living Doll
  5. - When The Going Gets Tough (The Tough Get Going)


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in April 1986?

Black Genesis by L. Ron Hubbard

Black Genesis


Drugs. Sex. Murder. Taxes. Welcome to planet Earth. One Jettero Heller, the Voltarian Scouting party, has arrived. His mission was to rescue the planet and prepare for invasion.

Break In by Dick Francis

Break In


Christmas "Kit", a Steeplechase jockey, has seen more than his fair share of close calls on and off the course. Trouble strikes close to home when there is a grudge between his parents.

Joanna'S Husband And David'S Wife by Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey

Joanna'S Husband And David'S Wife


The biggest mistake a woman can make in her life is to not tell the truth about her husband and herself. Joanna Scott kept an everyday journal. It all started when Joanna first met David. She was madly in love …

Necessary Losses by Judith Viorst

Necessary Losses



Greed And Glory On Wall Street by Ken Auletta

Greed And Glory On Wall Street


One of the most powerful and respected investment banking partnerships in the world was launched on a July morning. It was not due to the economy but by an act of God.