December 1986 calendar

December 1986

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1986?


  • 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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Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Release year: 1986

Directed by: Oliver Stone

Starring: Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, Keith David

Country: United States of America

Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors

Release year: 1986

Directed by: Frank Oz

Starring: Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, Levi Stubbs

Country: United States of America


Which were the most popular books released in December 1986?
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The Christmas Day Kitten by James Herriot

The Christmas Day Kitten


The famous veterinarian/writer shares the true story of how an independent-minded stray cat gives a woman and her three Basset hounds a Christmas present.

Hollywood Husbands by Jackie Collins

Hollywood Husbands


Hollywood Husbands are hot...Hollywood Husbands aredynamic...Hollywood Husbands are sexy... Jack Python is the hottest Hollywood Husband of all. He rulesnighttime T.V. and his controversial talk show burns up the ratings, while thewomen he encounters melt.

The Prince Of Tides by Pat Conroy

The Prince Of Tides


PAT CONROY has created a huge, brash thunderstorm of a novel, stinging with honesty and resounding with drama. Spanning forty years, this is the story of turbulent Tom Wingo, his gifted

Whirlwind by James Clavell



Whirlwind is the story of three weeks in Tehran in February 1979: three weeks of fanaticism, passion, self-sacrifice and heartbreak. Caught between the revolutionaries and the forces of international intrigue is a team of professional pilots.

The Mirror Of Her Dreams by Stephen R. Donaldson

The Mirror Of Her Dreams


With The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, Stephen R. Donaldson changed the face of fantasy fiction forever. In The Mirror of Her Dreams, the astonishing first novel in the two-volume Mordant’s Need