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1986


Jan
1
Release: The FlyThe film The Fly is released (1986)Top 10 Best Horror Movie Remakes

6
Birthday of Alex TurnerBirthday of Alex Turner (1986)Top 10 Arctic Monkeys Songs
Top 10 Alternative Bands of the 2000s

13
Birthday of Joannie Rochette Birthday of Joannie Rochette (1986)Olympic Medal Winner Joannie Rochette's Healing Process

17
Release: Iron EagleThe film Iron Eagle is released (1986)Top 10 Aerial Movie Dogfights

23
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts its first membersThe Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts its first members: Little Richard, Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley (1986)The Day the Music Died: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper
The Life and Career of Elvis Presley

28
Space Shuttle Challenger DisasterSpace Shuttle Challenger Disaster takes place (1986)Challenger Disaster: A Space Flight Tragedy
Top 10 Craziest Events Caught on Live TV
Top 10 Televised Events of All Time
Top 10 Moments That Made The World Stand Still

Feb
1
Comic book debut of Booster Gold.Comic book debut of the DC superhero Booster Gold in Booster Gold #1.Superhero Origins: Booster Gold

1
The TV show Inspector Gadget airs its last episodeThe TV show Inspector Gadget airs its last episode (1986)Top 10 Greatest Cartoon Show Theme Songs

4
Release: Janet Jackson's breakthrough album, Control, is releasedJanet Jackson's breakthrough album, Control, is releasedJanet Jackson Bio: Life and Career of the Singer and Actress

11
Release: Ferris Bueller's Day OffThe film Ferris Bueller's Day Off is released (1986)Top 10 Trends of the 1980s

14
Release: The Final Countdown by Europe is releasedThe Final Countdown by Europe is released (1986)Top 10 Hard Rock Anthems

20
Theatrical release of '9 1/2 Weeks'.Theatrical release of '9 1/2 Weeks'. This erotic drama focused on the short term romantic affair between Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke's characters.Top 10 Movie Stripteases

24
Metallica album Master of Puppets is released on this day.Metallica album Master of Puppets is released on this day (1986).Top 10 Guitar Riffs of the All Time

27
Death of Jacques Plante Death: Jacques Plante (1986)Jacques Plante: The Mask

28
Release: Pretty in PinkThe film Pretty in Pink is released (1986)Top 10 Trends of the 1980s

Mar
7
Release: HighlanderThe film Highlander is released (1986)Top 10 Best Sean Connery Performances

7
The TV series Diff'rent Strokes airs its last episodeThe TV series Diff'rent Strokes airs its last episode (1986)Top 10 Sitcom Catchphrases

13
Microsoft goes public Microsoft goes public (1986)Microsoft History: Windows, Office, IE and Xbox 360

24
Release: Van Halen album, 5150, is releasedVan Halen's seventh album and first with Sammy Hagar, '5150,' is releasedTop 10 Hard Rock Bands of the 1980s

28
Birthday of Lady GagaBirthday of Lady Gaga (1986)Lady Gaga Biography and Origins
Interview With Lady Gaga
Unseen Lady Gaga 2008 Footage - 'Just Dance', 'Love Game'
Another Top 10 Hated Musical Artists
Top 10 Music Feuds and Rivalries
Top 10 Decade Defining Songs of the 2000s
Top 10 Musicians with Alter Egos

Apr
9
Birthday of Leighton Meester Birthday of Leighton Meester (1986)How To Dress Like Your Favorite Gossip Girl

14
Death of Simone de BeauvoirDeath of Simone de Beauvoir (1986)Top 10 Women’s Activists

22
Birthday of Amber HeardBirthday of Amber Heard (1986)Top 10 Scream Queens

25
Release: Peter Gabriel Song Sledgehammer is releasedPeter Gabriel Song Sledgehammer is released (1986).Top 10 Best Animated Music Videos

26
Chernobyl disaster took placeA catastrophic nuclear accident known as the Chernobyl disaster occurred at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine. (1986)Top 10 Defining Moments of 1980s America
Top 10 Man-Made Disasters

28
Birthday of Jenna Ushkowitz Birthday of Jenna Ushkowitz (1986)Gleeks, Get Your Glee Facts and History Lesson

May
2
Release: No Retreat, No SurrenderNo Retreat, No Surrender is released (1986)Top 10 Jean-Claude Van Damme Splits

13
Birthday of Robert Pattinson Birthday of Robert Pattinson (1986)Life After Twilight: What Will Happen To Its Stars?

16
Birthday of Megan FoxBirthday of actress Megan Fox (1986)Top 10 Sexy Female Movie Villains
Top 10 Girl-On-Girl Movie Kisses

16
Release: Top GunThe film Top Gun is released (1986)Top 10 Aerial Movie Dogfights
Top 10 Greatest Airplane Movies
Top 10 Movie Drinking Games
Top 10 Trends of the 1980s

31
Birthday of Waka Flocka FlameBirthday of Waka Flocka Flame, an American rapper.Interview with Waka Flocka Flame

Jun
11
Birth of actor Shia LaBeouf.Birthday of Shia LaBeouf (1986)Top 10 Celebrity Falls from Grace
Top 10 Unintentionally Annoying Movie Characters

11
Release: Theatrical release of Ferris Buellers Day Off.Theatrical release of Ferris Buellers Day Off. The comedy starring Matthew Brodrick about wagging school in order to have a day out with his friends.In Memory of Hollywood Director John Hughes
Top 10 4th Wall Breaks in Film

13
Birthday of Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen Birthday of Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen (1986)How to Get Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's Style

13
Release: Release of Back to SchoolRelease of Back to School (1986)Top 10 Memorable School Speeches in Movies

21
Birthday of Lana Del Rey.Birthday of Lana Del Rey.Lana Del Rey: Bio and Origins of 'Video Games' Singer

22
Hand of God goal by Diego Maradona Hand of God goal by Diego Maradona (1986)Diego Maradona: Biography from Argentina to Napoli
Top 10 Controversial Calls in Sports History
Top 10 Crazy Moments in Sports

27
Release: LabyrinthThe film Labyrinth is released (1986)Top 10 Creepy Kids Movies

Jul
2
Birthday of Lindsay LohanBirthday of Lindsay Lohan (1986).Top 10 Celebrity Falls from Grace
Lindsay Lohan Biography: From The Parent Trap to the Courtroom
Top 10 Lip Sync Fails
Top 10 Actors Who Crashed As Musicians

2
Release: The Great Mouse Detective is releasedThe Great Mouse Detective is released (1986)Top 10 Disney Villain Songs
Another Top 10 Animated Disney Villains

4
Release: Run-D.M.C. and Aerosmith song Walk This Way is releasedRun-D.M.C. and Aerosmith song Walk This Way is released (1986)Top 10 Music Videos of All Time

18
Release: AliensThe film Aliens is released (1986)Top 10 Movie Comeback Lines
Top 10 Dramatic Slow Motion Scenes
Top 10 Movies of the 1980s
Top 10 Action Movies of the 1980s
Top 10 Career Defining Movies
Top 10 Movie Traitors
Top 10 Sci-Fi Movie Duels

21
Release: Peter Gabriel Song Sledgehammer is releasedPeter Gabriel Song Sledgehammer is released (1986).Top 10 Music Videos of All Time

25
The song (I Just) Died In Your Arms by Cutting Crew is released in the UKThe song (I Just) Died In Your Arms by Cutting Crew is released in the UK (1986)Top 10 Cheesiest One-Hit Wonders of the 1980s

27
Release: Rage for Order is releasedRage for Order is released (1986)Top 10 Queensryche Songs

Aug
8
Release: The Transformers: The MovieThe film The Transformers: The Movie is released (1986)Top 10 Movie Continuations of TV Series
Top 10 Animated Villains Excluding Disney and Pixar
Top 10 Saddest Cartoon Movie Moments

8
The TV series Knight Rider airs its last episodeThe TV series Knight Rider airs its last episode (1986)Top 10 Live-Action TV Cars

15
Release: The FlyThe film The Fly is released (1986)Top 10 Character Transformations in Movies
Top 10 Practical Special Effects in Movies

17
Pixar Animation Studios is foundedPixar Animation Studios is founded (1986).Top 10 Pixar Movies

18
Release: Bon Jovi album, Slippery When Wet, is releasedBon Jovi's third album, 'Slippery When Wet,' is releasedTop 10 Hard Rock Bands of the 1980s

21
Birthday of Usain Bolt Birthday: Usain Bolt (1986) The Life and Career of Usain Bolt

22
Release: Stand By MeThe film Stand By Me is released (1986)Top 10 Movie Narrations
Top 10 Stephen King Adaptations

28
Birthday of Mohombi Birthday of Mohombi (1986)Mohombi On Working with RedOne and Akon

29
Birthday of Lea Michele Birthday of Lea Michele (1986)Gleeks, Get Your Glee Facts and History Lesson

29
Release: CaravaggioThe film Caravaggio is released (1986)Top 10 Sean Bean Deaths

Sep
1
Watchmen graphic novel debutsDebut of the graphic novel Watchmen. Created by writer Alan Moore, artist Dave Gibbons, and colorist John Higgins, it was serialized as a limited series by DC Comics in 1986 and 1987 Superhero Origins: Rorschach
Superhero Origins: Dr. Manhattan

3
Birthday of Shaun WhiteBirthday of Olympic snowboarder and X-games star Shaun White.Shaun White Biography: Olympic Snowboarder's Life and Career

5
Release: You Can Call Me Al by Paul SimonYou Can Call Me Al by Paul Simon (1986)Top 10 Happy-Sounding Songs That Are Actually Depressing

9
Release: The Phantom of the Opera has first performance at Her Majesty's Theatre in London'The Phantom of the Opera' musical has its first performance at Her Majesty's Theatre in London, EnglandTop 10 Broadway Musicals

10
Release: River's Edge is releasedRiver's Edge is released (1986)Top 10 Keanu Reeves Roles

13
Premiere of 'The Real Ghostbusters' TV series.Premiere of 'The Real Ghostbusters' TV series.Top 10 Cartoons of the 1980s

15
Release: ItThe Stephen King novel It is released (1986)Top 10 Stephen King Adaptations

15
The TV series L.A. Law airs its first episodeThe TV series L.A. Law airs its first episode (1986)Top 10 Satisfying Deaths of Hated TV Characters

23
Debut of the American legal drama Matlock.Debut of the American legal drama Matlock. Andy Griffith starred in the title role of criminal defense attorney Ben Matlock.Top 10 Television Lawyers

24
Release: The Name of the RoseThe film The Name of the Rose is released (1986)Top 10 Medieval Movies

26
Release: Crocodile DundeeThe film Crocodile Dundee is released (1986)Top 10 Greatest Movie Knife Fights

27
Death of Cliff BurtonDeath of Cliff Burton (1986).Top 10 Rock Bassists

Oct
9
Fox Broadcasting Company launchedWe count down the Top 10 Fox Television shows of all timeTop 10 Fox Television Shows of All Time

17
Release: The Color of MoneyThe film The Color of Money is released (1986)Top 10 Gambling Movies

24
Birthday of DrakeBirthday of Hip Hop artist, Drake (1986)Drake Biography and Origins
Top 10 Hip-Hop Feuds and Rivalries

24
Release: Soul ManThe film Soul Man is released (1986)Top 10 Racially Offensive Movie Characters

31
Release: Livin' on a Prayer by Bon Jovi is releasedLivin' on a Prayer by Bon Jovi is released (1986)Top 10 Hard Rock Anthems

Nov
1
Birthday of Penn Badgley Birthday of Penn Badgley (1986)How To Dress Like Your Favorite Gossip Girl

7
Release: Sid and NancySid and Nancy, a film about the life of Sex Pistol Sid Vicious (1986)Top 10 Music Biopic Performances

14
Release: HoosiersThe film Hoosiers is released (1986)Top 10 Best Sports Movie Speeches
Top 10 Inspirational Sports Movies

15
Release: Beastie Boys debut, Licensed to Ill, is releasedThe Beastie Boys debut album Licensed to Ill is released (1986)Top 10 Beastie Boys Songs
Top 10 Greatest Rap Debut Albums
The History of the Beastie Boys

20
The TV show G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero airs its last episodeThe TV show G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero airs its last episode (1986)Top 10 Greatest Cartoon Show Theme Songs

22
Mike Tyson becomes youngest Heavyweight champion in boxing history Mike Tyson defeats Trevor Berbick to become youngest Heavyweight champion in boxing history (1986)The Life and Career of Mike Tyson

25
Birth of Amber Hagerman, American kidnapping and murder victim led to the creation of the 'AMBER Alert'Top 10 kidnappings that shocked the United States.Top 10 Kidnappings That Shocked the U.S.

29
Cary Grant Death of Cary Grant (1986)Top 10 Actors from the United Kingdom

29
Death of Cary GrantDeath of Cary Grant (1986)Top 10 Ultimate Decade Defining Actors
Top 10 Romantic Male Actors

Dec
1
Death of Bobby LayneDeath of Bobby Layne (1986).Top 10 Sports Curses

12
Release: Three AmigosThe film Three Amigos is released (1986)Top 10 Memorable Movie Insults

18
Release: Platoon is releasedThe film Platoon is released (1986)Top 10 Movies of the 1980s

19
Release: PlatoonThe film Platoon is released (1986)Top 10 Dramatic Slow Motion Scenes
Top 10 Dramatic Movie Deaths
Top 10 Movie Soldiers
Top 10 Movie Traps

30
Birthday of Ellie Goulding Birthday of Ellie Goulding (1986)Interview with Singer-Songwriter Ellie Goulding