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189 Top 10 Biggest Events of 1986

1986 was a pretty huge year in terms of historical events and this week we are stepping back in time to revisit 10 of the biggest events of this epic year! Of course we’ve got some fantastic questions to answer first and naturally, some great recommendations for you first!

digitalSoup Recommendations:


  1. Synthwave – The Prime Thanatos Youtube Channel
  2. Walking in Memphis – Marc Cohn

Usually Dave: 

  1. The Witcher’s Bestiary
  2. Sledgehammer by Peter Gabriel

Song recommendations from Mac. Band called HURT and the 2 songs are : Pogoda dla Ciebie and Zatoga G

From The Mailman we have 3 songs: 

Zombie by The Cranberries

Mmm mmm mmm mmm by The Crash Test Dummies

Interstate Love Song by Stone Temple Pilots

From Jesse

Lazy Eye – Silversun Pickups


The biggest question:

What were the Top 10 Biggest Events of 1986?

Join us for an in depth discussion of our very first digitalSoup Original Top 10 list!

Top 10 Events of 1986

  1. Marcos Flees the Philippines
  2. “It” by Stephen King is the number one book of the year
  3. Oliver North and the Iran-Contra Affair
  4. “Higher Love” by Steve Winwood takes Album of the Year at Grammy’s
  5. U.S. bombs terrorist and military targets in Libya
  6. Ernst Ruska of Germany wins Nobel Prize in Physics for creating the first electron microscope.
  7. Nintendo begins domination of the video game market by releasing Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Kid Icarus, and Dragon Quest. 
  8. The ‘85 Bears crush the Patriots in Super Bowl XX after a legendary regular season
  9. Chernobyl melts down
  10. The “Challenger” Space Shuttle tragedy

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