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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1986 AD


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: Chicago Bears defeat New England Patriots 46-10 in Super Bowl XX
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 (Gov-D-Ala) 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)
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