What happened in 1986

Ronald Reagan is President and George H. W. Bush is Vice President >Go to 1987

In the News 1986
The Space Shuttle Challenger explodes.
The Iran-Contra affair is exposed.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is observed for the first time.
Hands across America.
The Statue of Liberty is reopened.
Entertainment in 1986
Out of Africa wins Best Picture Oscar.
William Hurt wins Best Actor Oscar.
Geraldine Page wins Best Actress Oscar.
Say You Say Me wins Best Song Oscar.
Record of the Year is We Are the World by USA for Africa.
Album of the Year is No Jacket Required by Phil Collins.
Sports in 1986
The Chicago Bears defeat The New England Patriots in Superbowl XX.
The The New York Mets win The World Series.
The Boston Celtics win the NBA Championship.
The Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup.
Bill Buckner errs in game 6 of The World Series.
At age 20 Mike Tyson knocks-out Trevor Berbick.
At age 46 Jack Nicklaus wins The Masters.
Dale Earnhardt is NASCAR champion.
Bobby Rahal wins the Indy 500.
Roger Clemons strikes out 20 in 9.
Len Bias O.D.s.