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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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Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut, Otto Wernicke

Country: United States of America

Watch Out for the Automobile

Watch Out for the Automobile

Directed by: Eldar Ryazanov

Starring: Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Oleg Efremov, Lyubov Dobrzhanskaya, Anatoliy Papanov

Pan's Labyrinth

Pan's Labyrinth

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro

Starring: Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil, Sergi López, Maribel Verdú

Country: United States of America

A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun

Directed by: Daniel Petrie

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee, Diana Sands

Country: United States of America

The Searchers

The Searchers

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in May 1986?
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Enter Talking by Joan Rivers with Richard Meryman

Enter Talking

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autographed with personalized inscription with plastic over hardback dust cover

Fatherhood by Bill Cosby

Fatherhood

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From one of America's most beloved funnymen comes a hilarious look at the lighter side of fatherhood. So, what is fatherhood...?It's

The Songs Of Distant Earth by Arthur C. Clarke

The Songs Of Distant Earth

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Thalassa was a paradise above the earth. Its beauty and vast resources seduce its inhabitants into a feeling of perfection. But then the Magellan arrives, carrying with it one million refugees

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.

The Triumph Of Politics by David A. Stockman

The Triumph Of Politics

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As Director of the Office of Management and Budget in the early 1980s, David Stockman was a chief architect of the Reagan Revolution—a bold plan to cut taxes and reduce the