The space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after takeoff.
Devastation in the Ukraine as a nuclear plant called Chernobyl suffered a cataclysmic melt down.
The Fox network debut.
Microsoft introduces “Windows”
1986 was the International Year of Peace.
FADS and ENTERTANMENT
MOVIES: “Platoon” “Top Gun” & “Aliens”.
T.V.: “The Cosby Show” “Cheers” and “Moonlighting”
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame opened its doors for the first time and welcomed Elvis, Buddy, Chuck, Fats & the Godfather of Soul.
“We are the World” was recorded to help eliminate world hunger.
Nintendo offered us video games to play at home.
From his solo album “So”
This was Peter Gabriel's first and, to this date, only number-one hit in the United States.
It replaced "Invisible Touch" by his former band Genesis at number one.
The song was nominated for 3 Grammy Awards: Best Male Rock Vocal Performance, Song of the Year, and Record of the Year.
Here’s Peter Gabriel with “Sledgehammer” your #1@1 from July 1986