1986 facts for kids

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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 19th century20th century21st century
Decades: 1950s  1960s  1970s  – 1980s –  1990s  2000s  2010s
Years: 1983 1984 198519861987 1988 1989

1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar.

Births

Deaths

Events

Movies released

Hit songs

  • "Stimulation – Wa Wa Nee
  • "You're The Voice" – John Farnham #1
  • "No Lies" – Noiseworks
  • "Funkytown" – Psudeo Echo #1
  • "Throw Your Arms Around Me" – Hunters + Collectors
  • "(There's Gonna Be) A Showdown – The Johnnys
  • "Walk Like An Egyptian" – The Bangles
  • "Livin' On A Prayer"- Bon Jovi
  • "The Final Countdown" – Europe
  • "French Kissin' In The USA" – Debbie Harry
  • "True Colors" – Cyndi Lauper
  • "Hip To Be Square" – Huey Lewis and the News
  • "Real Wild Child (Wild One)" – Iggy Pop
  • "Hymn To Her" – The Pretenders
  • "War" – Bruce Springsteen
  • "Breakout" – Swing Out Sister
  • "I Want To Wake Up With You" – Boris Gardiner
  • "Two Of Hearts" – Stacey Q
  • "Whole Of The Moon" – Waterboys
  • "Take My Breath Away" – Berlin
  • "Glory Of Love" – Peter Cetera
  • "The Next Time I Fall" – Peter Cetera
  • "You Give Love A Bad Name" – Bon Jovi
  • "Move Away" – Culture Club
  • "That's What Friends Are For" – Dionne Warwick
  • "Hey, You!" – Divine
  • "Little Baby" – Divine
  • "Sara" – Starship
  • "Parce que je ne t'aime plus" – Dalida
  • "Le sixième jour" – Dalida
  • "Addicted To Love" – Robert Palmer
  • "Stuck With You" – Huey Lewis & the News
  • "How Will I Know" – Whitney Houston
  • "When I Think of You" – Janet Jackson
  • "West End Girls" – Pet Shop Boys
  • "Live to Tell" – Madonna
  • "Holding Back The Years" – Simply Red
  • "Stay For Awhile" – Amy Grant
  • "Papa Don't Preach" – Madonna
  • "Rock Me Amadeus" – Falco
  • "On My Own" – Patti Labelle & Michael McDonald
  • "Notorious" – Duran Duran
  • "Sometimes" – Erasure
  • "Kyrie" – Mr. Mister
  • "That Was Then, This Is Now" – The Monkees
  • "Kiss" – Prince
  • "The Greatest Love of All" – Whitney Houston
  • "Manic Monday" – The Bangles
  • "Locked In" – Judas Priest
  • "Turbo Lover" – Judas Priest
  • "Love Walks In" – Van Halen
  • "Sledgehammer" – Peter Gabriel
  • "Invisible Touch" – Genesis
  • "Living In America" – James Brown
  • "Lady In Red" – Chris de Burgh
  • "Holding Out For A Hero" – Bonnie Tyler
  • "My Hometown" – Bruce Springsteen
  • "Venus" – Bananarama

New books

  • Extinction – Thomas Bernhard
  • The Bourne SupremacyRobert Ludlum
  • The BridgeIain Banks
  • Cadillac Desert – Marc Reisner
  • The Fence Post Chronicles – W.P. Kinsella
  • The Fisher KingAnthony Powell
  • Ghost – Piers Anthony
  • The Golden Cup – Belva Plain
  • Hollywood HusbandsJackie Collins
  • I'll Take ManhattanJudith Krantz
  • In the Hollow of His Hand – James Purdy
  • ItStephen King
  • Kara Kush – Idries Shah
  • Kate Vaiden – Reynolds Price
  • Last of the Breed – Louis L'Amour
  • Leo AfricanusAmin Maalouf
  • The Light FantasticTerry Pratchett
  • Love You Forever – Robert Munsch
  • A Matter of Honour – Jeffrey Archer
  • The Moronic Inferno and Other Visits to AmericaMartin Amis
  • Nobody Lives For Ever – John Gardner
  • The Old DevilsKingsley Amis
  • A Perfect SpyJohn le Carré
  • The Prince of TidesPat Conroy
  • Red Storm RisingTom Clancy
  • Speaker for the DeadOrson Scott Card
  • Sportswriter – Richard Ford
  • Tourist Season – Carl Hiaasen
  • WanderlustDanielle Steel
  • Whirlwind – James Clavell
  • The Wizards and the Warriors – Hugh Cook

1986 Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.