March 1986 calendar

March 1986

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 1986?


  • 02 Mar 1986 Protesters try to stop Land Rover motor company being sold to US.
  • 04 Mar 1986 The Soviet Vega 1 begins returning images of Halley's Comet and the first images of its nucleus.
  • 06 Mar 1986 Georgia O'Keeffe, American painter (Flowers), dies at age 98 (born 1887).
  • 07 Mar 1986 Wayne Gretzky breaks own NHL season record with 136th assist.
  • 08 Mar 1986 Martina Navratilova is first tennis player to earn US$10 million.
  • 09 Mar 1986 NASA announces searchers found remains of Challenger Astronauts
  • 10 Mar 1986 Ernie Lombardi, National League Most Valuable Player in 1938, and Bobby Doerr, elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • 11 Mar 1986 1 million days since traditional foundation of Rome, 4 / 21 / 753 BC
  • 12 Mar 1986 210.25 million shares traded in New York Stock Exchange
  • 13 Mar 1986 Soyuz T-15 carries 2 Cosmonauts to Soviet space station Mir
  • 15 Mar 1986 Funeral services held for Swedish Prime Minister Olaf Palme.
  • 16 Mar 1986 Chris Johnson wins LPGA GNA / Glendale Federal Golf Classic
  • 17 Mar 1986 Haemers gang robs gold transport in Belgium of 35 million Belgian francs.
  • 18 Mar 1986 US Treasury Department announces plans to alter paper money.
  • 21 Mar 1986 199.22 million shares traded in New York Stock Exchange
  • 22 Mar 1986 Ice Pairs Championship at Geneva won by Gordeeva and Grinkov
  • 23 Mar 1986 6th Golden Raspberry Awards: Rambo; First Blood Part II wins.
  • 24 Mar 1986 58th Academy Awards - Out of Africa, William Hurt and G Page win
  • 25 Mar 1986 Kurt Browning (Canada) becomes 1st skater to land a quadruple jump
  • 26 Mar 1986 Geffen records signs Guns and Roses
  • 27 Mar 1986 Disney-MGM Studio Tour ground breaking
  • 28 Mar 1986 John N McMahon, ends term as Deputy Director of CIA
  • 30 Mar 1986 Tango Argentino closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 198 performances
  • 31 Mar 1986 English Hampton Court palace destroyed by fire, 1 dead
  • 03 Mar 1986 The Australia Act 1986 commences, causing Australia to become fully independent from the United Kingdom.
vinyl songs

Music charts

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

  1. - Kyrieyoutube
  2. - Sarayoutube
  3. - These Dreamsyoutube
  4. - Rock Me Amadeusyoutube
  5. - How Will I Knowyoutube

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - When The Going Gets Tough (The Tough Get Going)
  2. - Chain Reaction
  3. - Manic Monday
  4. - Borderline
  5. - The Sun Always Shines On TV


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in March 1986?

The Seventh Secret by Irving Wallace

The Seventh Secret


Evelyn Hoffmann, a tall, attractive and older woman, makes her weekly visit to West Berlin Irving.

Angels Of September by Andrew M. Greeley

Angels Of September


Angels of September by Greeley and Andrew M.

Bus 9 To Paradise by Leo Buscaglia

Bus 9 To Paradise


Paradise on Earth? Why not? We are what we make of our existence, and we can enjoy unlimited joy by accepting the many pleasures that life has to offer.

On The Road With Charles Kuralt by Charles Kuralt

On The Road With Charles Kuralt


Charles Kuralt's classic bestseller, now available on audio! On the Road with Charles Kuralt, featuring Charles Kuralt and an introduction by Wallace Kuralt.

The Mammoth Hunters by Jean M. Auel

The Mammoth Hunters


Jean M. Auel once again opens the doors of a time past to reveal an era of wonder and danger at dawn of modern man's race.