1986

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1986 was the 115th year after the founding of the City of Birmingham.

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The Riverchase Galleria opened in 1986

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See also List of Birmingham homicides in 1986

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Context

In 1986, Martin Luther King Jr Day was first observed as a federal holiday. The Chicago Bears won Super Bowl XX. Space Shuttle Challenger exploded after take-off. Turner Broadcasting began to colorize black and white movie classics. Halley's Comet visited the inner solar system. The United States bombed targets in Libya. Geraldo Rivera hosted The Mystery of Al Capone's Vault. A reactor at Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant exploded. Hands Across America createsd a human chain across the U.S. Desmond Tutu became the first black Anglican Church bishop in South Africa. Fox launched as America's fourth television network. The New York Mets won their second World Series.

Notable films of 1986 included Top Gun, Crocodile Dundee, Platoon, and Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Larry McMurtry won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for Lonesome Dove.

Notable births in 1986 included Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf, Lindsay Lohan, Tahj Mowry, and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. Notable deaths in 1986 included Desi Arnaz, James Cagney, Cary Grant, Benny Goodman, Frank Herbert, L. Ron Hubbard, and Donna Reed.

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