was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1986th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 986th year of the 2nd millennium, the 86th year of the 20th century, and the 7 in the 1980s. The 1986 denomination for the year has been in use since the early Medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era (the Common Era) became the common method in Europe for naming years.
January 1 - Spain and Portugal join the European Economic Community.
January 28 - Challenger Tragedy
February 9 - Halley's Comet passes near Earth
February 25 - Marcos Escape
February 28 - Olof Palme, Prime Minister of Sweden, is assassinated in Stockholm.
April 26 - The Chernobyl Nuclear Reactor Explodes in Russia
October 21 - Assassination of Abu Ghazaleh
January 2 - Mitha The Virgin. Vocalist of The Virgin.
January 3 - Greg Nwokolo, Indonesian Naturalized football player.
January 4 - James Milner, English footballer.
January 5 - Stefanie Hariadi Theresia, actress, model and DJ.
January 6 - Ardina Rasti, Indonesian Actress.
January 10 - Pradikta Wicaksono, vocalist of Yovie & Nuno.
January 14 - Yohan Cabaye, French footballer.
January 23 - José Enrique, Spanish footballer.
February 7 - Shinta Bachir, Indonesian artist.
February 9 - Marta, Brazilian women's soccer player
March 3 - Florian Marange, French footballer.
March 12 - Mpok Alpa, Indonesian actress, singer and comedian.
March 12 - Vega Darwanti, Indonesian presenter and comedian.
March 17 - Nikita Mirzani, Indonesian artist
March 28 - Lady Gaga, American singer, songwriter, record producer.
May 11 - Abou Diaby, French footballer.
May 25 - Dhea Ananda, Indonesian actress and singer.
May 28 - Charles N'Zogbia, French footballer.
June 13 - Keisuke Honda, Japanese soccer player
July 2 - Lindsay Lohan, American actress and singer.
July 4 - Younès Kaboul, French footballer.
July 5 - Ashkan Dejagah, Iranian football player.
July 11 - Yoann Gourcuff, French footballer.
12 July - Astrid Tiar, Indonesian actress and presenter.
July 25 - Hulk, Brazilian football player
August 21 - Ananda Omesh, Indonesian presenter.
August 22 - Stephen Ireland, Republic of Ireland footballer.
September 2 - Rafik Halliche, Algerian footballer.
September 12 - Emmy Rossum, American actress.
September 14 - Steven Naismith, Scottish footballer.
September 22 - Tarra Budiman, Indonesian actor, singer, presenter and comedian.
September 30 - Olivier Giroud, French footballer.
October 2 - Christian Loho, Indonesian actor and model.
October 13 - Gabriel Agbonlahor, English footballer.
October 15 - Lee Donghae, South Korean actor and singer
October 24 - Wayne Rooney, English footballer.
November 16 - Rafael Landry Tanubrata, member of SM*SH.
December 26 - Hugo Lloris, French footballer.
26 July - Soekarno M. Noer, veteran Indonesian actor
September 27 - Cliff Burton, musician and bass player for the band Metallica
National holidays in Indonesia
Indonesian national holidays for 1986: