1986 in the United States

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Events from the year 1986 in the United States.

Incumbents[edit]

Federal Government[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

  • July 5 – The Statue of Liberty is reopened to the public after an extensive refurbishing.
  • July 18 – This unusual slow moving Four of the tornadoes were rated F4, two of which hit in Fridley, Minnesota. In Brooklyn Park, two cars were flipped and 17 properties were damaged. In Coon Rapids, eighteen properties were damaged.

August[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

  • December- The Unemployment Rate drops to 6.6%, the lowest since March 1980.
  • December 20 – Three African Americans are assaulted by a group of white teens in the Howard Beach neighborhood of Queens, New York. One of the victims, Michael Griffith, is run over and killed by a motorist while attempting to flee the attackers.
  • December 26 – After 35 years on the airwaves and holding the title of longest-running non-news program on network television, NBC airs the final episode of daytime drama Search for Tomorrow.
  • December 31 – A fire at the Dupont Plaza Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, kills 97 and injures 140.

Ongoing[edit]

Births[edit]

Full date unknown[edit]

Deaths[edit]

See also: Deaths in 1986
Gregory Jarvis – astronaut and engineer (b. 1944)
Christa McAuliffe – school teacher (b. 1948)
Ronald E. McNair – astronaut and physicist (b. 1950)
Ellison Onizuka – astronaut (b. 1946)
Judith Resnik – astronaut and engineer (b. 1949)
Francis R. Scobee – astronaut (b. 1939)
Michael J. Smith – astronaut (b. 1945)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Top Gun: By The Numbers". ByTheNumbers.com. Retrieved June 12, 2011. 

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