1986 – George Michael announced that Wham! would officially split during the summer.
1986 – MTV celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Monkees by airing “Pleasant Valley Sunday,” a 22-hour broadcast of Monkees TV episodes.
1986 – Whitney Houston started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘How Will I Know’, it made No.5 in the UK.
1986 – Sade started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Promise.’
1986 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “How Will I Know,” Whitney Houston. The song displaces “That’s What Friends Are For,” the No. 1 song by Houston’s cousin, Dionne Warwick.
1986 – In an episode of “The A-Team.” Boy George plays a singer mistakenly booked into a country dance hall.
1986 – Pete Townshend, Chrissie Hynde and The Communards played a charity show at London’s Albert Hall for the victims of a volcanic eruption in Colombia
1986 – Billy Ocean started a four week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going’, as featured in the film ‘The Jewel Of The Nile.’ The video was banned in the UK because it featured non-musician union members
1986 – Diana Ross marries Norwegian millionaire Arne Naess in Geneva.
1986 – Music publisher Dick James died of a heart attack aged 65. Worked with many UK 60’s acts including The Beatles.