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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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Citizen Kane

Citizen Kane

Directed by: Orson Welles

Starring: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead

Country: United States of America

M

M

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut, Otto Wernicke

Country: United States of America

Yojimbo

Yojimbo

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshirô Mifune, Eijirô Tôno, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yôko Tsukasa

Country: United States of America

Amélie

Amélie

Directed by: Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Starring: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Lorella Cravotta

Country: United States of America

Brown of Harvard

Brown of Harvard

Directed by: Jack Conway

Starring: William Haines, Jack Pickford, Mary Brian, Francis X. Bushman Jr.

Country: United States of America

Books

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The Handmaid'S Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid'S Tale

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In the world of the near future, who will control women's bodies?Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife

Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi

Wiseguy

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Nicholas Pileggi’s vivid, unvarnished, journalistic chronicle of the life of Henry Hill—the working-class Brooklyn kid who knew from age twelve that “to be a wiseguy was to own the world,” who

Cyclops by Clive Cussler

Cyclops

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Clive Cussler’s bestselling Cyclops is another swashbuckling NUMA Files adventure! When a financier turned treasure hunter vanishes mysteriously, only Dirk Pitt can prevent an international incident that threatens to start a

House by Tracy Kidder

House

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Tracy Kidder takes readers to the heart of the American Dream: the building of a family's first house with all its day-to-day frustrations, crises, tensions, challenges, and triumphs.

Break In by Dick Francis

Break In

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Steeplechase jockey Christmas "Kit" Fielding has had more than his share of close calls both on and off the course. But trouble hits close to home when a grudge between his