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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1986?


Events

  • 01 May 1986 Bill Elliott sets stock car speed record of 212.229 mph.
  • 02 May 1986 Dynamo Kiev wins 26th Europe Cup II.
  • 03 May 1986 New York Yankees' Don Mattingly is sixth to hit three sacrifice flies in a game.
  • 04 May 1986 President Babrak Karmal resigns as party leader of Afghanistan.
  • 06 May 1986 Donald E Pelotte becomes first native American bishop.
  • 07 May 1986 In Andreanof Islands, Alaska, a magnitude 7.9 earthquake occurs. Tsunami generated with observed wave heights up to 175 cm.
  • 08 May 1986 Óscar Arias is inaugurated into his first term as President of Costa Rica.
  • 11 May 1986 Muffin Spencer-Devlin wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic.
  • 12 May 1986 Bicycle is pedaled 65 mph
  • 14 May 1986 Institute for War documents publishes Anne Frank's complete diary.
  • 15 May 1986 Argentine ex-President Galtieri sentenced to 12 years.
  • 16 May 1986 Top Gun, premieres
  • 17 May 1986 Chicken Song by Spitting Image hit #1 on the UK pop chart
  • 18 May 1986 David Goch finishes swimming 55,682 miles in a 25-yard pool.
  • 20 May 1986 Flintstones 25th Anniversary Celebration airs on CBS-tv
  • 21 May 1986 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 22 May 1986 Cher called David Letterman an asshole on Late Night on NBC
  • 23 May 1986 US and West Europeans veto heavier sanctions against South Africa.
  • 24 May 1986 Reginald Huffstetler treds water for 985 hours.
  • 25 May 1986 30,000,000 watch Live Aid, a massive benefit concert
  • 26 May 1986 The European Community adopts the European flag.
  • 27 May 1986 Norway Showcase groundbreaking
  • 28 May 1986 Democratic Labor Party wins parliamentary election in Barbados.
  • 29 May 1986 59th National Spelling Bee: Jon Pennington wins spelling "odontalgia".
  • 30 May 1986 Bobby Rahal is first to average over 170 mph in the Indianapolis 500.

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Movies

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Down by Law

Down by Law

Release year: 1986

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

Starring: Tom Waits, John Lurie, Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi

Country: United States of America

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Release year: 1986

Directed by: John Hughes

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, Jeffrey Jones

Country: United States of America

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The Mission

The Mission

Release year: 1986

Directed by: Roland Joffé

Starring: Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons, Ray McAnally, Aidan Quinn

Country: United States of America

Aakhree Raasta

Aakhree Raasta

Release year: 1986

Directed by: Bhagyaraj

Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Sridevi, Jaya Prada, Om Shivpuri

Books

Which were the most popular books released in May 1986?
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When All You'Ve Ever Wanted Isn'T Enough by Harold S. Kushner

When All You'Ve Ever Wanted Isn'T Enough

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'There is no Answer but there are answers...' Rabbi Kushner's previous bestseller brought comfort to millions by helping them cope with life's shattering tragedies.

Seasons Of The Heart by Cynthia Freeman

Seasons Of The Heart

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Some spine creasing and wear. Front and back cover pages have corner creasing and all edges have smugging . Front inside page have initials, no other marks and intact.

The Handmaid'S Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid'S Tale

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In the world of the near future, who will control women's bodies?Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife

The Great Getty by Robert Lenzner

The Great Getty

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from former Secretary of the Treasury William E. Simon: "A riveting account of an enigmatic life and its turbulent aftermath. Lenzner leaves us spellbound by this man of many contradictions.

Break In by Dick Francis

Break In

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Steeplechase jockey Christmas "Kit" Fielding has had more than his share of close calls both on and off the course. But trouble hits close to home when a grudge between his