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Notable Historical Events - 1986

198641st US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Jane Geddes

1986President Reagan gives speech defending his judicial appointments

1986Michael Jordan sets NBA playoff record with 63 points in a game

1986Paul McCartney release "Pretty Little Head"

1986Neil Simon's "Broadway Bound" premieres in NYC

1986Betsy King wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic

1986Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic

1986115th British Golf Open: Greg Norman shoots a 280 at Turnberry Scotld

1986Jane Geddes wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic

1986Betsy King wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

1986Islander Mike Bossy, 1st NHLer to score 50 goals in 9 straight seasons

1986US President Reagan confesses weapon sales to Iran

1986Pat Bradley wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic

1986President Reagan orderes 2 Poseidon-class submarines be dismantled

1986Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt wins NL MVP

1986Drs at Bethesda Naval remove 2 small benign polyps from Reagan's colon

1986USSR frees dissident Andrei Sakharov from internal exile

19861st induction of Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame (Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Domino, Everly Bros, B Holly, J L Lewis & Elvis Presley)

1986100th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Boris Becker beats Ivan Lendl (64 63 75)

198686th US Golf Open: Ray Floyd shoots a 279 at Shinnecock Hills GC NY

1986Mike Tyson KOs Trevor Berbick in 2 for heavyweight WBC boxing title

1986All star MVP: Roger Clemens (Boston Red Sox)

1986Gilbert Perreault, Buffalo, became 12th NHLer to score 500 goals

1986Pres Reagan criticizes South African state of emergency

198656th French Mens Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats Mikael Pernfors (6-3 6-2 6-4)

1986After 14 wins, Roger Clemens suffer his 1st loss of year

1986Tennis star Jimmy Connors fined $20,000 & suspended for 10 weeks

1986Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel accepts 1986 Nobel Peace Prize

1986"Into the Light" closes at Neil Simon Theater NYC after 6 performances

1986'The Oprah Winfrey Show' is first broadcast nationally.

198614th du Maurier Golf Classic: Pat Bradley

1986Tip O'Neill refuses to let President Reagan address House

1986Ian Botham takes world-record 356th Test Cricket wkt (v NZ, The Oval)

1986Tina Turner's star unveiled in Hollywood

1986President Reagan appoints Dr James C Fletcher NASA Administrator

1986Pat Bradley wins LPGA Nestle World Golf Championship

1986Roger Clemens wins AL Cy Young Award unanimously

1986Benazir Bhutto returns to Pakistan

1986Dan Marino throws his 100th career touchdown pass, the fastest QB in NFL history to do so

198612th People's Choice Awards: Sylvester Stallone & Meryl Streep win (Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby, Linda Evans win (TV)

1986Madonna's single "Live to Tell" goes #1

1986Margaret Thatcher becomes 1st British PM to visit Israel

1986KC Royal George Brett gets his 2,000th hit

1986Wrestlemania II at 3 locations, Hulk Hogan beats King Kong Bundy

1986Wayne Gretzky breaks own NHL season record with 136th assist

19861st federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr

1986Dalai Lama meets Pope John Paul II in India

1986Paul McCartney releases "Press to Play" album

1986President Reagan decides to support a replacement for Challenger

1986Mark Messier is suspended for 10 games for instigating a fight with Jamie Macoun and breaking his cheekbone

1986Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1986Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh visit the People's Republic of China

1986Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record with 213th point of season

198638th Emmy Awards: Golden Girls, Cagney & Lacey & Michael J Fox win

1986NY Yank Dave Righetti saves doubleheader for then record 46 saves

198613th American Music Award: Whitney Houston, Huey Lewis & C Gayle

1986Miami Dan Marino passes for 6 touchdowns vs NY Jets (51-45)

1986Tim Witherspoon KOs Frank Bruno in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

1986US Reagan administration exceeds SALT II arms limitations for 1st time

1986Ivan Lendl is 1st tennis player to earn over $10 million, lifetime

1986Sparky Anderson is 1st to win 600 games as manager in both leagues

1986Jerry Lewis' 21st Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $34,096,733

1986The crime film "A Better Tomorrow", starring Yun Fat Chow, premieres in Hong Kong

1986US President Reagan announces economic sanctions against Libya

1986Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Elie Wiesel (against violence/racism)

1986Paul McCartney releases "Only Love Remains"

1986Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic

1986Barry Bonds makes his MLB debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates

1986Madonna's "True Blue" album goes #1 for 5 weeks & her single

1986Boston Red Sox Roger Clemens strikes out 20 Seattle Mariners

1986NCAA basketball's David Robinson blocks a record 14 shots

1986NY Islander, Mike Bossy, scores his 500th goal

1986Clint Eastwood elected mayor of Carmel California, Make his day

1986CIA director William Casey suffers a cerebral seizure

1986Mike Tyson sexually harasses a woman in Albany NY

1986Martina Navratilova is 1st tennis player to earn $10 million

1986Reggie Jackson hit his 537th HR passing Mickey Mantle into 6th place

1986106th US Men's Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats Miloslav Mecir (64 62 60)

198615th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Pat Bradley

1986Pope John Paul II met Rome's Chief Rabbi Elio Toaff at Rome synagogue

1986Jim Fregosi replaces Tony La Russa as White Sox manager

198656th French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats M Navratilova (26 63 63)

1986Reagan & Gorbachev open talks at a summit in Reykjavik, Iceland

1986Steve Yzerman is named captain of the Detroit Red Wings, a title he would hold for over 1,300 games

1986Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic

19863rd MTV Awards: Whitney Houston wins

1986Netherlands Institute for War Documentation publishes Anne Frank's complete diary

1986American mafia hitman Richard Kuklinski is arrested at a roadblock

1986President Reagan signs landmark immigration reform bill

1986Cher calls David Letterman an asshole on Late Night on NBC

1986A's Mark McGwire hits his 1st major league home run

1986NY Islander Mike Bossy scores his 1,000th point

1986Cubs Greg Maddux defeats Phillies Mike Maddux (1st rookie brothers)

1986President Reagan presided over relighting of renovated Statue of Liberty

1986Concentration camp survivor Elie Wiesel wins Nobel Peace Prize

1986chris johnson wins LPGA GNA/Glendale Federal Golf Classic

1986US President Reagan announces formation of Comm on Challenger Accident

1986"Into the Light" opens at Neil Simon Theater NYC for 6 performances

1986Roger Clemens wins AL MVP

198643th Golden Globes: Whoopi Goldberg, Color Purple win

1986Iran-Contra affair erupts, President Reagan reveals secret arm deal

198632nd LPGA Championship won by Pat Bradley

1986 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
Aruba becomes independent from neighbor island Curacao 
Jan 1
Barbra Striesand & Jon Peters relationship breaks up 
Jan 1
International Peace Year begins 
Jan 1
NYC transit fare rises from 90 cents to $1.00 
Jan 1
Oklahoma wins Orange Bowl for college football championship 
Jan 1
Spain & Portugal are 11th & 12th to join European Economic Community 
Jan 1
Iowa's All-American running back, Ronnie Harmon, fumbles the ball 4 times in his last game-the Rose Bowl 
Jan 1
South African Government closes its borders with Lesotho, cutting off important food and fuel supplies, after Lesotho refuses to sign a non-aggression pact. 
Jan 2
191.66 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange 
Jan 2
NY Islander, Mike Bossy, scores his 500th goal 
Jan 4
David Boon's second Test century, 131 v India at Adelaide 
Jan 4
NCAA basketball's David Robinson blocks a record 14 shots 
Jan 6
British Defense Secretary Michael Heseltine resigns 
Jan 6
Impala Platinum fires 20,000 black mine workers in Johannesburg 
Jan 6
Last day in Test cricket for Bob Holland 
Jan 6
STS 61-C scrubbed at T-31sec because of liquid oxygen valve problem 
Jan 7
Netherlands Bank issues 250 guilder notes 
Jan 7
STS 61-C mission scrubbed at T -9m because of weather problems 
Jan 7
US President Reagan announces economic sanctions against Libya 
Jan 8
Willie McCovey is 16th elected to Hall of Fame in his 1st year 
Jan 9
NY Islanders greatest shutout margin (9-0) vs Pittsburgh Penguins 
Jan 9
After losing a patent battle with Polaroid, Kodak must give up its instant camera business. 
Jan 10
Palau signs Compact of Free Association with US 
Jan 10
STS 61-C mission scrubbed T -9m because of bad weather at Kennedy 
Jan 11
1st black lt gov since reconstruction sworn in (Douglas Wilder of Va) 
Jan 12
24th space shuttle (61-C) mission-Columbia 7-launched 
Jan 12
Chic Blackhawk Denis Savard scores at 4 seconds of 3rd period 
Jan 12
New England Patriots defeat Miami Dolphins 31 14 to win US AFC football championship 
Jan 13
NCCA institutes eligibility requirements based on college exams 
Jan 13
South Yemen Pres Ali Nasser Mohammed's bodyguard shoots opponents 
Jan 14
Constitution of Guatemala takes effect 
Jan 14
Vinicio Cerezo becomes only 2nd freely elected president of Guatemala since CIA-sponsored coup in 1954 
Jan 15
Living Seas opens (Disneyland) 
Jan 16
Police arrested 3 IRA-terrorists in Amsterdam 
Jan 16
First meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force. 
Jan 17
Tim Witherspoon beats Tony Tubbs in 15 for heavyweight boxing title 
Jan 18
24th Space Shuttle (61-C) Mission-Columbia 7-returns to Earth 
Jan 18
AIDS charity record "That's What Friends are For," hits #1 
Jan 18
NY Lotto pays $30.5 million to one winner (#s are 19-20-27-34-41-46) 
Jan 19
Cerebral Palsy telethon 
Jan 19
Israeli premier Simon Peres visits Netherlands 
Jan 19
Spain recognizes Israel 
Jan 20
1st federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr 
Jan 20
Chunnel announced (railroad tunnel under Canal) 
Jan 20
Milt coup in Lesotho under gen-mjr Lekhanya & premier Leabua Jonathan 
Jan 21
100 participate in Nude Olympics race in 38°F (3°C), Indiana 
Jan 21
Allison J Brown, 17, of Oklahoma, crowned 4th Miss Teen USA 
Jan 21
Bomb attack in East-Beirut, 27 killed 
Jan 22
Ghorbanifar 1st suggests diversion of cash to contras, says North 
Jan 23
"Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 13 perfs 
Jan 23
Columbia returns to Kennedy Space Center via Davis-Monthan AFB 
Jan 23
1st induction of Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame (Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Domino, Everly Bros, B Holly, J L Lewis & Elvis Presley
Jan 24
43th Golden Globes: Whoopi Goldberg, Color Purple win 
Jan 24
NY Islander Mike Bossy scores his 1,000th point 
Jan 24
South Yemen Premier Haydar Bakr al-Attas becomes interim-president 
Jan 24
Voyager 2 makes 1st fly-by of Uranus (81,593 km), finds new moons 
Jan 25
General Tito Okello's government flees Kampala Uganda 
Jan 26
Hein Vergeer becomes European skating champ 
Jan 26
Val Skinner wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic 
Jan 26
Yoweri Museveni's rebel army conquerors Kampala Uganda 
Jan 26
Super Bowl XX: Chicago Bears beat NE Patriots, 46-10 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Richard Dent, Chicago, DE 
Jan 27
13th American Music Award: Whitney Houston, Huey Lewis & C Gayle 
Jan 28
"Uptown... It's Hot!" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 24 perfs 
Jan 28
25th Space Shuttle (51L)-Challenger 10 explodes 73 sec after liftoff 
Jan 28
Angolan Unity Leader Jonas Savimbi visits Washington, DC 
Jan 29
193.8 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange 
Jan 29
Yoweri Museveni sworn in as president of Uganda 
Jan 31
Mary Lund of Minn, is 1st female recipient of an artificial heart 
Feb 1
KHJ-AM in Los Angeles CA changes call letters to KRTH 
Feb 2
"Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood" closes at Ritz NYC after 13 perfs 
Feb 2
Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic 
Feb 2
Dalai Lama meets Pope John Paul II in India 
Feb 2
NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 28-24 
Feb 2
Oscar Arias Sanchez elected president of Costa Rica 
Feb 3
US President Reagan announces formation of Comm on Challenger Accident 
Feb 3
OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) fails to agree upon a production accord after a two-day meeting in Vienna 
Feb 4
38th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 4-3 (OT) at Hartford 
Feb 4
Israeli fighters intercept Libyan passenger airliner 
Feb 5
Corazon Aquino & Ferdinand Marcos appear on "Nightline" 
Feb 6
NJ Devil Peter McNab becomes 42nd NHLer to score 350 goals 
Feb 7
US female Figure Skating championship won by Debi Thomas 
Feb 7
Haiti's President-for-Life Jean-Claude Duvalier flees to France Henri Namphy becomes leader of Haiti 
Feb 7
Corazon Aquino defeats incumbent filippino dictator Ferdinand Marcos but fraudulent returns gave the election to Marcos 
Feb 8
5' 7" Spud Webb of Atlanta Hawks wins NBA Slam Dunk Competition 
Feb 8
US male Figure Skating championship won by Brian Boitano 
Feb 8
1984 Summer Olympics head of the LAPD bomb squad, Arleigh McCree, and his partner Officer Ronald Ball of the Firearms and explosives unit were killed while trying to dismantle two pipe bombs when they responded to a call. McCree was recognized as one of the top explosive experts in the world. 
Feb 8
The crime film "A Better Tomorrow", starring Yun Fat Chow, premieres in Hong Kong 
Feb 9
36th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 139-132 at Dallas 
Feb 9
Halley's Comet reaches 30th perihelion (closest approach to Sun) 
Feb 9
Haydar Bakr al-Attas appointed president of South Yemen 
Feb 9
Marvin Johnson wins record 3rd time, light heavyweight boxing title 
Feb 9
Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic 
Feb 9
Tomb of Tutanchamon's treasurer Maya found in Egypt 
Feb 9
West German team swims world record 4x200 m freestyle (7:05.17) 
Feb 10
"John Lennon: Live in NYC" album is released posthumously 
Feb 11
Activist Anatoly Scharansky released by USSR, leaves country 
Feb 11
Australia beat India 2-0 to win the World Series Cup 
Feb 11
Iran begins Fajr-8 offensive against Iraq 
Feb 12
1st-class cricket debut of Curtly Ambrose, Leeward Is v Guyana 
Feb 15
44,180 largest NBA crowd to date-Phila at Detroit 
Feb 15
Ferdinand Marcos wins rigged Philippines presidential election 
Feb 15
Philipines National Assembly authorizes 6 more years for Ferdinand Marcos 
Feb 16
"Uptown... It's Hot!" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 24 perfs 
Feb 16
French air force bombs Ouadi Doum airport in Chad 
Feb 16
Hein Vergeer becomes world champion skater 
Feb 16
Karlstad skates world record 10 km (14:12.14) 
Feb 16
Mario Soares (Socialist) elected Portugal's 1st civilian pres 
Feb 17
1st Francophone Summit convenes at Versailles 
Feb 17
Howard Stern radio show returns to NYC morning radio (WXRK 92.3 FM) 
Feb 17
Johnson & Johnson announces it no longer sell capsule drugs 
Feb 17
Libyan bombers attack N'djamena Airport in Chad 
Feb 18
San Antonio's Alvin Robertson scores NBA 2nd quadruple double-20 pts, 11 rebounds, 10 assists & 10 steals against Phoenix 
Feb 19
King Hussein of Jordan severs ties with PLO 
Feb 19
US Senate ratifies UN's anti-genocide convention 37 years later 
Feb 19
USSR launches Mir space station into Earth orbit 
Feb 20
LA Dodger Orel Hershiser is 1st to win a $1M salary by arbitration 
Feb 20
Mike Tyson sexually harasses a woman in Albany NY 
Feb 21
AIDS patient Ryan White returns to classes at Western Middle School 
Feb 21
Tennis star Jimmy Connors fined $20,000 & suspended for 10 weeks 
Feb 22
Start of the People Power Revolution in the Philippines. 
Feb 23
Despite losing, Red Sox Wade Boggs gets largest arbitration ($1.35M) 
Feb 23
Mary Beth Zimmerman wins LPGA Standard Register/Samaritan Golf Classic 
Feb 23
Nelli Fiere-Cooman runs world record 60 m indoor (7.00 sec) 
Feb 24
Texas Air buys Eastern Airlines for $676 million 
Feb 24
Voyager 2, 1st Uranus flyby 
Feb 25
28th Grammy Awards: We Are the World, Sade, Phil Collins wins 
Feb 25
Corazon Aquino becomes President of the Philippines, Marcos flees 
Feb 25
Iran conquerors Iraq peninsula Fao 
Feb 25
Thousands of Egyptian military police riot, destroy 2 luxury hotel 
Feb 26
Evert van Benthem wins 14th Frisian 11-Cities skating race (6:55:16) 
Feb 26
People Power Revolution in the Philippines. 
Feb 27
The United States Senate allows its debates to be televised on a trial basis. 
Feb 28
European Economic Community sign "Special Act" for Europe free trade 
Feb 28
Peter Uberroth suspended 7 baseball players for 1 year, after they admitted in Curtis Strong's trial in September, they used drugs 
Mar 2
1st million-dollar purse for a handicap race won at Santa Anita 
Mar 2
Mary Beth Zimmerman wins Uniden LPGA Golf Invitational 
Mar 2
Protesters try to stop Land Rover motor company being sold to US 
Mar 4
Border completes twin Test tons (140 & 114*) v NZ 
Mar 5
"Today" tabloid launched (Britain's 1st national color newspaper) 
Mar 6
Ken Ludwig's "Lend me a Tenor" premieres in London 
Mar 6
USSR's Vega 1 flies by Halley's Comet at 8,889 km 
Mar 7
South-Africa emergency crisis in Brabant & Limburg ends 
Mar 7
Wayne Gretzky breaks own NHL season record with 136th assist 
Mar 8
4 French TV crew members are abducted in west Beirut Lebanon 
Mar 8
Japanese probe Suisei passes Halley's Comet at 109,800 km 
Mar 8
Martina Navratilova is 1st tennis player to earn $10 million 
Mar 9
16th Easter Seal Telethon raises $30,100,000 
Mar 9
Juli Inkster wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open 
Mar 9
NASA announces searchers found remains of Challenger astronauts 
Mar 9
Soviet probe Vega 2 flies by Halley's Comet at 8,030 km 
Mar 10
Ernie Lombardi, NL MVP in 1938, & Bobby Doerr, elected to Hall of Fame 
Mar 11
1 million days since traditional foundation of Rome, 4/21/753 BC 
Mar 11
187.27 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange 
Mar 11
Islander Mike Bossy, 1st NHLer to score 50 goals in 9 straight seasons 
Mar 11
Japanese probe Sakigake flies by Halley's Comet at 6.8 million km 
Mar 11
NFL adopts instant replay rule 
Mar 12
210.25 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange 
Mar 12
Susan Butcher wins 1,158 mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race 
Mar 13
12th People's Choice Awards: Sylvester Stallone & Meryl Streep win (Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby, Linda Evans win (TV) 
Mar 13
Soyuz T-15 carries 2 cosmonauts to Soviet space station Mir 
Mar 13
Microsoft has its Initial public offering. 
Mar 14
European Space Agency's Giotto flies by Halley's Comet (605 km) 
Mar 15
Funeral services held for Swedish PM Olaf Palme 
Mar 16
chris johnson wins LPGA GNA/Glendale Federal Golf Classic 
Mar 17
Haemers gang robs gold transport in Belgium of 35 million BF 
Mar 18
Exciting draw in final gives NSW the Sheffield Shield over Qld 
Mar 18
Treasury Dept announces plans to alter paper money 
Mar 20
228 KPH gust of wind strikes Cairngorm (UK record) 
Mar 20
Jacques Chirac forms French government 
Mar 21
199.22 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange 
Mar 21
Kania skates ladies world record 500 m (39.52 sec) & 3 km (4:18.02) 
Mar 21
Pittsburgh Associates buy Pittsburgh Pirates for $218 million 
Mar 22
Ehrig skates ladies world record 5 km (7:20.99) 
Mar 22
HBO launches boxing's heavyweight-title-unification-tournament 
Mar 22
Heart's "These Dreams," single goes #1 
Mar 22
Ice Pairs Championship at Geneva won by Gordeeva & Grinkov (URS) 
Mar 22
Kania skates ladies world record 1500m (1:59.30) 
Mar 22
Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Geneva won by Debi Thomas (USA) 
Mar 22
Trevor Berbick beats Pinklon Thomas in 15 for heavyweight boxing title 
Mar 23
6th Golden Raspberry Awards: Rambo: First Blood Part II wins 
Mar 23
Heavyweight Trevor Berbick KOs Pinklon Thomas 
Mar 23
Penny Pulz wins LPGA Circle K Tucson Golf Open 
Mar 24
58th Academy Awards - "Out of Africa", William Hurt & G Page win 
Mar 24
Suriname army capt Etienne Boerenveen arrested for cocaine smuggling 
Mar 24
US & Libya clash in Gulf of Sidra 
Mar 24
NASA publishes "Strategy for Safely Returning the Space Shuttle to Flight Status" 
Mar 25
Men's Figure Skating Championship in Geneva won by Brian Boitano (USA) 
Mar 25
Supreme Court rules Air Force could ban wearing of yarmulkes 
Mar 25
Kurt Browning (Canada) becomes 1st skater to land a quadruple jump 
Mar 26
Geffen records signs Guns & Roses 
Mar 27
Disney-MGM Studio Tour ground breaking 
Mar 28
Extremist Sikhs kill 13 hindus in Ludhiana India 
Mar 28
John N McMahon, ends term as deputy director of CIA 
Mar 29
Beatle records officially go on sale in Russia 
Mar 30
"Tango Argentino" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 198 perfs 
Mar 30
5th NCAA Women Basketball Championship: Texas beats Southern Cal 97-81 
Mar 31
167 die when Mexicana Airlines Boeing 727 crashes 
Mar 31
48th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Louisville beats Duke 72-69 
Mar 31
English Hampton Court palace destroyed by fire, 1 dead 
Mar 31
Six metropolitan county councils are abolished in England. 
Apr 1
Delhi beat Haryana by innings & 141 to win Ranji Trophy 
Apr 1
US submarine Nathaniel Green runs aground in Irish Sea 
Apr 1
World oil prices dip below $10 a barrel 
Apr 2
4 US passengers killed by bomb at TWA counter Athens Airport Greece 
Apr 2
George Corley Wallace (Gov-D-Ala) announces retirement plans 
Apr 2
NCAA adopts 3-point basketball rule (19 feet 9 inch distance) 
Apr 3
Maureen O'Boyle (future host of Current Affair) is raped 
Apr 3
US national debt hits $2,000,000,000,000 
Apr 4
Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record with 213th point of season 
Apr 5
Record for a throw-and-return boomerang toss is set (121m) 
Apr 5
US soldier & Turkish woman killed in West Berlin disco bombing 
Apr 6
15th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Pat Bradley 
Apr 6
Soccer ball juggled non-stop for 14:14 hrs 
Apr 7
Wrestlemania II at 3 locations, Hulk Hogan beats King Kong Bundy 
Apr 8
Clint Eastwood elected mayor of Carmel California, Make his day 
Apr 9
"Dallas" announces it will revive killed Bobby Ewing character 
Apr 10
"Big Deal" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 70 performances 
Apr 10
Benazir Bhutto returns to Pakistan 
Apr 10
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Apr 11
A Canadain 1921 50 cent piece auctioned in NYC for $22,000 
Apr 11
Dodge Morgan sailed solo nonstop around world in 150 days 
Apr 11
Halley's Comet makes closest approach to Earth this trip, 63 M km 
Apr 11
KXA-AM in Seattle WA changes call letters to KRPM 
Apr 12
20,000 mine workers protest closing of Hasselt Belgium mines 
Apr 13
50th Golf Masters Championship: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 279 
Apr 13
Boston Celtics end season with a 40-1 home win record 
Apr 13
Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic 
Apr 13
Pope John Paul II met Rome's Chief Rabbi Elio Toaff at Rome synagogue 
Apr 13
Spanish Grand Prix decided by 0.014 of a second 
Apr 14
21st Academy of Country Music Awards: G Strait, Alabama, R McEntire 
Apr 14
Desmond Tutu elected Anglican archbishop of Capetown 
Apr 14
Double-decker ferry sinks in stormy weather in Bangladesh killing 200 
Apr 14
US aircraft attacks 5 terrorist locations in Libya 
Apr 15
US air raids Libya, responding to La Belle disco, Berlin bombing 
Apr 15
Viv Richards century off 56 balls v England in Antigua Test Cricket 
Apr 15
The United States launches Operation El Dorado Canyon against Libya. 
Apr 16
To dispel rumors he's dead, Moammar Gadhafi appears on TV 
Apr 16
West Indies complete 5-0 demolition of England 
Apr 17
IBM produces 1st megabit-chip 
Apr 17
Netherlands & Scilly Islands sign peace treaty (war of 1651) 
Apr 17
Pulitzer prize awarded to Larry McMurtry for "Lonesome Dove" 
Apr 18
Robert M Gates, becomes deputy director of CIA 
Apr 18
Titan rocket explodes seconds after liftoff from Vandenberg AFB 
Apr 19
Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes in 15 for heavyweight boxing title 
Apr 20
"Jerry's Girls" closes at St James Theater NYC after 139 performances 
Apr 20
Michael Jordan sets NBA playoff record with 63 points in a game 
Apr 20
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Apr 20
Vladimir Horowitz performs in his Russian homeland 
Apr 21
15th Boston Women's Marathon won by I Kristiansen of Norway in 2:24:55 
Apr 21
90th Boston Marathon won by Rob de Castella of Australia in 2:07:51 
Apr 21
Bob Hering sets Formula One power boat record (165.338 mph, Ariz) 
Apr 21
Geraldo Rivera opens Al Capone's vault on TV & finds nothing 
Apr 22
Consumer Price Index drops .04% for 2nd month in a row 
Apr 22
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Apr 23
Grand Floridian Beach Resort groundbreaking 
Apr 23
Madrid-Nelli Cooman runs world record 60m indoor (7 sec) 
Apr 25
ETA bomb attacks Madrid killing 5 
Apr 25
Mswati III is crowned King of Swaziland, succeeding his father Sobhuza II. 
Apr 26
Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Marshall Holman 
Apr 26
France performs nuclear test 
Apr 26
Game between Angels & Twins delayed for 9 minutes by strong winds 
Apr 26
World's worst nuclear disaster: 4th reactor at Chernobyl nuclear power station in USSR explodes, 31 die, contamination reach much of Western Europe 
Apr 27
"Sweet Charity" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 368 performances 
Apr 27
Captain Midnight (John R MacDougall) interrupts HBO 
Apr 27
Pat Bradley wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic 
Apr 27
Soviet authorities order the evacuation of the city of Pripyat (pop. 50,000) 1 day after the Chernobyl nuclear accident 
Apr 28
Soviet TV news program Vremya annouces a nuclear accident at Chernobyl nuclear power station, 2 days after the event 
Apr 29
800,000 books destroyed by fire in LA Central Library 
Apr 29
Boston Red Sox Roger Clemens strikes out 20 Seattle Mariners 
Apr 30
Ashrita Furman peformed 8,341 somersaults over 12 miles 
Apr 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
Russian news agency 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, BC 
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 & 301st HR 
May 3
NASA launches Goes-G, it failed to achieve orbit 
May 3
NY 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 & 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 7
Iraq bombs a Tehran oil refiner 
May 10
"Rock Me Amadeus" by Falco hit #1 on UK pop chart 
May 11
Muffin Spencer-Devlin wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic 
May 12
President Reagan appoints Dr James C Fletcher NASA Administrator 
May 12
Fred Markham (US), unpaced & unaided by wind, is 1st to pedal 65 mph on a level course, Big Sand Flat, Calif 
May 14
Netherlands Institute for War Documentation publishes Anne Frank's complete diary 
May 14
Reggie Jackson hit his 537th HR passing Mickey Mantle into 6th place 
May 14
Pride of Baltimore lost at sea. 
May 15
Argentine ex-president Galtieri sentenced to 12 years 
May 16
"Top Gun" premieres 
May 16
Bobby Ewing (Patrick Duffy) comes back from dead on Dallas 
May 16
Joaquín Balaguers PRSC wins Dominican Rep parliamentary election 
May 16
South African Pres P W Botha sends Coetsee to visit Mandela 
May 16
The Seville Statement on Violence is adopted by an international meeting of scientists, convened by the Spanish National Commission for UNESCO, in Seville, Spain. 
May 17
"Chicken Song" by Spitting Image hit #1 on the UK pop chart 
May 17
112th Preakness: Alex Solis aboard Snow Chief wins in 1:54.8 
May 18
"Singin' in the Rain" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 367 perfs 
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
David Goch finishes swimming 55,682 miles in a 25-yd pool 
May 18
South African army occupies Botswana, Zimbabwe & Zambia 
May 18
Chung Kwung Ying did 2,750 "atomic" hand-stand push-ups 
May 19
Anti-apartheid activist HClane Pastoors sentenced to 10 yrs in S Afr 
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
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
May 22
Cher calls David Letterman an asshole on Late Night on NBC 
May 23
US & West Europeans veto heavier sanctions against South Africa 
May 24
Margaret Thatcher becomes 1st British PM to visit Israel 
May 24
Reginald Huffstetler trod water for 985 hrs 
May 24
Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Calgary Flames, 4 games to 1 
May 25
30,000,000 people watch "Live Aid", a benefit concert for the Ethiopian famine 
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 - 6.5 million people hold hands from California to NY 
May 25
KC 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 average over 170 mph in Indianapolis 500 
May 30
France performs nuclear test 
May 30
Barry Bonds makes his MLB debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates 
Jun 1
32nd LPGA Championship won by Pat Bradley 
Jun 1
40th Tony Awards: I'm Not Rappaport & Mystery of Edwin Drood win 
Jun 2
NYC transit system issues a new brass with steel bullseye token 
Jun 2
Regular TV coverage of US Senate sessions begins 
Jun 3
Battles in Beirut; 53 killed 
Jun 4
Jonathan Pollard, spy for Israel, pleads guilty in US court 
Jun 5
SD Padre Steve Garvey ejected for 1st time 
Jun 6
Jurgen Schull sets world discus record (74.07 m) 
Jun 6
Kathy Ormsby, a 21-year-old member of NC State track team jumps off a bridge permanently paralyzing herself 
Jun 7
118th Belmont: Chris McCarron aboard Danzig Connect wins in 2:29.8 
Jun 7
56th French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats M Navratilova (26 63 63) 
Jun 7
Madonna's single "Live to Tell" goes #1 
Jun 7
Pirates draft 3rd baseman Jeff King #1 
Jun 8
"Big Deal" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 70 performances 
Jun 8
40th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Hous Rockets, 4 games to 2 
Jun 8
56th French Mens Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats Mikael Pernfors (6-3 6-2 6-4) 
Jun 8
Alleged Nazi Kurt Waldheim elected pres of Austria 
Jun 8
Juli Inkster wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship 
Jun 8
Longest 9 inning AL game (4h16m), Balt Orioles beat Yankees 18-9 
Jun 8
Iraqi jets attack Assadabad satellite station 
Jun 9
20th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers & Loretta Lynn 
Jun 9
Angel Don Sutton (298 wins) beats White Sox Tom Seaver (306 wins) 3-0 
Jun 9
Dow Jones-index hits record 45.71 points 
Jun 9
Rogers Comm report on Challenger disaster blames Morton Thiokol 
Jun 10
A Bartlett Giamatti becomes president of baseball's NL 
Jun 10
In South Africa, the three-year-old 'State of Emergency' is renewed for another twelve months, followed by an organized campaign of civil disobedience against it. 
Jun 11
"Blacke's Magic" last airs on NBC-TV 
Jun 11
Amnesty International megaconcert 
Jun 12
P W Botha declares South African national emergency 
Jun 13
Pres Reagan criticizes South African state of emergency 
Jun 13
Steve Garvey 1st ejection from a game, after Atlanta's triple-play 
Jun 15
86th US Golf Open: Ray Floyd shoots a 279 at Shinnecock Hills GC NY 
Jun 15
Juli Inkster wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open 
Jun 15
Pravda announces high-level Chernobyl staff fired for stupidity 
Jun 16
1 day general strike in South Africa 
Jun 17
Chief Justice Warren Earl Burger resigns Antonin Scalia nominated 
Jun 18
De Havilland Twin Otter & Bell 206 helicopter collide, kills 25 
Jun 18
Don Sutton becomes 19th pitcher to win 300 games 
Jun 18
Heike Friedrich swims female world record 200m freestyle (1:57.55) 
Jun 18
Papua New Guinea score 9-455 in 60 overs v Gibraltar, ICC Trophy 
Jun 18
US House of Representatives approves Bill to impose stricter sanctions on Apartheid South Africa 
Jun 19
Argentina beats West Germany 3-2 in soccer's 13th World Cup 
Jun 20
Drs at Bethesda Naval remove 2 small benign polyps from Reagan's colon 
Jun 20
Jim Fregosi replaces Tony La Russa as White Sox manager 
Jun 21
"Living on Video" by Trans-X peaks at #61 
Jun 21
"Vienna Calling" by Falco peaks at #18 
Jun 21
Bo Jackson, Heisman Trophy winner, singns with KC Royals 
Jun 21
Heike Drechsler of East Germany long jumps 7.45 m (women's record) 
Jun 21
President Reagan gives speech defending his judicial appointments 
Jun 22
Judy Dickinson wins LPGA Rochester Golf International 
Jun 22
Pirate Radio Euro Weekend (Holland) begins transmitting 
Jun 22
Spain's premier Gonzalez' Socialist Party wins elections 
Jun 23
Pedro Morales swims world record 100m butterfly (52.84) 
Jun 23
Tip O'Neill refuses to let President Reagan address House 
Jun 24
Guy Hunt elected 1st Republican governor of Alabama in 112 years 
Jun 24
US Senate approves "tax reform" 
Jun 24
In Britain, Foreign Office Minister Lynda Chalker, meets Oliver Tambo, president of the African National Congress to discuss means of ending Apartheid without violence 
Jun 25
Former Belgium premier Vanden Boeynants sentenced for fraud 
Jun 25
Phillies give Steve Carlton, 41, his unconditional release 
Jun 26
South African journalist Zwelakhe Sisulu arrested 
Jun 27
Anne White shocks Wimbledon by wearing only a body stocking 
Jun 27
In referendum, Irish uphold ban on divorce 
Jun 27
Robby Thompson (SF) sets record, caught stealing 4 times in 1 game 
Jun 27
SF Giant Robby Thompson is caught stealing record 4 times 
Jun 27
US informs NZ it will not defend it against attack 
Jun 27
World Court rules US aid to Nicaraguan contras illegal 
Jun 27
South African Journalist and founder of the 'New Nation' newspaper, Zwelakhe Sisulu is abducted; he was released 721 days later on 2 December 1988 
Jun 28
Irish population condemns divorce 
Jun 28
Kenneth & Nellie Pike challenge Ala Dem runoff win by AG C Graddick 
Jun 28
West European leaders, meeting in the Netherlands, delay indefinitely imposing economic sanctions against South Africa 
Jun 29
Argentina becomes world champion soccer team (3-2 against W-Germany) 
Jun 29
Boston Red Sox trade for Tom Seaver 
Jun 29
Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic 
Jun 29
Sparky Anderson is 1st to win 600 games as manager in both leagues 
Jun 29
Moses Mayekiso, who was the General Secretary of the Metal and Allied Workers Union (MAWU) and became a member of the South African Communist Party (SACP), is detained for a second time and spends several months in solitary cofinement 
Jun 30
Georgia sodomy law upheld by US Supreme Court (5-4) 
Jul 2
After 14 wins, Roger Clemens suffer his 1st loss of year 
Jul 2
General strike against Pinochet regime in Chile 
Jul 2
US Supreme Court upholds affirmative action in 2 rulings 
Jul 3
Kuwait's National Assembly (Majlis al Umma) dissolves 
Jul 3
President Reagan presided over relighting of renovated Statue of Liberty 
Jul 5
93rd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats H Mandlikova (76 63) 
Jul 5
Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway sets 10K woman's record (30:13.74) 
Jul 5
Nancy Reagan cuts red, white & blue ribbon, reopening Statue of Liberty after refurbishment 
Jul 6
100th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Boris Becker beats Ivan Lendl (64 63 75) 
Jul 6
Amy Alcott wins LPGA Mazda Hall of Fame Golf Championship 
Jul 6
Bob Horner becomes 11th player to hit 4 home runs in a game 
Jul 6
Ex-minister Arturo Tolentino failed coup in Philippines 
Jul 6
Premier Nakasones Liberal Democr Party wins Japan's election 
Jul 7
IBM-PC DOS Version 3.2 (updated) released 
Jul 7
It is reported That Boy George is being treated for heroin addiction 
Jul 7
Jordan government shuts al-Fatah offices 
Jul 7
Supreme Court struck down Gramm-Rudman deficit-reduction law 
Jul 8
Farthest thrown object-an "Aerobie" flying ring, 383 m (1,257') 
Jul 8
NASA establishes Safety, Reliability Maintain & Quality Assurance 
Jul 8
Zimbabwe beats Netherlands by 25 runs to win ICC Trophy 
Jul 9
Atlanta's Dale Murphy doesn't play ending consecutive streak at 740 
Jul 9
Attorney General's Commission on pornography links hard-core porn to sex crimes 
Jul 9
Padres trade pitcher Tim Stoddard to Yankees for pitcher Ed Whitson 
Jul 9
The New Zealand parliament pass the Homosexual Law Reform Bill legalising consensual sex between men aged 16 and older 
Jul 11
Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway runs 10,000 m in world record 30:13.74 
Jul 11
Maricica Puica of Romania runs 2,000 m in 5:28.69 (record for women) 
Jul 11
Mary Beth Whitehead christens surrogate Baby M, Sara 
Jul 13
Zola Budd and Annette Cowley are banned from the Commonwealth Games, a direct consequence of Britain's refusal to support economic sanctions against the apartheid government of South Africa 
Jul 14
10 killed & 60 injured at ETA-bomb attack in Madrid 
Jul 14
2nd government of Lubbers sworn in 
Jul 14
41st US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Jane Geddes 
Jul 14
Motley Crue's Vince Neil begins 30 day sentence for vehicular homicide 
Jul 14
NASA's plan to implement recommendations of Rogers commission 
Jul 14
Paul McCartney releases "Press" 
Jul 14
Richard W Miller became 1st FBI agent convicted of espionage 
Jul 14
Shalamar's Howard Hewett acquitted in Miami of drug charges 
Jul 15
57th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-2 at Astrodome, Houston 
Jul 15
All star MVP: Roger Clemens (Boston Red Sox) 
Jul 17
Emmy 13th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 7th time 
Jul 18
115th British Golf Open: Greg Norman shoots a 280 at Turnberry Scotld 
Jul 18
Royals announce that manager Dick Howser, 50, has a brain tumor 
Jul 18
Videotapes released showing Titanic's sunken remains 
Jul 19
Indian pitcher Phil Niekro wins his 307th game tying him with 
Jul 19
Tim Witherspoon KOs Frank Bruno in 11 for heavyweight boxing title 
Jul 20
Jane Geddes wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic 
Jul 21
Barbara Palacios Teyde, 22, of Venezuela, crowned 35th Miss Universe 
Jul 21
Pleasure Island plans unveiled 
Jul 22
House of Reps impeaches Judge Harry E Claiborne on tax evasion 
Jul 23
King Hassan II meets with Israeli premier Simon Peres 
Jul 24
SF Federal jury convicts navy radioman Jerry Whitworth of espionage 
Jul 25
Sikhs extremist kill 16 hindus in Muhktsar India 
Jul 26
Lebanese kidnappers released Rev Lawrence Martin Jenco 
Jul 27
14th du Maurier Golf Classic: Pat Bradley 
Jul 27
24th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Czechoslovakia in Prague Czech (3-0) 
Jul 27
Greg Lemond is 1st American to win Tour de France 
Jul 27
Iraqi jets attack central Iranian city of Arak; Iran threatens missile attack of gulf states supporting Iraq 
Jul 28
Bomb attack in East Beirut, 25 killed 
Jul 28
NASA releases transcript from doomed Challenger, pilot Michael Smith could be heard saying, "Uh-oh!" as spacecraft disintegrated 
Jul 29
Bomb attack in West-Beirut, 30 killed 
Jul 29
Dennis Amiss scores his 100th 100, Warwickshire v Lancashire 
Jul 29
NY jury rules NFL violated antitrust laws, awards USFL $1 in damages 
Aug 1
Bert Blyleven becomes 10th pitcher to strike out 3,000 
Aug 1
Cleveland sets AL attendance record for twi-night doubleheader, 65,934 
Aug 1
Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia release from hospital after 3 week coma 
Aug 2
Jackie Joyner-Kersee (US) sets record for heptathlon (7161 pts) 
Aug 2
TODAY/PC born today 
Aug 2
Saddam Hussein offers peace in open letter to Iran 
Aug 3
Amy Alcott wins LPGA National Golf Pro-Am 
Aug 3
Willie McCovey, Bobby Doerr, & Ernie Lombardi inducted in Hall of Fame 
Aug 4
Reports of probable OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) agreement on output quotas sends oil prices higher 
Aug 5
Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway sets 5km woman's record (14:37.33) 
Aug 5
Steve Carlton is 2nd to pitch 4,000 strikeout 
Aug 5
US Senate votes for SDI-project ("Star Wars") 
Aug 5
It's revealed Andrew Wyeth of Chadds Ford, Pa, had, secretly created 240 drawings & paintings of his neighbor Helga Testorf 
Aug 6
Orioles (Dwyer & Sheets) & Rangers (Harrah) hit record 3 grand slams 
Aug 6
Phil Katz releases PKARC version 1.0, for IBM 
Aug 6
Record 3 grand slams hit in game Tx vs Balt (Harrah, Sheets & Dwyer) 
Aug 7
"Honky Tonk Nights" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 4 performances 
Aug 7
Daniel Buettner, Bret Anderson, Martin Engel & Anne Knabe begin cycling journey of 15,266 miles from Prudhoe Bay Alaska to Argentina 
Aug 8
Record 3 grandslams in a game-(Harrah-Tex, Sheets & Dwyer-Orioles) 
Aug 8
Altaf Hussain's address at Nishtar Park Karachi, announcing the establishment of the MQM political movement. 
Aug 9
"Honky Tonk Nights" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 4 perfs 
Aug 10
"Me & My Girl" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 1420 performances 
Aug 10
Betsy King wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic 
Aug 10
Billy Martin Day, his uniform number 1 retired 
Aug 10
Marquis Theater opens at 1535 Broadway NYC 
Aug 10
Pitcher Bob Forsch grand slams to lead Cards to a 5-4 win over Pirates 
Aug 11
68th PGA Championship: Bob Tway shoots a 276 at Inverness Club Toledo 
Aug 12
Iran fires missile at refinery near Baghdad; Iraq raids Iranian terminal at Sirri Island severely disrupting Iranian exports 
Aug 12
Don Baylor gets hits by a pitch for a record 25th time in a season 
Aug 12
Red Sox pitcher Tim Lollar gets a pinch-hit single 
Aug 13
KRE-AM in Berkeley CA changes call letters to KBLX (now KBFN) 
Aug 14
Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto arrested 
Aug 14
Phillies & Pirates play a 6 game series in 4 days 
Aug 15
President Reagan decides to support a replacement for Challenger 
Aug 16
Sudan rebels shoot a Fokker's F-27 down, 57 killed 
Aug 16
"Papa Don't Preach" goes #1 for 2 weeks 
Aug 16
Madonna's "True Blue" album goes #1 for 5 weeks & her single 
Aug 17
Bronze pig statue unveiled at Seattle's Pike Place Market 
Aug 17
Cindy Mackey wins LPGA MasterCard International Golf Pro-Am 
Aug 17
Pat Bradley wins LPGA Nestle World Golf Championship 
Aug 17
Rioting at DMC concert, 40 injured 
Aug 17
Red Sox trade shortstop Rey Quinones & pitcher Mike Trujillo to Mariners for shortstop Spike Owen & outfielder Dave Henderson 
Aug 18
Crockett's Tavern opens in Fort Wilderness 
Aug 18
Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Philadelphia PA on WYSP 94.1 FM 
Aug 18
Jim Kelly signs with NFL Buffalo Bills ($75 million for 5 years) 
Aug 18
John Tesh's 1st appearance on Entertainment Tonight 
Aug 18
WYSP-FM Philadelphia begins simulcasting Howard Stern Show 
Aug 19
Car bomb kills 20 in Tehran Iran 
Aug 20
Postal worker Patrick Sherrill shot 14 fellow workers dead in Edmond, Oklahoma 
Aug 20
Phils Don Carmen perfect game bid is broken in 9th 
Aug 21
"Rags" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 4 performances 
Aug 21
Ian Botham takes world-record 356th Test Cricket wkt (v NZ, The Oval) 
Aug 21
Lake Nios Volcano in Cameroon kills 1,746 
Aug 21
Red Sox Spike Owens scores 6 runs in a 24-5 rout of Cleve Indians 
Aug 21
Surinames Ronnie Brunswijks Jungle commandos kill 2 government officials 
Aug 21
Volcanic eruption in Cameroon releases poison gas, killing 2,000 
Aug 21
With 2 outs in 6th inning, Red Sox score 11 runs 
Aug 22
Gas from Volcano Chamberoen kills 1,734 (Cameroon) 
Aug 22
NASA announces tests designed to verify ignition pressure dynamics 
Aug 23
"Rags" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 4 performances 
Aug 23
Vrijkomend vulkaangas kills 1500 people in Nyos-more, Cameroon 
Aug 24
Juli Inkster wins Atlantic City LPGA Golf Classic 
Aug 25
A's Mark McGwire hits his 1st major league home run 
Aug 26
Rosa Mota wins Stuttgart female marathon (2:28:38) 
Aug 27
38th Emmy Awards presentation - Golden Girls and Cagney & Lacey dominate 
Aug 27
Protest erupt in Soweto, South Africa, demonstrating against evictions which had been carried out after an eleven week rent boycott 
Aug 28
Bolivia president Victor Paz Estensoro calls state of siege 
Aug 28
Largest wrestling crowd in Canada (69,300) at Toronto Stadium 
Aug 28
Tina Turner's star unveiled in Hollywood 
Aug 28
US Navy officer Jerry A Whitworth sentenced to 365 years for spying 
Aug 29
Heike Drechsler of East Germany ties world women's 200 m mark (21.71s) 
Aug 29
Morocco king Hassan II signs unity treaty with Libya 
Aug 30
Gelindo Bordin wins Stuttgart marathon (2:10:54) 
Aug 30
Soviet authorities arrested Nicholas Daniloff (US News World Report) 
Aug 31
Aeromexico DC-9 & small plane collide in LA, killing 82 
Aug 31
Russian cargo ship crashes into cruise ship Admiral Nakhimov; 398 die 
Sep 1
Betsy King wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic 
Sep 1
Jerry Lewis' 21st Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $34,096,733 
Sep 1
Paul McCartney releases "Press to Play" album 
Sep 1
Texas Rangers O McDowell & Porter are 7th to hit consecutive pinch HRs 
Sep 2
Cathy Evelyn Smith sentenced to 3 years for death of John Belushi 
Sep 3
Alan Ayckbourn's "Woman in Mind" premieres in London 
Sep 3
Astros & Cubs use a record 53 players in an 18 inning game 
Sep 4
189.42 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange 
Sep 4
Claude Brochu becomes CEO of Montreal Expos 
Sep 5
3rd MTV Awards: Whitney Houston wins 
Sep 5
Karachi Pakistan army storms hijacked US B-747, 19 killed 
Sep 5
NASA awards study contracts to 5 aerospace firms 
Sep 5
NASA launches DOD-1 
Sep 6
300 invitees pay $5,000 to hear Barbra Striesand's benefit concert 
Sep 6
Attack on synagogue in Istanbul, 23 killed 
Sep 6
Jozef Pribilinec speed walking world record time (15,447k) 
Sep 6
Michael Spinks TKOs Steffen Tangstad in 4 for heavyweight boxing title 
Sep 6
USSR charges correspondent Nicholas Daniloff with spying 
Sep 7
100th US Women's Tennis: M Navratilova beats Helena Sukova (63 62) 
Sep 7
106th US Men's Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats Miloslav Mecir (64 62 60) 
Sep 7
Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Cellular One-Ping Golf Championship 
Sep 7
Desmond Tutu becomes Anglican archbishop of Capetown 
Sep 7
Failed assassination attempt on Chilean dictator Pinochet, 5 killed 
Sep 7
Cleveland Browns becomes 1st team in NFL history to have a play reviewed by instant replay, Chicago 41, Browns 31 
Sep 7
Dan Marino throws his 100th career touchdown pass, the fastest QB in NFL history to do so 
Sep 8
Westinghouse sells Muzak 
Sep 8
'The Oprah Winfrey Show' is first broadcast nationally. 
Sep 9
Minn Tommy Krammer passes for 6 touchdowns vs Green Bay (42-7) 
Sep 9
NYC jury indicts Gennadly Zakharov (Soviet UN employee) of spying 
Sep 10
Bryan O'Connor named chairman of Space Flight Safety Panel 
Sep 11
Pres Mubarak receives Israeli premier Peres 
Sep 11
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Sep 11
Dow Jones Industrial Avg suffered biggest 1-day decline ever, plummeting 86.61 points to 1,792.89. 237.57 million shares traded 
Sep 12
240.49 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange 
Sep 12
Twins fire manager Ray Miller & replace him with coach Tom Kelly 
Sep 12
US professor Joseph Cicippio is kidnapped & held hostage in Beirut 
Sep 13
Bert Blyleven gives up a record 44 HRs in a season 
Sep 13
Kellye Cash (Tenn), 21, crowned 60th Miss America 1987 
Sep 14
Bo Jackson's 1st HR-a 475-foot blast (longest at Royal Stadium) 
Sep 14
Bomb attack in Paris, 2 killed 
Sep 14
Bomb explosion on airport Kimpo at Seoul, 5 killed 
Sep 14
Judy Dickinson wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic 
Sep 14
Saskatchewan & Hamilton play 1st CFL regular-season overtime game 
Sep 15
1st broadcast of "LA Law" on NBC-TV 
Sep 15
Bomb attack in Paris, 1 dead 
Sep 16
Fire in Kinross gold mine, Transvaal South Africa, 177 killed 
Sep 17
Bomb attack in Paris, 6 killed 
Sep 17
Marina Stepanova of USSR sets 400m hurdle woman's record (52.94) 
Sep 17
Mets clinch NL East Championship 
Sep 17
US Senate confirms William Rehnquist as 16th chief justice 
Sep 18
David Boon's 3rd Test cricket century, 122 v India at Madras 
Sep 19
"Captain EO" with Michael Jackson premieres 
Sep 19
Chicago White Sox Joe Crowley no-hits California Angels, 7-1 
Sep 19
Dean Jones scores 210 v India at Madras 
Sep 19
Fed health officials announce AZT will be available to AIDS patients 
Sep 20
Wichita State Shockers blow a 35-3 lead; lose 36-35 to Morehead State 
Sep 21
38th Emmy Awards: Golden Girls, Cagney & Lacey & Michael J Fox win 
Sep 21
Miami Dan Marino passes for 6 touchdowns vs NY Jets (51-45) 
Sep 21
NY Jets beat Miami Dolphins 51-45 in OT; record 884 passing yards 
Sep 21
New Orleans Saints Mel Gray returns kickoff 101 yards for a touchdown 
Sep 21
Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic 
Sep 21
SD Padre Jimmy Jones pitchs 1-hitter in his major league debut 
Sep 21
Kerry GAA beat Tyrone GAA in Croke Park during the All-Ireland Football Final by 2-15 to 1-10 thus winning the championship and a three-in-a-row. 
Sep 22
35 countries signs disarmament accord in Stockholm 
Sep 22
India v Australia Test Cricket at Madras finishes in a tie 
Sep 22
LA Dodger Fernando Valenzuela is 1st Mexican to win 20 games 
Sep 23
Astro Jim Deshaies strikes out 1st 8 Dodger of game (ends with 10) 
Sep 23
Congress selects the rose as US national flower 
Sep 25
Antonin Scalia appointed to Supreme Court 
Sep 25
Houston Astro Mike Scott no-hits SF Giants, 2-0 
Sep 26
Antonin Scalia, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice 
Sep 26
RUN-DMC is 1st rap group to hit top 10 (Raisin' Hell) 
Sep 26
William Hubbs Rehnquist, sworn in as Chief Justice of Supreme Court 
Sep 26
Bobby (Patrick Duffy) returns to Dallas, his death is attributed to his wife Pam's bad dream (erases all of last season) 
Sep 27
Senate joins House of Reps voting for sweeping tax reforms 
Sep 28
Record 23,000 start in a marathon (Mexico City) 
Sep 28
Tight end Brian Foster of RI catches NCAA record 18 passes for 327 yds 
Sep 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 
Sep 29
"Airwolf" TV Adventure; moves to USA 
Sep 29
"Designing Women" TV Comedy, debuts on CBS 
Sep 29
Cubs Greg Maddux defeats Phillies Mike Maddux (1st rookie brothers) 
Sep 29
Indians Jay Bell is 10th to hit a HR on 1st major league pitch he sees 
Sep 29
Mary Lou Retton retires as a gymnast 
Sep 29
USSR releases US journalist Nicholas Daniloff confined on spy charges 
Sep 30
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Sep 30
US releases soviet spy Gennadiy Zakharov 
Sep 30
Mordechai Vanunu, who revealed details of Israel covert nuclear program to British media, was kidnapped in Rome, Italy. 
Oct 1
President Carter's presidential library/museum dedicated in Atlanta 
Oct 1
New Zealand's Labour Government introduces a Goods and Services Tax (GST), adding 10% to the cost of most goods and services 
Oct 2
Mike Scott is 3rd NL pitcher to strike out 300 in a season (306) 
Oct 2
NY Met Dwight Gooden is 1st to strike out 200 or more in 1st 3 seasons 
Oct 2
Sikhs attempt to assassinate Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi 
Oct 3
Baltimore loses assuring Orioles of their 1st last-place finish 
Oct 3
Soviet Yankee-class sub sinks off NC, 3 die 
Oct 3
TASCC, a superconducting cyclotron at the Chalk River Laboratories, was officially opened. 
Oct 4
NY Yank Dave Righetti saves doubleheader for then record 46 saves 
Oct 4
Queen Beatrice installs dam at Oosterschelde 
Oct 4
Rachel Oliver (Mass), 20, crowned 19th Miss Black America 
Oct 5
London Sunday Times reports Israel is stocking nuclear arms 
Oct 6
Russian nuclear sub K291 sinks in Atlantic Ocean 
Oct 7
First edition of new British newspaper "Independent" published 
Oct 7
Steve Yzerman is named captain of the Detroit Red Wings, a title he would hold for over 1,300 games 
Oct 8
Mike Scott ties playoff record of 14 strikeouts, beats Mets 1-0 
Oct 8
RUN DMC calls for a day of peace among LA street gangs 
Oct 9
"Phantom of the Opera" premeires in London 
Oct 9
Gilbert Perreault, Buffalo, became 12th NHLer to score 500 goals 
Oct 9
Senate convicted US District Judge Harry E Claiborne making him 5th federal official to be removed from office through impeachment 
Oct 10
7.5 Earthquake strikes San Salvador, El Salvador 
Oct 10
Israel Prime Minister Shimon Peres resigns 
Oct 11
Reagan & Gorbachev open talks at a summit in Reykjavik, Iceland 
Oct 12
California Angels within 1 pitch of pennant victory lose to Red Sox 
Oct 12
Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh visit the People's Republic of China 
Oct 13
20th Country Music Association Award: Reba McEntire wins 
Oct 13
25th NY, NL appearance in World Series (Mets vs A's) 
Oct 13
IOC announces baseball will become a medal sport in 1992 
Oct 14
Concentration camp survivor Elie Wiesel wins Nobel Peace Prize 
Oct 14
IOC decides to stagger Winter & Summer Olympic schedule