1980s Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers About 1986 Events
Space Shuttle Columbia is launched with the first what?
A: Hispanic-American astronaut, Dr. Franklin Chang Díaz.
The Voyager 2 space probe makes its first encounter with
What happens to Space Shuttle Challenger 73 seconds after
A: It disintegrates, killing the crew of 7 astronauts, including schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe.
What animation studio is opened?
Who flees Haiti, ending 28 years of family rule?
A: President Jean-Claude Duvalier ("Baby Doc").
The Soviet Union launches what?
A: The Mir space station.
The United States Senate approves a treaty outlawing what?
Who becomes the first Filipino woman president?
A: Corazon Aquino.
Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme is what?
A: Assassinated on his way home from the cinema.
United States Navy divers find the largely intact but
heavily damaged crew compartment of what?
A: The Space Shuttle Challenger; the bodies of all seven astronauts are still inside.
Microsoft Corporation holds its what?
A: Initial public offering of stock shares.
Geraldo Rivera opens Al Capone's secret vault on The
Mystery of Al Capone's Vaults, discovering what?
A: Only a bottle of moonshine.
Who is inaugurated into his first term as President of
A: Óscar Arias.
The Montreal Canadiens win their 23rd Stanley Cup In
Calgary against what team?
A: The Flames.
Who is elected president of Austria.
A: Former United Nations Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim.
Argentina defeats who 3–2 to win the 1986 FIFA World Cup in
A: West Germany.
The Statue of Liberty is reopened to the public after what?
A: An extensive refurbishment.
What happens to Australian drug smugglers Kevin Barlow and
Brian Chambers in Malaysia?
A: They are executed.
William J. Schroeder, the second artificial
recipient, dies after how long?
A: 620 days.
Desmond Tutu becomes the first what?
A: Black Anglican Church bishop in South Africa.
United States District Court Judge Harry E. Claiborne
becomes the fifth federal official to be what?
A: Removed from office through impeachment.
Democrats regain control of the United States Senate for
the first time in how long?
A: 6 years.
Sperry Rand and Burroughs merge to form Unisys, becoming
A: The second largest computer company.
Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov is permitted to return to
Moscow after what?
A: Six years of internal exile.
Matt Groening creates what?
A: The Simpsons family.