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  • Major Events of 1986



    NBA: Boston Celtics vs. Houston Rockets Series: 4-2
    NCAA Football: Penn State Record: 12-0-0
    Heisman Trophy: Vinny Testaverde, miami-fl, QB points: 2,213
    Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens vs. Calgary Flames Series: 4-1
    Super Bowl XX: Chicago Bears vs. New England Patriots Score: 46-10
    US Open Golf: Ray Floyd Score: 279 Course: Shinnecock Hills GC Location: Southhampton, NY
    World Cup: Argentina vs. West Germany Score: 3-2
    World Series: New York Mets vs. Boston Red Sox Series: 4-3

    Popular Music

    1."That's What Friends Are For" ... Dionne Warwick and Friends
    2."How Will I Know" ... Whitney Houston
    3."Kryie" ... Mr. Mister
    4."Sara" ... Starship
    5."These Dreams" ... Heart
    6."Rock Me Amadeus" ... Flaco
    7."Kiss" ... Prince
    8."Addicted to Love" ... Robert Palmer
    9. "West End Girls" ... Pet Shop Boys
    10."Greatest Love of All" ... Whitney Houston

    Top Ten Movies

    1. Aliens
    2. An American Tail
    3. Back to School
    4. Cobra
    5. The Color of Money
    6. The Color Purple
    7. Crocodile Dundee
    8. Down and Out in Beverly Hills
    9. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    10. The Golden Child


    Most Popular Books

    1. "It" by Stephen King
    2. "Red Storm Rising" by Tom Clancy
    3. "Whirlwind" by James Clavell
    4. "The Bourne Supremacy" by Robert Ludlum
    5. "Hollywood Husbands" by Jackie Collins

    1. "Fatherhood" by Bill Cosby
    2. "Fit for Life" by Harvey and Marilyn Diamond
    3. "His Way" by Kitty Kelly
    4. "The Rotation Diet" by Martin Katahn
    5. "You're Only Old Once" by Dr. Seuss

    Most Popular Television Shows

    1. The Cosby Show (NBC)
    2. Family Ties (NBC)
    3. Cheers (NBC)
    4. Murder She Wrote (NBC)
    5. The Golden Girls (NBC)
    6. 60 Minutes (CBS)
    7. Night Court (NBC)
    8. Growing Pains (ABC)
    9. Moonlighting (ABC)
    10. Who's the Boss? ( ABC)

    Academy Awards

    Best Picture:"Out of Africa"
    Best Director: Sydney Pollack ... "Out of Africa"
    Best Actor:Paul Newman ... "The Color of Money"
    Best Actress:Marlee Matlin ... "Children of a Lesser God"

    Grammy Awards

    Record of the Year: "Higher Love" ... Steve Winwood
    Song of the Year: "That's What Friends Are For" ... Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager
    Best Album:"Graceland" ... Paul Simon
    Male Vocalist: Steve Winwood ... "Higher Love"
    Female Vocalist:Barbra Streisand ... "The Broadway Album"

    Nobel Prizes


    The prize was awarded jointly to:

    HERSCHBACH, DUDLEY R., U.S.A., Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, b. 1932;

    LEE, YUAN T., U.S.A., University of California, Berkeley, CA, b. 1936 (in
    Hsinchu, Taiwan); and

    POLANYI, JOHN C., Canada, University of Toronto, Toronto, b. 1929:

    "for their contributions concerning the dynamics of chemical elementary

    SOYINKA, WOLE, Nigeria, b. 1934:

    "who in a wide cultural perspective and with poetic overtones fashions the
    drama of existence"

    WIESEL, ELIE, USA, b. 1928: Chairman of 'The President's Commission on the Holocaust'. Author, humanitarian.
    Physiology or Medicine

    The prize was awarded jointly to:

    COHEN, STANLEY, U.S.A., Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, b. 1922; and

    LEVI-MONTALCINI, RITA, Italy and U.S.A., Institute of Cell Biology of the
    C.N.R., Rome, Italy, b. 1909 (in Turin, Italy):

    "for their discoveries of growth factors"

    The prize was awarded by one half to:

    RUSKA, ERNST, Federal Republic of Germany, Fritz- Haber-Institut der
    Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin, b. 1906, d. 1988:

    "for his fundamental work in electron optics, and for the design of the
    first electron microscope"

    and the other half jointly to:

    BINNIG, GERD, Federal Republic of Germany, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, R&Mac217;schlikon, Switzerland, b. 1947; and

    ROHRER, HEINRICH, Switzerland, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Ruschlikon, Switzerland, b. 1933:

    "for their design of the scanning tunneling microscope"

    Pulitzer Prizes

    Drama:Larry McMurtry ... "Lonesome Dove"
    History: Walter A. McDougall ... "The Heavens and the Earth"
    International Reporting: Lewis M. Simons, Pete Carey & Katherine Ellison ... "San Jose (CA) Mercury News"
    National Reporting:Arthur Howe ... "Philadelphia Inquirer
    Craig Flournoy & George Rodrigue ... "Dallas Morning News"
    Public Service:"Denver Post"

    Tony Awards

    Best Play: "I'm Not Rappaport" ... Herb Gardner
    "The Mystery of Edwin Drood"
    "Best Actor in a play: Judd Hirsch ... "I'm Not Rappaport
    Best Actress in a play:Bernadette Peters ... "Song & Dance"