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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1986?


Events

  • 01 Dec 1986 Paul McCartney releases Only Love Remains
  • 02 Dec 1986 Dow-Jones index hits record 1955.57
  • 03 Dec 1986 Sri Lanka all out 55 versus West Indies in one-dayer Walsh 5-1 in four 3 overs.
  • 04 Dec 1986 NASA launches Fltsatcom-7.
  • 06 Dec 1986 52nd Heisman Trophy Award: Vinny Testaverde, Miami Florida (quarterback).
  • 07 Dec 1986 Juli Inkster / Tom Purtzer wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
  • 08 Dec 1986 US House Democrats select majority leader Jim Wright as 48th speaker.
  • 10 Dec 1986 Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel accepts 1986 Nobel Peace Prize.
  • 11 Dec 1986 South Africa censors press.
  • 12 Dec 1986 Russian Tupolev-134 crashes in East Berlin, 70 killed.
  • 14 Dec 1986 Voyager experimental aircraft, piloted by Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, takes off from Edwards Air Force Base, California on first non-stop, non-refueled flight around the world.
  • 15 Dec 1986 CIA director William Casey suffers a cerebral seizure
  • 16 Dec 1986 Revolt in Kazakhstan against Communist Party of Kazakhstan, known as Zheltoksan, which becomes the first sign of ethnic strife during Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev's tenure
  • 17 Dec 1986 US Congress forms "Irangate" committee.
  • 18 Dec 1986 Mr Gates, serves as acting Director of CIA
  • 19 Dec 1986 USSR frees dissident Andrei Sakharov from internal exile
  • 20 Dec 1986 White teenagers beat blacks in Howard Beach, New York
  • 21 Dec 1986 Amy Alcott / Bob Charles wins LPGA Mazda Golf Championship
  • 23 Dec 1986 Rutan andYeager make 1st around-the-world flight without refueling
  • 24 Dec 1986 French hostage Aurel Cornea, held in Lebanon for 9 months, released.
  • 26 Dec 1986 Captured Iraqi Airways Boeing-737 in Saudi Arabia, about 60 killed
  • 27 Dec 1986 Les Miserables opens at Kennedy Center, Washington DC
  • 28 Dec 1986 Pat Davis, ranked 412th among world tennis competitors, wins Davis Cup.
  • 30 Dec 1986 US begins military exercises in Honduras.
  • 31 Dec 1986 Dupont Plaza Hotel fire in San Juan, Puerto Rico kills 97

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef, Aldo Giuffrè

Country: United States of America

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean

Country: United States of America

It's a Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell

Country: United States of America

Gentlemen of Fortune

Gentlemen of Fortune

Directed by: Aleksandr Seryj

Starring: Evgeniy Leonov, Georgiy Vitsin, Radner Muratov, Saveliy Kramarov

A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates, Warren Clarke

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in December 1986?
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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

A Taste For Death by P. D. James

A Taste For Death

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When the quiet Little Vestry of St. Matthew's Church becomes the blood-soaked scene of a double murder, Scotland Yard Commander Adam Dalgliesh faces an intriguing conundrum: How did an upper-crust Minister come to lie, slit throat to slit throat, next …

The Beet Queen by Louise Erdrich

The Beet Queen

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On a spring morning in 1932, young Karl and Mary Adare arrive by boxcar in Argus, North Dakota. After being orphaned in a most peculiar way, they seek refuge in the

The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

The Polar Express

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This holiday season, remind everyone that the world is full of wonder - all one must do is look for it, and listen...and believe. This lavish, limited edition box set will bring the magic into your home and enchant all …

The Golden Cup by Belva Plain

The Golden Cup

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In this magnificent return to the world of Evergreen, Henrietta Roth, an extraordinary woman, fights to control her destiny; and three turbulent generations come vividly to life against a background of