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Headlines From 1986 Events UK

Recipients love to read what was happening in the world on a date that has a special meaning to them, such as a birthday or anniversary, as it creates a fascinating connection with their past. A 1986 Newspaper offers the ultimate insight into 1986 news as it offers a true window into how the world once was, reported first hand from those living at that time. Birthday Newspapers offer a wonderful trip down memory lane, and the personal nature of this present will show that you have put a lot of thought into your gift.

Headlines From 1986 Events

Not only will your newspaper be a fantastic way to discover 1986 history but it will also be a treasured gift of high sentimental value. This is made even more special with the certificate of authenticity included with every 1986 newspaper, at no extra charge. This can be personalised with not only the recipients name and the occasion but also a personal message. Add the perfect finishing touch to this special gift with one of our many stunning presentation options, ranging from commemorative keepsake folders to beautifully crafted gift boxes.

These look great but will also help to store your 1986 newspaper so that it can be referred to and enjoyed for many years to come. Not just by the person receiving it but by future generations that will enjoy sharing trips down memory lane as the 1986 pictures, headlines and news reports bring back fond memories from the past.

Newspaper 1986 Article Coverage

Please see below for a breakdown of important events that happened in 1986 which are likely to be covered in your newspaper dependent on the date selected. If you're looking for specific 1986 news headlines then please feel free to contact our archivist team who are experts when it comes to researching old newspapers from this significant period of historical interest.

Date Event
20th January 1986The United Kingdom and France announce plans to construct the Channel Tunnel.
28th January 1986The STS-51-L Space Shuttle ‘Challenger’ disintegrates seventy-three seconds after launch, killing the entire crew of seven astronauts, including schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe.
19th February 1986The Soviet Union launches the ‘Mir’ space station.
13th March 1986Irish race mare ‘Dawn Run’ wins the Cheltenham Gold Cup, becoming the first racehorse to complete the Champion Hurdle and Cheltenham Gold Cup double.
31st March 1986A fire devastates Hampton Court Palace in Surrey.
17th April 1986British journalist John McCarthy is kidnapped in Beirut and three other people are also found dead. McCarthy is eventually released in August 1991.
17th April 1986A treaty ends the Three Hundred and Thirty Five Years' War between the Netherlands and the Isles of Scilly.
26th April 1986 One of the reactors at the Chernobyl nuclear plant explodes in Ukraine, creating the world's worst nuclear disaster. Thirty-one people are killed directly by the incident and many more die from cancer in later years. Several thousand people are exposed to significant amounts of radioactive material, making vast territories in Ukraine and Belarus uninhabitable.
26th May 1986The European Community adopts the European flag.
29th June 1986Argentina defeats West Germany 3-2 to win the 1986 FIFA World Cup.
23rd July 1986Prince Andrew, Duke of York, marries Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey.
7th September 1986Desmond Tutu becomes the first black Anglican Church bishop in South Africa.
12th October 1986The Queen and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, visit the People's Republic of China.
27th October 1986The Big Bang in the London Stock Exchange abolishes fixed commission charges, paving the way for electronic trading.
6th November 1986A British International Helicopters’ Boeing 234LR Chinook crashes 2.5 miles east of Sumburgh Airport, killing forty-five people. This is the deadliest civilian helicopter crash on record.
22nd November 1986Mike Tyson wins his first world boxing title by defeating Trevor Berbick in Las Vegas.
23rd December 1986‘Voyager’ completes the first non-stop circumnavigation of the earth by air without refuelling. The journey is completed in nine days, three minutes and forty-four seconds.
29th December 1986Former Prime Minister Harold Macmillan (b. 1894) dies.
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A Newspaper From 1986

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