30 Years of Adam: 1986

Adam Reisinger, the creator of AdamReisinger.com, turns 30 on May 17, 2010. As part of the countdown to his 30th birthday, AdamReisinger.com looks back on the major events in the world on May 17th each year since 1980.
As Adam turned 6, he celebrated his birthday in Connecticut for the first time. But there was no celebrating in the Middle East, as war was on the verge of breaking out in Syria and an Afghan jet was downed in Pakistan. But that was TOTALLY the last time there were any problems in that region... really.

In the 112th Preakness Stakes, Snow Chief easily defeated Kentucky Derby winner Ferdinand, avenging a 19-length loss in the Derby. The Celtics were just as dominant in the NBA, winning 111-107 over the Bucks to take a 3-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference Finals, en route to their 16th NBA title. Who knew then that it would be another 22 years before they'd add to that total.

Despite a 6-2 loss to the Dodgers, the Mets held a 3-game lead over the Expos in the NL East and had the best record in baseball. The Mets would go on to win the World Series that year, and have been waiting even longer than the Celtics to add to their title collection, making nearly-30-year-old Adam as bitter as six-year-old Adam was happy.

Notable May 17, 1986 birthdays:
- "actor" Tahj Mowry
- football player Keenan Lewis