September 1986 calendar

September 1986

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 1986?


  • 01 Sep 1986 Betsy King wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
  • 02 Sep 1986 Cathy Evelyn Smith sentenced to three years for death of John Belushi.
  • 03 Sep 1986 Astros and Cubs use a record 53 players in an 18 inning game
  • 04 Sep 1986 189.42 million shares traded in New York Stock Exchange
  • 05 Sep 1986 3rd MTV Awards: Whitney Houston wins
  • 06 Sep 1986 Attack on synagogue in Istanbul, 23 killed
  • 07 Sep 1986 100th US Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats Helena Sukova
  • 08 Sep 1986 Westinghouse sells Muzak
  • 09 Sep 1986 At the Palladium in Manhattan, New York, Compaq Computer introduces the Compaq Deskpro 386, the first 80386-based personal computer offered by a major computer manufacturer. The Model 40 features a 16 MHz Intel 80386 and 40 MB hard drive, for US$6449. The Model 130 has a 130 MB hard drive, for US$8799.
  • 10 Sep 1986 Bryan O'Connor named chairman of US Space Flight Safety Panel.
  • 11 Sep 1986 President Mubarak receives Israeli Premier Peres
  • 12 Sep 1986 240.49 million shares traded in New York Stock Exchange
  • 13 Sep 1986 Kellye Cash (Tenn), 21, crowned 60th Miss America 1987
  • 14 Sep 1986 Bomb attack in Paris, 2 killed
  • 15 Sep 1986 1st broadcast of LA Law on NBC-TV
  • 16 Sep 1986 Fire in Kinross gold mine, Transvaal South Africa, 177 killed
  • 17 Sep 1986 Bomb attack in Paris, 6 killed
  • 18 Sep 1986 Motorola announces the Motorola 68030 microprocessor. It incorporates about 300,000 transistors.
  • 19 Sep 1986 Captain EO with Michael Jackson premieres
  • 20 Sep 1986 Wichita State Shockers blow a 35-3 lead; lose 36-35 to Morehead State.
  • 21 Sep 1986 38th Emmy Awards: Golden Girls, Cagney and Lacey and Michael J Fox win
  • 22 Sep 1986 35 countries signs disarmament accord in Stockholm
  • 23 Sep 1986 Astro Jim Deshaies strikes out 1st 8 Dodger of game
  • 25 Sep 1986 Antonin Scalia appointed to Supreme Court
  • 26 Sep 1986 William Hubbs Rehnquist, sworn in as Chief Justice of Supreme Court
  • 27 Sep 1986 US Senate joins House of Representatives voting for sweeping tax reforms.
  • 28 Sep 1986 Tight end Brian Foster of RI catches NCAA record 18 passes for 327 yards
  • 29 Sep 1986 Airwolf, TV Adventure
  • 30 Sep 1986 US releases Soviet spy Gennadiy Zakharov.
  • 05 Sep 1986 Pan Am Flight 73 from Mumbai, India with 358 people on board is hijacked at Karachi International Airport.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Venusyoutube
  2. - Take My Breath Away (Love Theme From Top Gun)
  3. - Stuck With You
  4. - Dancing On The Ceiling
  5. - Friends And Lovers

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Don't Leave Me This Way
  2. - I Want To Wake Up With You
  3. - We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off
  4. - So Macho / Cruising
  5. - Rage Hard


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in September 1986?

A Matter Of Honor by Jeffrey Archer

A Matter Of Honor


It appears innocent enough. It is a letter that a disgraced British colonel leaves to his only son. Adam Scott opened the yellowing envelope and set into motion.

The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat by Oliver Sacks

The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat


The MAN WHO MISTOOK HIS WIFE FOR A HAT is a collection of twenty-four of Oliver Sacks’ most beloved and fascinating case studies.

Necessary Losses by Judith Viorst

Necessary Losses



The Bourne Supremacy by Robert Ludlum

The Bourne Supremacy


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - Reenter the dark world of Jason Bourne. An expert assassin still haunted by the splintered nightmares from his past life.

Roger'S Version by John Updike

Roger'S Version


Roger Lambert tells it like this: He, a middle-aged professor in divinity, is buttonholed by Dale Kohler (an earnest young computer scientist who believes there is quantifiable evidence that God exists).