1986 (MCMLXXXVI) 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 7th year of the 1980s decade.

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

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Christopher Isherwood
Phil Lynott
Donna Reed
Space Shuttle Challenger

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Olof Palme

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Georgia O'Keeffe
Ray Milland
James Cagney

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Simone de Beauvoir
Broderick Crawford

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Tenzing Norgay

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Celâl Bayar
Urho Kekkonen

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Samora Machel

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Cary Grant

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Desi Arnaz
Harold Macmillan

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