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Time Change 1986 in the United States

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Country: United States

Long Name: United States of America

Abbreviations: US, USA

Capital: Washington DC

Time Zones: 6 (Main Country)

Total Time Zones: 11 (with dependencies)

Dial Code: +1

Apr 27

Forward 1 hour

Apr 27, 1986 - Daylight Saving Time Started

When local standard time was about to reach
Sunday, April 27, 1986, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, April 27, 1986, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour later on Apr 27, 1986 than the day before. There was more light in the evening.

Also called Spring Forward, Summer Time, and Daylight Savings Time.

Oct 26

Back 1 hour

Oct 26, 1986 - Daylight Saving Time Ended

When local daylight time was about to reach
Sunday, October 26, 1986, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, October 26, 1986, 1:00:00 am local standard time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour earlier on Oct 26, 1986 than the day before. There was more light in the morning.

Also called Fall Back and Winter Time.

Other years: 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989 | 2018

When Does DST Start and End in the US?

Daylight Saving Time (DST) in most of the United States starts on the 2nd Sunday in March and ends on the 1st Sunday in November.

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DST in States and Federal Districts in USA in 1986
(51 in total, 48 where all observe DST, 1 which doesn't observe DST, 2 with parts on DST)

AlabamaApr 27 - Oct 26KansasApr 27 - Oct 26North DakotaApr 27 - Oct 26
AlaskaApr 27 - Oct 26KentuckyApr 27 - Oct 26OhioApr 27 - Oct 26
Arizona (northeast)Apr 27 - Oct 26LouisianaApr 27 - Oct 26OklahomaApr 27 - Oct 26
ArizonaNo DSTMaineApr 27 - Oct 26OregonApr 27 - Oct 26
ArkansasApr 27 - Oct 26MarylandApr 27 - Oct 26PennsylvaniaApr 27 - Oct 26
CaliforniaApr 27 - Oct 26MassachusettsApr 27 - Oct 26Rhode IslandApr 27 - Oct 26
ColoradoApr 27 - Oct 26MichiganApr 27 - Oct 26South CarolinaApr 27 - Oct 26
ConnecticutApr 27 - Oct 26MinnesotaApr 27 - Oct 26South DakotaApr 27 - Oct 26
DelawareApr 27 - Oct 26MississippiApr 27 - Oct 26TennesseeApr 27 - Oct 26
District of ColumbiaApr 27 - Oct 26MissouriApr 27 - Oct 26TexasApr 27 - Oct 26
FloridaApr 27 - Oct 26MontanaApr 27 - Oct 26UtahApr 27 - Oct 26
GeorgiaApr 27 - Oct 26NebraskaApr 27 - Oct 26VermontApr 27 - Oct 26
HawaiiNo DSTNevadaApr 27 - Oct 26VirginiaApr 27 - Oct 26
IdahoApr 27 - Oct 26New HampshireApr 27 - Oct 26WashingtonApr 27 - Oct 26
IllinoisApr 27 - Oct 26New JerseyApr 27 - Oct 26West VirginiaApr 27 - Oct 26
IndianaNo DSTNew MexicoApr 27 - Oct 26WisconsinApr 27 - Oct 26
Indiana (north, northwest)Apr 27 - Oct 26New YorkApr 27 - Oct 26WyomingApr 27 - Oct 26
IowaApr 27 - Oct 26North CarolinaApr 27 - Oct 26

DST in Other Locations in USA in 1986 (1 Location)

Palmyra AtollNo DST

Which States Don't Use DST?

Most of Arizona and Hawaii don't use DST. Indiana introduced DST in 2006.

Daylight Saving Time in Dependencies of USA

DependencyTypeDaylight Saving Time Period
American SamoaUnincorp. unorg. territoryNo Daylight Saving Time
GuamUnincorp. org. territoryNo Daylight Saving Time
Northern Mariana IslandsUnincorp. org. territoryNo Daylight Saving Time
Puerto RicoUnincorp. org. territoryNo Daylight Saving Time
US Minor Outlying IslandsTerritoryNo Daylight Saving Time
US Virgin IslandsUnincorp. org. territoryNo Daylight Saving Time

US dependencies do not use Daylight Saving Time (DST).

Daylight Saving Time History in United States

DST in the USA Today

Daylight Saving Time (DST) in the USA starts on the 2nd Sunday in March and ends on the 1st Sunday in November. The current schedule was introduced in 2007 and follows the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

According to section 110 of the act, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) governs the use of DST. The law does not affect the rights of the states and territories that choose not to observe DST.

Confusing DST Rules

Historically, there were no uniform rules for DST from 1945 to 1966. This caused widespread confusion, especially in transport and broadcasting. The Uniform Time Act of 1966 aligned the switch dates across the USA for the first time.

Following the 1973 oil embargo, the US Congress extended the DST period to 10 months in 1974 and 8 months in 1975, in an effort to save energy.

After the energy crisis was over in 1976, the DST schedule in the US was revised several times. From 1987 to 2006, the country observed DST for about 7 months each year.