What Happened on April 14, 1986

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 21st Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama, George Strait, and Reba McEntire win
  • Desmond Tutu elected Anglican Archbishop of Capetown
  • Double-decker ferry sinks in stormy weather in Bangladesh killing 200
  • US aircraft attacks 5 terrorist locations in Libya

Famous Birthdays

  • Anne Watanabe, Japanese model
  • Matt Derbyshire, English footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Horst Bastian, German writer and screenwriter, dies at 46

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Simone de Beauvoir, French author and feminist (The Mandarins, The Second Sex, She Came to Stay), dies of pneumonia at 78