October 1986 calendar

October 1986
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  

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

history

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

Famous Birthday

Famous Deaths

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
Watch popular movies, TV series and live events, start your 30-day free trial

Stand by Me

Stand by Me

Release year: 1986

Directed by: Rob Reiner

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

Country: United States of America

Stand by Me memorabilia

Hoosiers

Hoosiers

Release year: 1986

Directed by: David Anspaugh

Starring: Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Hopper, Sheb Wooley

Country: United States of America

From Beyond

From Beyond

Release year: 1986

Directed by: Stuart Gordon

Starring: Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Ted Sorel, Ken Foree

The Fringe Dwellers

The Fringe Dwellers

Release year: 1986

Directed by: Bruce Beresford

Starring: Kristina Nehm, Justine Saunders, Bob Maza, Kylie Belling

Books

Which were the most popular books released in October 1986?
Unlimited books on any devices, try your first month free

Last Of The Breed by Louis L'Amour

Last Of The Breed

By:

“For sheer adventure L’Amour is in top form.”—Kirkus Reviews Here is the kind of authentically detailed epic novel that has become Louis L’Amour’s hallmark.

James Herriot'S Dog Stories by James Herriot

James Herriot'S Dog Stories

By:

In this very special, heart-warming collection of favorite stories about dogs great and small, James Herriot tells us about his own dogs and all the wonderful people and animals we have

The Beet Queen by Louise Erdrich

The Beet Queen

By:

On a spring morning in 1932, young Karl and Mary Adare arrive by boxcar in Argus, North Dakota. After being orphaned in a most peculiar way, they seek refuge in the

Eisenhower At War 1943-1945 by David Eisenhower

Eisenhower At War 1943-1945

By:

Eisenhower: At War 1943-1945, by Eisenhower, David

The Bourne Supremacy by Robert Ludlum

The Bourne Supremacy

By:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Reenter the shadowy world of Jason Bourne, an expert assassin still plagued by the splintered nightmares of his former life.