Forever Young Timeline
January 8 – Elvis Presley’s “Don’t be Cruel/Hound Dog” single hits number one on the charts and stays in that spot for 11 weeks. January 30 – The home of Martin Luther King Jr. is bombed.
May 8 – A controversial Bill is introduced in the House of Commons that would allow the creation of the TransCanada Pipeline
December 9 –Trans-Canada Air Lines Flight 810 crashes into a mountain near Chilliwack British Columbia during inclement weather. The plane was carrying Saskatchewan Roughriders and Winnipeg Blue Bombers and their fans as they headed home after a game in Vancouver. Bodies of the passengers were not found until the following summer due to severe terrain, high altitude and the unknown specific crash location. This crash was one of the worst civilian air tragedies in the world at the time.
January 1 – The Canadian Pension Plan and the Quebec Pension plan both begin operation.
March 4 – The Munsinger Aff air is Canada’s first major political sex scandal. Star Trek premieres, starring Montreal actor William Shatner. The show would go on to have huge success becoming one of the most popular of its time.
June 30 – Parliament votes to abolish the death penalty in Canada.
February 4 – The Supreme Court of Canada rules that provinces cannot censor movies.
February 7 – Toronto Maple Leafs star player Darryl Sittler scores a whopping 10 points in one game.
April – The Timbit is first introduced.
May 25 – An assassination attempt is made in Vancouver on the life of Malkit Singh Sidhu, an Indian state cabinet minister.
June 14 – An accident on the Mindbender roller coaster at the West Edmonton Mall results in the death of three people. A fourth person on the ride was seriously injured. Top Gun is the highest grossing movie of 1986. This film, staring Tom Cruise would go on to be a popular film for generations to come..