Historical Events of 1986

Can you name the significant events of 1986?

January 1Spain and this neighboring nation join the EEC, a precursor to the European Union
January 28This Space Shuttle breaks apart only 73 seconds after launch, killing all crew members
February 7This Haitian dictator flees the country after a popular uprising
February 19This famous Soviet and Russian space station is launched
February 26 After ruling the country for more than 20 years, this president of the Philippines goes into exile
February 28This Swedish prime minister is assassinated on his way home from the cinema
March 4The Vega I probe returns images of this comet's nucleus, making its second pass of the 20th century through the solar system
March 25 This movie, produced and directed by Sydney Pollack, wins 'Best Picture' at the Academy Awards
April 15The US attacks targets in this country, as a response to a discotheque bombing in West Berlin
April 26A nuclear disaster occurred at this Soviet power plant
May 9This Tibetan, who first summited Mount Everest with Edmund Hillary, dies at 71
May 24This British prime minister becomes the first to visit Israel while in office
June 22This Argentinian football legend knocks England out of the World Cup with the 'Hand of God'
August 21An eruption of carbon dioxide at Lake Nyos kills nearly 2,000 people in this country
September 8This woman, eventually dubbed 'Queen of All Media', begins her Chicago-based talk show
October 9This Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, featuring 'The Music of the Night', makes its debut
October 27This team defeats the Boston Red Sox 8-5 in Game 7 to win the World Series
November 15This NYC-based rap trio releases their debut album, 'Licensed to Ill'
November 22After beating Trevor Berbick in Las Vegas, this 20-year old boxer wins the WBC Heavyweight title
December 10This Romanian-born author of 'Night' accepts the Nobel Peace Prize
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