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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1986?


Events

  • 01 Oct 1986 U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs the Goldwater-Nichols Act into law, making official the largest reorganization of the United States Department of Defense since the Air Force was made a separate branch of service in 1947.
  • 02 Oct 1986 Failed assassination attempt on India Premier Rajiv Gandhi
  • 03 Oct 1986 Baltimore loses assuring Orioles of their 1st last-place finish
  • 04 Oct 1986 New York Yank Dave Righetti saves doubleheader for then record 46 saves
  • 05 Oct 1986 London Sunday Times reports Israel is stocking nuclear arms.
  • 06 Oct 1986 Russian nuclear sub sinks in Atlantic Ocean
  • 07 Oct 1986 1st edition British newspaper Independent begins publishing
  • 08 Oct 1986 RUN DMC calls for a day of peace among LA street gangs
  • 09 Oct 1986 Phantom of the Opera premeires in London
  • 10 Oct 1986 7.5 Earthquake strikes San Salvador, El Salvador
  • 11 Oct 1986 Reagan and Gorbachev open talks at a summit in Reykjavik, Iceland
  • 12 Oct 1986 California Angels, within one pitch of pennant victory lose to Boston Red Sox.
  • 13 Oct 1986 20th Country Music Association Award
  • 14 Oct 1986 IOC decides to stagger Winter and Summer Olympic schedule
  • 15 Oct 1986 Longest post-season game, New York Mets beat Houston Astros 7-6 in 16 innings and win National League pennant.
  • 16 Oct 1986 Raggedy Ann opens at Nederlander Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 17 Oct 1986 Yitzak Rabin forms Israeli government
  • 19 Oct 1986 Flamenco Puro opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 40 performances
  • 20 Oct 1986 Tupolev-134 crashes in Southern Africa
  • 21 Oct 1986 IBM re-forms in South Africa
  • 22 Oct 1986 Into the Light opens at Neil Simon Theater NYC for 6 performances
  • 24 Oct 1986 Great Britain drops diplomatic relations with Syria
  • 25 Oct 1986 Trailing 5-3 with 2 out and no one on in bottom of 10th, New York rallies to win Game 6 of the World Series, 6-5, Bill Buckner misplays a ball
  • 26 Oct 1986 Into the Light closes at Neil Simon Theater NYC after 6 performances
  • 27 Oct 1986 New York Mets beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 83rd World Series
  • 28 Oct 1986 KOB-AM in Albuquerque NM changes call letters to KKOB
  • 29 Oct 1986 Kirk Muller scores New Jersey Devil record 6 point, beat Penguins, 8-6
  • 30 Oct 1986 Discovery moves to OPF where more than 200 modification are made

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Prestige

The Prestige

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Caine

Country: United States of America

Stand by Me

Stand by Me

Directed by: Rob Reiner

Starring: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell

Country: United States of America

Through a Glass Darkly

Through a Glass Darkly

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Harriet Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand, Max von Sydow, Lars Passgård

Country: United States of America

Persona

Persona

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Margaretha Krook, Gunnar Björnstrand

Country: United States of America

Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, Molly Picon

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in October 1986?
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A Cast Of Killers by Sidney D. Kirkpatrick

A Cast Of Killers

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On February 1, 1922, the distinguished silent-film director William Desmond Taylor was shot to death in his Los Angeles bungalow by an unknown assailant.

The Good Mother by Sue Miller

The Good Mother

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Recently divorced, Anna Dunlap has two passionate attachments: her daughter, four-year-old Molly, and her lover, Leo, the man who makes her feel beautiful -- and sexual -- for the first time.

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 Mammoth Hunters by Jean M. Auel

The Mammoth Hunters

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Once again Jean M. Auel opens the door of a time long past to reveal an age of wonder and danger at the dawn of the modern human race.

Foundation And Earth by Isaac Asimov

Foundation And Earth

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The fifth novel in Asimov's popular Foundation series opens with second thoughts. Councilman Golan Trevize is wondering if he was right to choose a collective mind as the best possible future