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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 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 August 1986: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1986?


Events

  • 01 Aug 1986 Bert Blyleven becomes 10th pitcher to strike out 3,000
  • 02 Aug 1986 TODAY / PC born today
  • 03 Aug 1986 Amy Alcott wins LPGA National Golf Pro-Am
  • 04 Aug 1986 OPEC lowers oil production 20%
  • 05 Aug 1986 Steve Carlton is 2nd to pitch 4,000 strikeout
  • 06 Aug 1986 Phil Katz releases PKARC version 1.0, for IBM
  • 07 Aug 1986 Honky Tonk Nights opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • 08 Aug 1986 Record 3 grandslams in a game- (Harrah-Tex, Sheets & Dwyer-Orioles)
  • 09 Aug 1986 Honky Tonk Nights closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 10 Aug 1986 Me & My Girl opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 1420 performances
  • 11 Aug 1986 68th PGA Championship: Bob Tway shoots a 276 at Inverness Club Toledo
  • 12 Aug 1986 Don Baylor gets hits by a pitch for a record 25th time in a season.
  • 13 Aug 1986 KRE-AM in Berkeley CA changes call letters to KBLX (now KBFN)
  • 14 Aug 1986 Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto arrested
  • 15 Aug 1986 US President Ronald Reagan decides to support a replacement for the space shuttle Challenger.
  • 17 Aug 1986 Cindy Mackey wins LPGA MasterCard International Golf Pro-Am
  • 18 Aug 1986 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Philadelphia PA on WYSP 94.1 FM
  • 19 Aug 1986 Car bomb kills 20 in Tehran Iran
  • 20 Aug 1986 Mail carrier Patrick Sherrill, Edmond Ok, shot 14 fellow workers dead
  • 21 Aug 1986 Rags opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • 22 Aug 1986 Gas from Volcano Chamberoen kills 1,734 (Cameroon)
  • 23 Aug 1986 Rags closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 24 Aug 1986 Juli Inkster wins Atlantic City LPGA Golf Classic
  • 26 Aug 1986 Rosa Mota wins Stuttgart female marathon (2:28:38)
  • 27 Aug 1986 Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
  • 28 Aug 1986 Bolivia President Victor Paz Estensoro calls state of siege
  • 29 Aug 1986 Morocco King Hassan II signs unity treaty with Libya
  • 30 Aug 1986 Gelindo Bordin wins Stuttgart marathon (2:10:54)
  • 31 Aug 1986 Russian cargo ship crashes into cruise ship Admiral Nakhimov; 398 die

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Back to the Future

Back to the Future

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover

Country: United States of America

The Little Foxes

The Little Foxes

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, Teresa Wright, Richard Carlson

Country: United States of America

Warrior

Warrior

Directed by: Gavin O'Connor

Starring: Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte, Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Morrison

Country: United States of America

Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge

Directed by: Mel Gibson

Starring: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer

My Man Godfrey

My Man Godfrey

Directed by: Gregory La Cava

Starring: William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady, Gail Patrick

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in August 1986?
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Barrier Island by John D. MacDonald

Barrier Island

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Tucker Loomis is a hard and dangerous man with a ruthlessness all West Bay fears and respects, and an improbable amount of money.

The Underground Empire by James Mills

The Underground Empire

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The true story of the underground empire of crime detailing a world of men and women who engage massivley in every crime conceivable including murder, kidnapping, subversion, but chiefly in narcotics

Fatherhood by Bill Cosby

Fatherhood

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From one of America's most beloved funnymen comes a hilarious look at the lighter side of fatherhood. So, what is fatherhood...?It's

The Eighth Commandment by Lawrence Sanders

The Eighth Commandment

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When a rare coin vanishes, an appraiser tries to clear her name—and exposes one family’s lethal secretsAppraising rare coins for Grandby & Sons, a venerable Madison Avenue auction house, is a

Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy

Red Storm Rising

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Tom Clancy, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Ryan novels--including his latest blockbusters Command Authority and Threat Vector--delivers an electrifying tale of international conflict.Using