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 (She Came to Stay), dies of pneumonia at 78