1986 in History
January 1 Aruba becomes independent from neighbor island Curaeao
January 1 Barbra Striesand and Jon Peters relationship breaks up
January 1 International Peace Year begins
January 1 Iowa's All-American running back, Ronnie Harmon, fumbles the ball 4 times in his last game at the Rose Bowl
January 1 New York City transit fare rises from 90 cents to $1.00
January 1 Oklahoma wins Orange Bowl for college football championship
January 1 Spain and Portugal are 11th and 12th to join European Economic Community
January 2 191.66 million shares traded in New York Stock Exchange
January 2 New York Islander, Mike Bossy, scores his 500th goal
January 4 David Boon's second Test century, 131 vs. India at Adelaide
January 4 NCAA basketball's David Robinson blocks a record 14 shots
January 6 British Defense Secretary Michael Heseltine resigns
January 6 Impala Platinum fires 20,000 black mine workers in Johannesburg
January 6 Last day in Test cricket for Bob Holland
January 6 STS-61-C scrubbed at T-31sec because of liquid oxygen valve problem
January 7 Netherlands Bank issues 250 guilder notes
January 7 STS-61-C mission scrubbed at T -9m because of weather problems
January 7 U.S. president Reagan proclaims economic sanctions against Libya
January 8 Willie McCovey is 16th elected to Hall of Fame in his 1st year
January 9 New York Islanders greatest shutout margin (9-0) vs Pittsburgh Penguins
January 10 Palau signs Compact of Free Association with U.S.
January 10 STS-61-C mission scrubbed T -9m because of bad weather at Kennedy
January 11 1st black lt Governor since reconstruction sworn in (Douglas Wilder of Va)
January 12 24th space shuttle (61-C) mission-Columbia 7-launched
January 12 Chicago Blackhawks Denis Savard scores at 4 seconds of 3rd period
January 13 NCCA institutes eligibility requirements based on college exams
January 13 South Yemen President Ali Nasser Mohammed's bodyguard shoots opponents
January 14 Constitution of Guatemala takes effect
January 14 Vinicio Cerezo becomes only 2nd freely elected president of Guatemala since CIA-sponsored coup in 1954
January 15 Living Seas opens at Epcot
January 16 Police arrested 3 IRA-terrorists in Amsterdam
January 17 Tim Witherspoon beats Tony Tubbs in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
January 18 24th Space Shuttle (61-C) Mission-Columbia 7-returns to Earth
January 18 AIDS charity record "That's What Friends are For," hits #1
January 18 New York Lotto pays $30.5 million to one winner (#s are 19-20-27-34-41-46)
January 19 Cerebral Palsy telethon
January 19 Israeli premier Simon Peres visits Netherlands
January 19 Spain recognizes Israel
January 20 1st federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 20 Chunnel announced (railroad tunnel under Canal)
January 20 Military coup in Lesotho under general-major Lekhanya and premier Leabua Jonathan
January 21 100 participate in Nude Olympics race in 38 degrees F (3 degrees C), Indiana
January 21 Allison J Brown, 17, of Oklahoma, crowned 4th Miss Teen USA
January 21 Bomb attack in East-Beirut, 27 killed
January 22 Ghorbanifar 1st suggests diversion of cash to contras, says North
January 23 1st induction of Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame (Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Domino, Everly Bros, B Holly, J L Lewis and Elvis Presley)
January 23 Columbia returns to Kennedy Space Center via Davis-Monthan AFB
January 23 "Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood" opens at Ritz Theater New York City for 13 performances
January 24 43th Golden Globes: Whoopi Goldberg, Color Purple win
January 24 New York Islander Mike Bossy scores his 1,000th point
January 24 South Yemen Premier Haydar Bakr al-Attas becomes interim-president
January 24 Voyager 2 makes 1st fly-by of Uranus (81,593 km), finds new moons
January 25 General Tito Okello's government flees Kampala Uganda
January 26 Hein Vergeer becomes European skating champ
January 26 Superbowl XX: Chicago Bears beat New England Patriots, 46-10 in New Orleans Superbowl MVP: Richard Dent, Chicago, DE
January 26 Val Skinner wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic
January 26 Yoweri Museveni's rebel army conquerors Kampala Uganda
January 27 13th American Music Award: Whitney Houston, Huey Lewis and C Gayle
January 28 Angolan Unity Leader Jonas Savimbi visits Washington, D.C.
January 28 Space Shuttle Challenger 10 explodes 73 sec after liftoff
January 28 "Uptown... It's Hot!" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City for 24 performances
January 29 193.8 million shares traded in New York Stock Exchange
January 29 Yoweri Museveni sworn in as president of Uganda
January 31 Mary Lund of Minn, is 1st female recipient of an artificial heart
February 1 KHJ-AM in Los Angeles, California changes call letters to KRTH
February 1 Singer Diana Ross marries Norwegian businessman Arne Naess in Switzerland
February 2 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic
February 2 Dalai Lama meets Pope John Paul II in India
February 2 "Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood" closes at Ritz New York City after 13 performances
February 2 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 28-24
February 2 Oscar Arias Sanchez elected president of Costa Rica
February 3 President Reagan announces formation of Commission on Challenger Accident
February 4 38th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 4-3 (OT) at Hartford
February 4 Israeli fighters intercept Libyan passenger plane
February 5 Corazon Aquino and Ferdinand Marcos appear on "Nightline"
February 6 New Jersey Devil Peter McNab becomes 42nd NHLer to score 350 goals
February 7 Haiti's President-for-Life Jean-Claude Duvalier flees to France Henri Namphy becomes leader of Haiti
February 7 Philippine Corazon Aquino defeats incumbent dictator Ferdinand Marcos but fraudulent returns gave the election to Marcos
February 7 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Debi Thomas
February 8 5' 7" Spud Webb of Atlanta Hawks wins NBA Slam Dunk Competition
February 8 U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Brian Boitano
February 9 36th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 139-132 at Dallas
February 9 Halley's Comet reaches 30th perihelion (closest approach to Sun)
February 9 Haydar Bakr al-Attas appointed president of South Yemen
February 9 Marvin Johnson wins record 3rd time, light heavyweight boxing title
February 9 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic
February 9 Tomb of Tutanchamon's treasurer Maya found in Egypt
February 9 West German team swims world record 4x200 m freestyle (7:05.17)
February 10 "John Lennon: Live in New York City" album is released
February 11 Activist Anatoly Scharansky released by U.S.S.R., leaves country
February 11 Australia beat India 2-0 to win the World Series Cup
February 11 Iran begins Fajr-8 offensive against Iraq
February 12 1st-class cricket debut of Curtly Ambrose, Leeward Is vs. Guyana
February 15 44,180 largest NBA crowd to date - Philadelphia at Detroit
February 15 Ferdinand Marcos wins rigged Philippines presidential election
February 16 French air force bombs Ouadi Doum airport in Chad
February 16 Hein Vergeer becomes world champion skater
February 16 Karlstad skates world record 10 km (14:12.14)
February 16 Mario Soares (Socialist) elected Portugal's 1st civilian president
February 16 "Uptown... It's Hot!" closes at Lunt-Fontanne New York City after 24 performances
February 17 1st Francophone Summit convenes at Versailles
February 17 Howard Stern radio show returns to New York City morning radio on WXRK 92.3 FM
February 17 Johnson and Johnson announces it no longer sell capsule drugs
February 17 Libyan bombers attack N'djamena Airport in Chad
February 18 San Antonio's Alvin Robertson scores NBA 2nd quadruple double-20 pts, 11 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 steals against Phoenix
February 19 Jordanian King Hussein severs ties with PLO
February 19 U.S. Senate ratifies UN's anti-genocide convention 37 years later
February 19 U.S.S.R. launches Mir space station into Earth orbit
February 20 Los Angeles Dodger Orel Hershiser is 1st to win a $1M salary by arbitration
February 20 Mike Tyson sexually harasses a woman in Albany, New York
February 21 AIDS patient Ryan White returns to classes at Western Middle School
February 21 Tennis star Jimmy Connors fined $20,000 and suspended for 10 weeks
February 23 Despite losing, Red Sox Wade Boggs gets largest arbitration ($1.35M)
February 23 Mary Beth Zimmerman wins LPGA Standard Register/Samaritan Golf Classic
February 23 Nelli Fiere-Cooman runs world record 60 m indoor (7.00 sec)
February 24 Texas Air buys Eastern Airlines for $676 million
February 24 Voyager 2, 1st Uranus flyby
February 25 28th Grammy Awards: We Are the World, Sade, Phil Collins wins
February 25 Corazon Aquino becomes president of Philippines, Marcos flees
February 25 Iran conquerors Iraq peninsula Fao
February 25 Thousands of Egyptian military police riot, destroy 2 luxury hotel
February 26 Evert van Benthem wins 14th Frisian 11-Cities skating race (6:55:16)
February 28 European Economic Community sign "Special Act" for Europe free trade
February 28 Peter Uberroth suspended 7 baseball players for 1 year, after they admitted in Curtis Strong's trial in September, they used drugs
March 2 1st million-dollar purse for a handicap race won at Santa Anita
March 2 Mary Beth Zimmerman wins Uniden LPGA Golf Invitational
March 2 Protesters try to stop Land Rover motor company being sold to U.S.
March 4 Border completes twin Test tons (140 and 114*) vs. New Zealand
March 5 "Today" tabloid launched (Britain's 1st national color newspaper)
March 6 Ken Ludwig's "Lend me a Tenor," premieres in London
March 6 U.S.S.R.'s Vega 1 flies by Halley's Comet at 8,889 km
March 7 South Africa emergency crisis in Brabant and Limburg ends
March 7 Wayne Gretzky breaks own NHL season record with 136th assist
March 8 4 French TV crew members are abducted in Beirut Lebanon
March 8 Japanese probe Suisei passes Halley's Comet at 109,800 km
March 8 Martina Navratilova is 1st tennis player to earn $10 million
March 9 16th Easter Seal Telethon raises $30,100,000
March 9 Juli Inkster wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
March 9 NASA announces searchers found remains of Challenger astronauts
March 9 Soviet probe Vega 2 flies by Halley's Comet at 8,030 km
March 10 Ernie Lombardi, NL MVP in 1938, and Bobby Doerr, elected to Hall of Fame
March 11 1 million days since traditional foundation of Rome, 4/21/753 BC
March 11 12th People's Choice Awards
March 11 187.27 million shares traded in New York Stock Exchange
March 11 Islander Mike Bossy, 1st NHLer to score 50 goals in 9 straight seasons
March 11 Japanese probe Sakigake flies by Halley's Comet at 6.8 million km
March 11 NFL adopts instant replay rule
March 12 210.25 million shares traded in New York Stock Exchange
March 12 Susan Butcher wins 1,158 mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race
March 13 Soyuz T-15 carries 2 cosmonauts to Soviet space station Mir
March 14 European Space Agency's Giotto flies by Halley's Comet (605 km)
March 15 Funeral services held for Swedish Prime Minister Olaf Palme
March 16 Chris Johnson wins LPGA GNA/Glendale Federal Golf Classic
March 17 Haemers gang robs gold transport in Belgium of 35 million BF
March 18 Exciting draw in final gives NSW the Sheffield Shield over Qld
March 18 Treasury Department announces plans to alter paper money
March 20 228 KPH gust of wind strikes Cairngorm (U.K. record)
March 20 Jacques Chirac forms French government
March 21 199.22 million shares traded in New York Stock Exchange
March 21 Kania skates ladies world record 500 m (39.52 sec) and 3 km (4:18.02)
March 21 Pittsburgh Associates buy Pittsburgh Pirates for $218 million
March 22 Ehrig skates ladies world record 5 km (7:20.99)
March 22 HBO launches boxing's heavyweight-title-unification-tournament
March 22 Heart's "These Dreams," single goes #1
March 22 Ice Pairs Championship at Geneva won by Gordeeva and Grinkov (URS)
March 22 Kania skates ladies world record 1500m (1:59.30)
March 22 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Geneva won by Debi Thomas (USA)
March 22 Trevor Berbick beats Pinklon Thomas in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
March 23 6th Golden Raspberry Awards: Rambo: First Blood Part II wins
March 23 Heavyweight Trevor Berbick KOs Pinklon Thomas
March 23 Penny Pulz wins LPGA Circle K Tucson Golf Open
March 24 58th Academy Awards - "Out of Africa," William Hurt and G Page win
March 24 NASA publishes "Strategy for Safely Returning the Space Shuttle to Flight Status"
March 24 Suriname army Captain Etienne Boerenveen arrested for cocaine smuggling
March 24 U.S. and Libya clash in Gulf of Sidra
March 25 Kurt Browning (Canada) becomes 1st skater to land a quadruple jump
March 25 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Geneva won by Brian Boitano (USA)
March 25 Supreme Court rules Air Force could ban wearing of yarmulkes
March 26 Geffen records signs Guns and Roses
March 27 Disney-MGM Studio Tour ground breaking
March 28 Extremist Sikhs kill 13 hindus in Ludhiana India
March 28 John N. McMahon, ends term as deputy director of CIA
March 29 Beatle records officially go on sale in Russia
March 30 5th NCAA Women Basketball Championship: Texas beats Southern California 97-81
March 30 "Tango Argentino" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 198 performances
March 31 167 die when Mexicana Airlines Boeing 727 crashes
March 31 48th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Louisville beats Duke 72-69
March 31 English Hampton Court palace destroyed by fire, 1 dead
April 1 Delhi beat Haryana by innings and 141 to win Ranji Trophy
April 1 U.S. submarine Nathaniel Green runs aground in Irish Sea
April 1 World oil prices dip below $10 a barrel
April 2 4 U.S. passengers killed by bomb at TWA counter Athens Airport Greece
April 2 George Corley Wallace, Governor, Democrat, Alabama, announces retirement plans
April 2 NCAA adopts 3-point basketball rule (19 feet 9 inch distance)
April 3 U.S. national debt hits $2,000,000,000,000
April 4 Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record with 213th point of season
April 5 Record for a throw-and-return boomerang toss is set (121m)
April 5 U.S. soldier and Turkish woman killed in West Berlin disco bombing
April 6 15th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Pat Bradley
April 6 Soccer ball juggled non-stop for 14:14 hours
April 7 Wrestlemania II at 3 locations, Hulk Hogan beats King Kong Bundy
April 8 Clint Eastwood elected mayor of Carmel, California
April 9 "Dallas" announces it will revive killed Bobby Ewing character
April 10 Benazir Bhutto returns to Pakistan
April 10 "Big Deal" opens at Broadway Theater New York City for 70 performances
April 10 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
April 11 A Canadain 1921 50 cent piece auctioned in New York City for $22,000
April 11 Dodge Morgan sailed solo nonstop around world in 150 days
April 11 Halley's Comet makes closest approach to Earth this trip, 63 M km
April 11 KXA-AM in Seattle, Washington changes call letters to KRPM
April 12 20,000 mine workers protest closing of Hasselt Belgium mines
April 13 50th Golf Masters Championship: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 279
April 13 Boston Celtics end season with a 40-1 home win record
April 13 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic
April 13 Pope John Paul II met Rome's Chief Rabbi Elio Toaff at Rome synagogue
April 13 Spanish Grand Prix decided by 0.014 of a second
April 14 21st Academy of Country Music Awards: G Strait, Alabama, R McEntire
April 14 Desmond Tutu elected Anglican archbishop of Capetown
April 14 Double-decker ferry sinks in stormy weather in Bangladesh killing 200
April 14 U.S. aircraft attacks 5 terrorist locations in Libya
April 15 U.S. air raids Libya, responding to La Belle disco, Berlin bombing
April 15 Viv Richards century off 56 balls vs. England in Antigua Test Cricket
April 16 To dispel rumors he's dead, Moammar Gadhafi appears on TV
April 16 West Indies complete 5-0 demolition of England
April 17 IBM produces 1st megabit-chip
April 17 Netherlands and Scilly Islands sign peace treaty (war of 1651)
April 17 Pulitzer prize awarded to Larry McMurtry for "Lonesome Dove"
April 18 Robert M. Gates, becomes deputy director of CIA
April 18 Titan rocket explodes seconds after liftoff from Vandenberg AFB
April 19 Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
April 20 "Jerry's Girls" closes at St. James Theater New York City after 139 performances
April 20 Michael Johnson sets NBA playoff record with 63 points in a game
April 20 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
April 20 Vladimir Horowitz performs in his Russian homeland
April 21 15th Boston Women's Marathon won by I Kristiansen of Norway in 2:24:55
April 21 90th Boston Marathon won by Rob de Castella of Australia in 2:07:51
April 21 Bob Hering sets Formula One power boat record (165.338 mph, Ariz)
April 21 Geraldo Rivera opens Al Capone's vault on TV and finds nothing
April 22 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
April 23 Grand Floridian Beach Resort groundbreaking
April 23 Madrid-Nelli Cooman runs world record 60m indoor (7 sec)
April 25 ETA bomb attacks Madrid killing 5
April 26 Actor/body builder Arnold Schwarzenegger weds newscaster Maria Shriver
April 26 Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Marshall Holman
April 26 France performs nuclear test
April 26 Game between Angels and Twins delayed for 9 minutes by strong winds
April 26 Worst nuclear disaster, 4th reactor at Chernobyl U.S.S.R. explodes, 31 die
April 27 Captain Midnight (John R. MacDougall) interrupts HBO
April 27 Pat Bradley wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
April 27 "Sweet Charity" opens at Minskoff Theater New York City for 368 performances
April 28 Chernobyl, U.S.S.R. site of world's worst nuclear power plant disaster
April 29 800,000 books destroyed by fire in Los Angeles Central Library
April 29 Boston Red Sox Roger Clemens strikes out 20 Seattle Mariners
April 30 Ashrita Furman peformed 8,341 somersaults over 12 miles
April 30 Mariners strike out 16 times, set record of 36 in 2 consecutive games
May 1 Bill Elliott sets stock car speed record of 212.229 mph
May 1 Tass reports Chernobyl nuclear power plant mishap
May 1 Will Stegers expedition reaches North Pole
May 2 Dynamo Kiev wins 26th Europe Cup II
May 2 Transportation Expo 86 opens in Vancouver
May 3 112th Kentucky Derby: Bill Shoemaker aboard Ferdinand wins in 2:02.8
May 3 Air Lanka crashes, killing 22
May 3 Cubs 3rd baseman Ron Cey hits his 300th and 301st home run
May 3 NASA launches Goes-G, it failed to achieve orbit
May 3 New York Yankee Don Mattingly is 6th to hit 3 sacrifice flies in a game
May 4 President Babrak Karmal resigns as party leader of Afghanistan
May 5 Hall of Fame and Museum announced to be built in Cleveland
May 6 Berlin: Real Madrid wins 15th UEFA Cup
May 6 Donald E. Pelotte becomes 1st native American bishop
May 6 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
May 7 Bucharest wins 31st Europe Cup I
May 7 Phillies outfielder Garry Maddox, retires
May 10 "Rock Me Amadeus," by Falco hit #1 on U.K. pop chart
May 10 Tommy Lee, drummer of Motley Crue, marries Heather Locklear
May 11 Muffin Spencer-Devlin wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
May 12 Bicycle is pedaled 65 mph
May 12 Fred Markham (U.S.), unpaced and unaided by wind, is 1st to pedal 65 mph on a level course, Big Sand Flat, California
May 12 President Reagan appoints Dr. James C Fletcher NASA Administrator
May 14 Institute for War documents publishes Anne Franks complete diary
May 14 Reggie Jackson hit his 537th home run passing Mickey Mantle into 6th place
May 15 Argentine ex-president Galtieri sentenced to 12 years
May 16 Bobby Ewing (Patrick Duffy) comes back from dead on Dallas
May 16 Joaquin Balaguers PRSC wins Dominican Rep parliamentary election
May 16 South African President P W Botha sends Coetsee to visit Mandela
May 16 "Top Gun," premieres
May 17 112th Preakness: Alex Solis aboard Snow Chief wins in 1:54.8
May 17 "Chicken Song" by Spitting Image hit #1 on the U.K. pop chart
May 18 Becky Pearson wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic
May 18 Chung Kwung Ying did 2,750 "atomic" hand-stand push-ups
May 18 Chung Kwung Ying did 2,750 atomic hand-stand push-ups
May 18 David Goch finishes swimming 55,682 miles in a 25-yd pool
May 18 "Singin' in the Rain" closes at Gershwin Theater New York City after 367 performances
May 18 South African army occupies Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia
May 19 Anti-apartheid activist Helene Pastoors sentenced to 10 years in South Africa
May 20 Christy Fichtner, 23, (Texas), crowned 35th Miss USA
May 20 Flintstones 25th Anniversary Celebration airs on CBS-tv
May 21 Atlanta Brave Rafael Ramirez hits 4 doubles in a game
May 21 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
May 22 Cher called David Letterman an asshole on Late Night on NBC
May 23 U.S. and West Europeans veto heavier sanctions against South Africa
May 24 Country Singer Garth Brooks marries Sandy
May 24 Margaret Thatcher becomes 1st British Prime Minister to visit Israel
May 24 Reginald Huffstetler trode water for 985 hours
May 24 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Calgary Flames, 4 games to 1
May 25 30,000,000 watch "Live Aid," a massive benefit concert
May 25 95-year-old woman scores a hole-in-one in Florida
May 25 Ferry boat Shamia sinks on Maghna River Bangladesh, 600 killed
May 25 Hands Across America - 6 million people hold hands from California to New York
May 25 Kansas City Royal George Brett gets his 2,000th hit
May 25 Laurie Rinker wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
May 25 Virgilio Barco elected president of Colombia
May 27 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
May 27 Norway Showcase groundbreaking
May 27 President Reagan orderes 2 Poseidon-class submarines be dismantled
May 28 Democratic Labor Party wins parliamentary election in Barbados
May 28 White Sox Joe Cowley sets record striking out 1st 7 Rangers he faces
May 29 59th National Spelling Bee: Jon Pennington wins spelling odontalgia
May 30 Ariane-2 (ESA) launched
May 30 Bobby Rahal is 1st to avg over 170 mph in Indianapolis 500
May 30 France performs nuclear test
June 1 32nd LPGA Championship won by Pat Bradley
June 1 40th Tony Awards: I'm Not Rappaport and Mystery of Edwin Drood win
June 2 New York City transit system issues a new brass with steel bullseye token
June 2 Regular TV coverage of U.S. Senate sessions begins
June 3 Battles in Beirut; 53 killed
June 4 Jonathan Pollard, spy for Israel, pleads guilty in U.S. court
June 5 San Diego Padre Steve Garvey ejected for 1st time
June 6 Jurgen Schull sets world discus record, 74.07 m
June 6 Kathy Ormsby, a 21-year-old member of North Carolina State track team jumps off a bridge permanently paralyzing herself
June 7 118th Belmont: Chris McCarron aboard Danzig Connect wins in 2:29.8
June 7 56th French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats M Navratilova (26 63 63)
June 7 Air Supply guitarist Graham Russell weds Jodi Varble
June 7 Madonna's "Live to Tell," single goes #1
June 7 Pirates draft 3rd baseman Jeff King #1
June 8 40th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Hous Rockets, 4 games to 2
June 8 56th French Mens Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats Mikael Pernfors (63 62 64)
June 8 Alleged Nazi Kurt Waldheim elected President of Austria
June 8 "Big Deal" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 70 performances
June 8 Juli Inkster wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
June 8 Longest 9 inning AL game (4h16m), Baltimore Orioles beat Yankees 18-9
June 9 20th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers and Loretta Lynn
June 9 Angel Don Sutton (298 wins) beats White Sox Tom Seaver (306 wins) 3-0
June 9 Dow Jones-index hits record 45.71 points
June 9 Rogers Comm report on Challenger disaster blames Morton Thiokol
June 10 A. Bartlett Giamatti becomes president of baseball's NL
June 11 Amnesty International megaconcert
June 11 "Blacke's Magic," last airs on NBC-TV
June 12 P. W. Botha declares South African national emergency
June 13 President Reagan criticizes South African state of emergency
June 13 Steve Garvey 1st ejection from a game, after Atlanta's triple-play
June 15 86th U.S. Golf Open: Ray Floyd shoots a 279 at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club New York
June 15 Juli Inkster wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
June 15 Pravda announces high-level Chernobyl staff fired for stupidity
June 15 Raymond Floyd wins U.S. Open golf tournament
June 16 1 day general strike in South Africa
June 17 Chief Justice Warren Earl Burger resigns Antonin Scalia nominated
June 18 52 die in plane and helicopter collision over Grand Canyon
June 18 De Havilland Twin Otter and Bell 206 helicopter collide, kills 25
June 18 Don Sutton becomes 19th pitcher to win 300 games
June 18 Heike Friedrich swims female world record 200m freestyle (1:57.55)
June 18 Papua New Guinea score 9-455 in 60 overs vs. Gibraltar, ICC Trophy
June 19 Argentina beats West Germany 3-2 in soccer's 13th World Cup
June 20 Doctors at Bethesda Naval remove 2 small benign polyps from Reagan's colon
June 20 Jim Fregosi replaces Tony LaRussa as White Sox manager
June 21 Bo Jackson, Heisman Trophy winner, singns with Kansas City Royals
June 21 Heike Drechsler of East Germany long jumps 7.45 m (women's record)
June 21 "Living on Video" by Trans-X peaks at #61
June 21 President Reagan gives speech defending his judicial appointments
June 21 "Vienna Calling" by Falco peaks at #18
June 22 Judy Dickinson wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
June 22 Spain's premier Gonzalez' Socialist Party wins elections
June 23 Pedro Morales swims world record 100m butterfly (52.84)
June 23 Tip O'Neill, Representative-D-Massachusetts, refuses to let Reagan address House
June 24 Guy Hunt elected 1st Republican governor of Alabama in 112 years
June 24 U.S. Senate approves tax reform
June 25 Former Belgium premier Vanden Boeynants sentenced for fraud
June 25 Phillies give Steve Carlton, 41, his unconditional release
June 26 South African journalist Zwelakhe Sisulu arrested
June 27 Anne White shocks Wimbledon by wearing only a body stocking
June 27 In referendum, Irish uphold ban on divorce
June 27 Robby Thompson (SF) sets record, caught stealing 4 times in 1 game
June 27 San Francisco Giant Robby Thompson is caught stealing record 4 times
June 27 U.S. informs New Zealand it will not defend it against attack
June 27 World Court rules U.S. aid to Nicaraguan contras illegal
June 28 Kenneth and Nellie Pike challenge Alabama Dem runoff win by AG C Graddick
June 29 Argentina becomes world champion soccer team (3-2 against W-Germany)
June 29 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
June 29 Sparky Anderson is 1st to win 600 games as manager in both leagues
June 30 Georgia sodomy law upheld by Supreme Court (5-4)
July 2 After 14 wins, Roger Clemens suffer his 1st loss of year
July 2 General strike against Pinochet regime in Chile
July 2 Supreme Court upholds affirmative action in 2 rulings
July 3 Kuwait's National Assembly (Majlis al Umma) dissolves
July 3 President Reagan presided over relighting of renovated Statue of Liberty
July 5 93rd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats H Mandlikova (76 63)
July 5 Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway sets 10K woman's record (30:13.74)
July 5 Nancy Reagan cuts red, white and blue ribbon; reopens Statue of Liberty
July 5 Statue of Liberty is reopened after it is refurbished
July 6 100th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Boris Becker beats Ivan Lendl (64 63 75)
July 6 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Mazda Hall of Fame Golf Championship
July 6 Bob Horner becomes 11th player to hit 4 home runs in a game
July 6 Ex-minister Arturo Tolentino failed coup in Philippines
July 6 Premier Nakasones Liberal Democr Party wins Japan's election
July 7 IBM-PC DOS Version 3.2 (updated) released
July 7 It is reported Boy George is being treated for heroin addiction
July 7 Jordan government shuts al-Fatah offices
July 7 Supreme Court struck down Gramm-Rudman deficit-reduction law
July 7 U.S. actress Deborah Hunter marries actor Michael Tylo
July 8 Farthest thrown object-an "Aerobie" flying ring, 383 m (1,257')
July 8 NASA establishes Safety, Reliability Maintain and Quality Assurance
July 8 Zimbabwe beats Netherlands by 25 runs to win ICC Trophy
July 9 Atlanta's Dale Murphy doesn't play ending consecutive streak at 740
July 9 Padres trade pitcher Tim Stoddard to Yankees for pitcher Ed Whitson
July 11 Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway runs 10,000 m in world record 30:13.74
July 11 Maricica Puica of Romania runs 2,000 m in 5:28.69 (record for women)
July 11 Mary Beth Whitehead christens surrogate Baby M, Sara
July 14 10 killed and 60 injured at ETA-bomb attack in Madrid
July 14 2nd government of Lubbers sworn in
July 14 41st U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Jane Geddes
July 14 Motley Crue's Vince Neil begins 30 day sentence for vehicular homicide
July 14 NASA's plan to implement recommendations of Rogers commission
July 14 Paul McCartney releases "Press"
July 14 Richard W. Miller became 1st FBI agent convicted of espionage
July 14 Shalamar's Howard Hewett acquitted in Miami of drug charges
July 15 57th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-2 at Astrodome, Houston
July 15 All star MVP: Roger Clemens of the Boston Red Sox
July 17 Emmy 13th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 7th time
July 18 115th British Golf Open: Greg Norman shoots a 280 at Turnberry Scotld
July 18 Royals announce manager Dick Howser, 50, has a brain tumor
July 18 Videotapes released showing Titanic's sunken remains
July 19 Caroline Kennedy (28) marries Edwin Schlossberg (41)
July 19 Indian pitcher Phil Niekro wins his 307th game tying him with
July 19 Tim Witherspoon KOs Frank Bruno in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
July 20 Jane Geddes wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
July 21 Barbara Palacios Teyde, 22, of Venezuela, crowned 35th Miss Universe
July 22 House of Representatives impeaches Judge Harry E. Claiborne on tax evasion
July 23 Britain's Prince Andrew marries Sarah Ferguson
July 23 King Hassan II meets with Israeli premier Simon Peres
July 24 San Francisco Federal jury convicts Navy radioman Jerry Whitworth of espionage
July 25 Sikhs extremist kill 16 hindus in Muhktsar India
July 26 Lebanese kidnappers released Reverend Lawrence Martin Jenco
July 27 14th du Maurier Golf Classic: Pat Bradley
July 27 24th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Czechoslovakia in Prague, Czechoslovakia (3-0)
July 27 Greg Lemond is 1st American to win Tour de France
July 28 Bomb attack in East Beirut, 25 killed
July 28 NASA releases transcript from doomed Challenger, pilot Michael Smith could be heard saying, "Uh-oh!" as spacecraft disintegrated
July 29 Bomb attack in West-Beirut, 30 killed
July 29 Dennis Amiss scores his 100th 100, Warwickshire vs. Lancashire
July 29 New York jury rules NFL violated antitrust laws, awards USFL $1 in damages
August 1 Bert Blyleven becomes 10th pitcher to strike out 3,000
August 1 Cleveland sets AL attendance record for twi-night doubleheader, 65,934
August 1 Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia release from hospital after 3 week coma
August 1 Tennis ace John McEnroe marries actress Tatum O'Neal
August 2 Jackie Joyner-Kersee (U.S.) sets record for heptathlon (7161 pts)
August 3 Amy Alcott wins LPGA National Golf Pro-Am
August 3 Willie McCovey, Bobby Doerr, and Ernie Lombardi inducted in Hall of Fame
August 4 OPEC lowers oil production 20%
August 5 Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway sets 5k woman's record (14:37.33)
August 5 It's revealed Andrew Wyeth had, secretly created 240 drawings and paintings of his neighbor Helga Testorf, in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
August 5 Steve Carlton is 2nd to pitch 4,000 strikeout
August 5 U.S. Senate votes for SDI-project, Star Wars
August 6 Orioles, Dwyer and Sheets, and Rangers, Harrah, hit record 3 grand slams
August 6 Phil Katz releases PKARC version 1.0, for IBM
August 7 Daniel Buettner, Bret Anderson, Martin Engel and Anne Knabe begin cycling journey of 15,266 miles from Prudhoe Bay Alaska to Argentina
August 7 "Honky Tonk Nights" opens at Biltmore Theater New York City for 4 performances
August 8 Record 3 grandslams in a game-(Harrah-Tex, Sheets and Dwyer-Orioles)
August 9 "Honky Tonk Nights" closes at Biltmore Theater New York City after 4 performances
August 10 Betsy King wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic
August 10 Billy Martin Day, his uniform number 1 retired
August 10 Marquis Theater opens at 1535 Broadway New York City
August 10 "Me and My Girl" opens at Marquis Theater New York City for 1420 performances
August 10 Pitcher Bob Forsch grand slams to lead Cards to a 5-4 win over Pirates
August 11 68th PGA Championship: Bob Tway shoots a 276 at Inverness Club Toledo
August 12 Don Baylor gets hits by a pitch for a record 25th time in a season
August 12 Red Sox pitcher Tim Lollar gets a pinch-hit single
August 13 KRE-AM in Berkeley, California changes call letters to KBLX (now KBFN)
August 14 Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto arrested
August 14 Phillies and Pirates play a 6 game series in 4 days
August 15 President Reagan decides to support a replacement for Challenger
August 16 Madonna's "True Blue," album goes #1 for 5 weeks and her single
August 16 "Papa Don't Preach," goes #1 for 2 weeks
August 16 Sudan rebels shoot a Fokker's F-27 down, 57 killed
August 17 Bronze pig statue unveiled at Seattle's Pike Place Market
August 17 Cindy Mackey wins LPGA MasterCard International Golf Pro-Am
August 17 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Nestle World Golf Championship
August 17 Red Sox trade shortstop Rey Quinones and pitcher Mike Trujillo to Mariners for shortstop Spike Owen and outfielder Dave Henderson
August 17 Rioting at DMC concert, 40 injured
August 18 Crockett's Tavern opens in Fort Wilderness
August 18 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on WYSP 94.1 FM
August 18 Jim Kelly signs with NFL Buffalo Bills ($75 million for 5 years)
August 18 John Tesh's 1st appearance on Entertainment Tonight
August 18 WYSP-FM Philadelphia begins simulcasting Howard Stern Show
August 19 Car bomb kills 20 in Tehran, Iran
August 20 Mail carrier Patrick Sherrill, Edmond Ok, shot 14 fellow workers dead
August 20 Phils Don Carmen perfect game bid is broken in 9th
August 21 Ian Botham takes world-record 356th Test Cricket wkt (v New Zealand, The Oval)
August 21 Lake Nios Volcano in Cameroon kills 1,746
August 21 "Rags" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 4 performances
August 21 Red Sox Spike Owens scores 6 runs in a 24-5 rout of Cleveland Indians
August 21 Surinames Ronnie Brunswijks Jungle commandos kill 2 government officials
August 21 Volcanic eruption in Cameroon releases poison gas, killing 2,000
August 21 With 2 outs in 6th inning, Red Sox score 11 runs
August 22 NASA announces tests designed to verify ignition pressure dynamics
August 23 "Rags" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 4 performances
August 24 Juli Inkster wins Atlantic City LPGA Golf Classic
August 25 A's Mark McGwire hits his 1st major league home run
August 26 Rosa Mota wins Stuttgart female marathon (2:28:38)
August 27 Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
August 28 Bolivia president Victor Paz Estensoro calls state of siege
August 28 Largest wrestling crowd in Canada (69,300) at Toronto Stadium
August 28 Tina Turner's star unveiled in Hollywood
August 28 U.S. Navy officer Jerry A Whitworth sentenced to 365 years for spying
August 29 Heike Drechsler of E Germany ties world women's 200 m mark (21.71s)
August 29 Morocco king Hassan II signs unity treaty with Libya
August 30 Gelindo Bordin wins Stuttgart marathon (2:10:54)
August 30 Soviet authorities arrested Nicholas Daniloff (U.S. News World Report)
August 31 Russian cargo ship crashes into cruise ship Admiral Nakhimov; 398 die
September 1 Betsy King wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
September 1 Jerry Lewis' 21st Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $34,096,733
September 1 Paul McCartney releases "Press to Play" album
September 1 Texas Rangers O McDowell and Porter are 7th to hit consecutive pinch home runs
September 2 Cathy Evelyn Smith sentenced to 3 years for death of John Belushi
September 3 Alan Ayckbourn's "Woman in Mind," premieres in London
September 3 Astros and Cubs use a record 53 players in an 18 inning game
September 4 189.42 million shares traded in New York Stock Exchange
September 4 Claude Brochu becomes CEO of Montreal Expos
September 5 3rd MTV Awards: Whitney Houston wins
September 5 Karachi Pakistan army storms hijacked U.S. B-747, 19 killed
September 5 MTV Music Awards - Dire Straits "Money For Nothing" wins
September 5 NASA awards study contracts to 5 aerospace firms
September 5 NASA launches DOD-1
September 6 300 invitees pay $5,000 to hear Barbra Striesand's benefit concert
September 6 Attack on synagogue in Istanbul, 23 killed
September 6 Jozef Pribilinec speed walking world record time (15,447k)
September 6 Michael Spinks TKOs Steffen Tangstad in 4 for heavyweight boxing title
September 6 U.S.S.R. charges correspondent Nicholas Daniloff with spying
September 7 100th U.S. Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats Helena Sukova (63 62)
September 7 106th U.S. Mens Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats Miloslav Mecir (64 62 60)
September 7 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Cellular One-Ping Golf Championship
September 7 Cleveland Browns becomes 1st team in NFL history to have a play reviewed by instant replay, Chicago 41, Browns 31
September 7 Desmond Tutu becomes Anglican archbishop of Capetown
September 7 Failed assassination attempt on Chilean dictator Pinochet, 5 killed
September 7 Ivan Lendl defeats Miloslav Mecir for U.S. Tennis open title
September 8 Westinghouse sells Muzak
September 9 New York City jury indicts Gennadly Zakharov (Soviet United Nations employee) of spying
September 10 Bryan O'Connor named chairman of Space Flight Safety Panel
September 11 Dow Jones Industrial Avg suffered biggest 1-day decline ever, plummeting 86.61 points to 1,792.89. 237.57 million shares traded
September 11 President Mubarak receives Israeli premier Peres
September 11 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
September 12 240.49 million shares traded in New York Stock Exchange
September 12 Twins fire manager Ray Miller and replace him with coach Tom Kelly
September 12 U.S. professor Joseph Cicippio is kidnapped and held hostage in Beirut
September 13 Bert Blyleven gives up a record 44 home runs in a season
September 13 Kellye Cash (Tenn), 21, crowned 60th Miss America 1987
September 14 Bo Jackson's 1st home run - a 475-foot blast (longest at Royal Stadium)
September 14 Bomb attack in Paris, 2 killed
September 14 Bomb explosion on airport Kimpo at Seoul, 5 killed
September 14 Judy Dickinson wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
September 14 Saskatchewan and Hamilton play 1st CFL regular-season overtime game
September 15 1st broadcast of "LA Law" on NBC-TV
September 15 Bomb attack in Paris, 1 dead
September 16 Fire in Kinross gold mine, Transvaal South Africa, 177 killed
September 17 Bomb attack in Paris, 6 killed
September 17 Marina Stepanova of U.S.S.R. sets 400m hurdle woman's record (52.94)
September 17 Mets clinch NL East Championship
September 17 U.S. Senate confirms William Rehnquist as 16th chief justice
September 18 David Boon's 3rd Test cricket century, 122 vs. India at Madras
September 19 "Captain EO" with Michael Jackson premieres
September 19 Chicago White Sox Joe Crowley no-hits California Angels, 7-1
September 19 Dean Jones scores 210 vs. India at Madras
September 19 Federal health officials announce AZT will be available to AIDS patients
September 20 Wichita State Shockers blow a 35-3 lead; lose 36-35 to Morehead State
September 21 38th Emmy Awards: Golden Girls, Cagney and Lacey and Michael J Fox win
September 21 Miami Dan Marino passes for 6 touchdowns vs New York Jets (51-45)
September 21 New Orleans Saints Mel Gray returns kickoff 101 yards for a touchdown
September 21 New York Jets beat Miami Dolphins 51-45 in OT; record 884 passing yards
September 21 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic
September 21 San Diego Padre Jimmy Jones pitchs 1-hitter in his major league debut
September 22 35 countries signs disarmament accord in Stockholm
September 22 India vs. Australia Test Cricket at Madras finishes in a tie
September 22 Los Angeles Dodger Fernando Valenzuela is 1st Mexican to win 20 games
September 23 Astro Jim Deshaies strikes out 1st 8 Dodger of game (ends with 10)
September 23 Congress selects the rose as U.S. national flower
September 25 Antonin Scalia appointed to Supreme Court
September 25 Houston Astro Mike Scott no-hits San Francisco Giants, 2-0
September 26 Bobby (Patrick Duffy) returns to Dallas, his death is attributed to his wife Pam's bad dream (erases all of last season)
September 26 RUN-DMC is 1st rap group to hit top 10 (Raisin' Hell)
September 26 William Hubbs Rehnquist, sworn in as Chief Justice of Supreme Court
September 27 Senate joins House of Representatives voting for sweeping tax reforms
September 28 Cleveland Browns' Gerald McNeil sets the team record for the longest punt return with an 84-yard run (and TD), Browns 24, Detroit 21
September 28 Record 23,000 start in a marathon (Mexico City)
September 28 Tight end Brian Foster of RI catches NCAA record 18 passes for 327 yards
September 29 "Airwolf," TV Adventure; moves to USA
September 29 Cubs Greg Maddux defeats Phillies Mike Maddux (1st rookie brothers)
September 29 "Designing Women," TV Comedy, debuts on CBS
September 29 Indians Jay Bell is 10th to hit a home run on 1st major league pitch he sees
September 29 Mary Lou Retton retires as a gymnast
September 29 U.S.S.R. releases U.S. journalist Nicholas Daniloff confined on spy charges
September 30 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
September 30 U.S. releases soviet spy Gennadiy Zakharov
October 1 President Carter's presidential library dedicated in Atlanta
October 2 Failed assassination attempt on India premier Rajiv Gandhi
October 2 Mike Scott is 3rd NL pitcher to strike out 300 in a season (306)
October 2 New York Met Dwight Gooden is 1st to strike out 200 or more in 1st 3 seasons
October 2 Sikhs attempt to assassinate Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi
October 3 Baltimore loses assuring Orioles of their 1st last-place finish
October 3 Soviet Yankee-class sub sinks off NC, 3 die
October 4 New York Yankee Dave Righetti saves doubleheader for then record 46 saves
October 4 Queen Beatrice installs dam at Oosterschelde
October 4 Rachel Oliver (Mass), 20, crowned 19th Miss Black America
October 5 London Sunday Times reports Israel is stocking nuclear arms
October 6 Russian nuclear sub sinks in Atlantic Ocean
October 7 1st edition British newspaper "Independent" begins publishing
October 8 Mike Scott ties playoff record of 14 strikeouts, beats Mets 1-0
October 8 RUN DMC calls for a day of peace among LA street gangs
October 9 Gilbert Perreault, Buffalo, became 12th NHLer to score 500 goals
October 9 "Phantom of the Opera" premeires in London
October 9 Senate convicted U.S. District Judge Harry E Claiborne making him 5th federal official to be removed from office through impeachment
October 10 7.5 Earthquake strikes San Salvador, El Salvador
October 10 Israel Prime Minister Shimon Peres resigns
October 11 Reagan and Gorbachev open talks at a summit in Iceland
October 12 California Angels within 1 pitch of pennant victory lose to Red Sox
October 13 20th Country Music Association Award:
October 13 25th NY, NL appearance in World Series (Mets vs A's)
October 13 IOC announces baseball will become a medal sport in 1992
October 14 Concentration camp survivor Elie Wiesel wins Nobel Peace Prize
October 14 IOC decides to stagger Winter and Summer Olympic schedule
October 14 Tim Kides of West New York, New Jersey performs 25,000 leg raises in 11:57:15
October 15 Longest post season game, Mets beat Astros 7-6 in 16 and win NL pennant
October 16 Armand Hammer returns to U.S. with Jewish refusenik David Goldfarb
October 16 Marie Osmond marries Brian Blosil
October 16 "Raggedy Ann" opens at Nederlander Theater New York City for 5 performances
October 16 U.S. government closes down due to budget problems
October 16 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
October 17 U.S. Senate approved immigration bill prohibiting hiring of illegal aliens and offered amnesty to illegals who entered prior to 1982
October 17 Yitzak Rabin forms Israeli government
October 19 Allan Border scores the 10,000th run in Tests (v India, Bombay)
October 19 "Flamenco Puro" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 40 performances
October 19 "Raggedy Ann" closes at Nederlander Theater New York City after 5 performances
October 19 U.S.S.R. expels 5 U.S. diplomats
October 20 Tupolev-134 crashes in Southern Africa
October 21 1st-class cricket debut of Andy Flower, ZCU Presidents XI vs. Young WI
October 21 Hugh Whitemore's "Breaking the Code," premieres in London
October 21 IBM re-forms in South Africa
October 21 Republic of Marshall Islands signs Compact of Free Association with US
October 21 U.S. writer Edward A. Tracy kidnap in Beirut
October 22 "Into the Light" opens at Neil Simon Theater New York City for 6 performances
October 24 Dodgers' Bill Russell, 38, announces his retirement
October 24 Great Britain drops diplomatic relations with Syria
October 25 International Red Cross ousted from South Africa
October 25 Michael Sergio Parachutes into Shea Stadium during game 6 of WS
October 25 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
October 26 "Into the Light" closes at Neil Simon Theater New York City after 6 performances
October 27 New York Mets beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 83rd World Series
October 27 Paul McCartney release "Pretty Little Head"
October 28 KOB-AM in Albuquerque New Mexico changes call letters to KKOB
October 28 KOB-TV in Albuquerque NM's final transmission
October 29 Kirk Muller scores New Jersey Devil record 6 point, beat Penguins, 8-6
October 29 Padres pitcher LaMarr Hoyt is arrested at US-Mexico border for drugs
October 29 West Indies all out for 53 vs. Pakistan (Abdul Qadir 6-16)
October 30 Discovery moves to OPF where more than 200 modification are made
November 1 Fire in Sandoz-factory Basel, 30 tons of chemicals in the Rhine
November 1 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Brave Raj, Capote, Lady's Secret, Last Tycoon, Manila, Skywalker, Smile at Santa Anita
November 2 16th New York City Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:28:06
November 2 17th New York City Marathon won by Gianni Poli in 2:11:06
November 2 Ayako Okamoto wins Nichirei Ladies Cup US-Japan Team Golf Championship
November 3 Federated States of Micronesia signs Compact of Free Association with US
November 3 Joaquim Chissano elected president Mozambique
November 3 John Lennon releases "Menlove Avenue" album
November 3 Lebanese magazine Ash Shirra reveals secret U.S. arms sales to Iran
November 3 Northern Mariana Islands becomes a Commonwealth associated with US
November 6 Houston's Mike Scott (18-10) wins NL Cy Young
November 6 Reagan signs landmark immigration reform bill
November 6 Reverend Donald Wildmon begins a campaign against Howard Stern
November 8 "Song and Dance" closes at Royale Theater New York City after 474 performances
November 9 Ai-Yu Tu wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
November 9 Pakistan all out for 77 vs. West Indies at Lahore
November 10 Bangladesh Constitution restored
November 11 Houston's Astro Mike Scott (18-10) wins NL Cy Young Award
November 11 Suriname government proclaims gold purification
November 12 France performs nuclear test
November 12 Roger Clemens wins AL Cy Young Award unanimously
November 13 Giselle Jeanne-Marie LaRonde of Trinidad, 23, crowned 36th Miss World
November 13 NASA launches space vehicle S-199
November 13 U.S. president Reagan confesses weapon sales to Iran
November 14 Doubleday Publishing sells New York Mets to Nelson Doubleday and Fred Wilpon
November 14 FCC issues Notice Of Apparent Liability to WYSP Philadelphia
November 14 SEC imposes a record $100 million penalty against Ivan Boesky
November 15 2nd time Saturday Night Live uses a time delay (Sam Knison hosts)
November 17 "Oh Coward!" opens at Helen Hayes Theater New York City for 56 performances
November 18 Roger Clemens wins AL MVP
November 19 Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt wins NL MVP
November 19 Tina Howe's "Coastal Disturbances," premieres in New York City
November 20 Afghanistan President Babrak Karmal flees
November 20 UN's WHO announces 1st global effort to combat AIDS
November 21 Central African Republic adopts constitution
November 21 Suriname army leader Desi Bouterse massacres Moiwana village
November 22 Mike Tyson KOs Trevor Berbick in 2 for heavyweight WBC boxing title
November 22 Wayne Gretzky, Edmonton, became 13th NHLer to score 500 goals
November 24 Cards reliever Todd Worrell wins NL Rookie of Year
November 24 "Smile" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City for 48 performances
November 24 Wrestler John Tatum charged with possession of marijuana
November 25 A's Jose Canseco wins AL Rookie of Year
November 25 Iran-Contra affair erupts, President Reagan reveals secret arm deal
November 25 Oliver North's sect, Fawn Hill, smuggles documents out of his office
November 28 Hilbert van der Duim skates 1 hour world record 39.4928 km
November 28 NBC's Ahmad Rashad marriage proposal is accepted by Phylicia Ayers-Allen during halftime of Det Lions-New York Jets football game
November 28 Reagan administration exceeds SALT II arms limitations for 1st time
November 30 74th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 39-15
November 30 "Flamenco Puro" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 40 performances
November 30 Ivan Lendl is 1st tennis player to earn over $10 million, lifetime
December 1 Musee d'orsay opens in Paris
December 1 Paul McCartney releases "Only Love Remains"
December 2 Dow-Jones index hits record 1955.57
December 3 Sri Lanka all out 55 vs. WI in one-dayer Walsh 5-1 in 4 3 overs
December 4 NASA launches Fltsatcom-7
December 4 Neil Simon's "Broadway Bound," premieres in New York City
December 6 52nd Heisman Trophy Award: Vinny Testaverde, Miami Florida (quarterback)
December 6 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
December 7 Juli Inkster/Tom Purtzer wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
December 7 President Jean-Claude Duvalier flees Haiti
December 8 House Dems select majority leader Jim Wright as 48th speaker
December 10 Atlanta Hawk Dominique Wilkins scores 57 points vs Chicago Bulls
December 10 France performs nuclear test
December 10 Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel accepts 1986 Nobel Peace Prize
December 11 A Bartlett Giamatti becomes president of baseball's National League
December 11 South Africa censors press
December 12 David Boon's fourth Test century, 103 vs. England at Adelaide
December 12 James "Bone Crusher" Smith TKO's WBA champ Tim Witherspoon in MSG
December 12 Russian Tupolev-134 crashes in East Berlin, 70 killed
December 12 South African journalist Zwelakhe Sisulu arrested
December 14 Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, took off from Edwards AFB, California on 1st non-stop, non-refueled flight around world
December 15 150 killed during race riot in Karachi
December 15 Carnegie Hall reopens after a $50 million facelift
December 15 CIA director William Casey suffers a cerebral seizure
December 17 Mrs Davina Thompson makse medical history by having the 1st heart, lung and liver transplant (Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, England)
December 17 U.S. Congress forms Irangate committee
December 18 Mr Gates, serves as acting director of CIA
December 19 Jack Morris agrees to salary arbitration with former team Tigers and accuses owners of collusion against free agency
December 19 Michael Sergio, who parachuted into Shea Stadium during game 6 of the World Series, sentenced to 100 hours of community service and fined $500
December 19 U.S.S.R. frees dissident Andrei Sakharov from internal exile
December 20 White teenagers beat blacks in Howard Beach, New York
December 21 75th Davis Cup: Australia beats Sweden in Melbourne (3-2)
December 21 Amy Alcott/Bob Charles wins LPGA Mazda Golf Championship
December 22 India score 7-676 vs. Sri Lanka at Kanpur in Cricket
December 23 Rutan and Yeager make 1st around-the-world flight without refueling
December 24 French hostage Aurel Cornea, held in Lebanon for 9 months, released
December 24 Iran offensive against Iraqi islands of Shatt al-Arab
December 26 Captured Iraqi Airways Boeing-737 in Saudi Arabia, about 60 killed
December 26 Doug Jarvis, 31, sets NHL record of 916 consecutive games
December 26 TV soap "Search for Tomorrow" ends 35 year run
December 27 10th Soap Opera Digest Poll Awards - Young and Restless wins
December 27 "Les Miserables" opens at Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.
December 28 Pat Davis, ranked 412th among world tennis competitors wins Davis Cup
December 31 Dupont Plaza Hotel fire in San Juan, Puerto Rico kills 97
December 31 Russian TU-144 flies for 1st time faster than sound
December 31 WIS-AM in Columbia South Carolina changes call letters to WVOC (now WOMG)