August 1986 calendar

August 1986

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1986?


  • 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-
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 31 Aug 1986 Russian cargo ship crashes into cruise ship Admiral Nakhimov; 398 die
  • 06 Aug 1986 A low-pressure system that redeveloped off the New South Wales coast dumps a record 328 millimeters (13 inches) of rain in a day on Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Glory Of Love (Theme From The Karate Kid Part II)
  2. - Papa Don't Preach
  3. - Higher Loveyoutube
  4. - Sledgehammeryoutube
  5. - Venusyoutube

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Papa Don't Preach
  2. - The Lady In Red
  3. - The Edge Of Heaven
  4. - I Want To Wake Up With You
  5. - My Favourite Waste Of Time


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in August 1986?

The Good Mother by Sue Miller

The Good Mother


Anna Dunlap, a recently divorced mother, has two passionate attachments. Her daughter Molly, four-year old Molly, and Leo, her lover. Leo is the man who makes Anna feel beautiful and sexual for the first.

The Garden Of Eden by Ernest Hemingway

The Garden Of Eden


The Garden of Eden was a sensational bestseller in 1986. It is Ernest Hemingway's last unfinished novel, which he continued to work on intermittently between 1946 and his death in 1987.

Slaves Of New York by Tama Janowitz

Slaves Of New York


The New York City denizens: artists, prostitutes and saints. They all want to be famous or in oblivion and are looking for love and acceptance.

Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy

Red Storm Rising


Tom Clancy is the #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of Jack Ryan novels. His latest blockbusters Command Authority, Threat Vector, are his most electrifying stories of international conflict.

A Matter Of Honor by Jeffrey Archer

A Matter Of Honor


It appears innocent enough. It is a letter that a disgraced British colonel leaves to his only son. Adam Scott opened the yellowing envelope and set into motion.