What Happened on March 24, 1986

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 58th Academy Awards: "Out of Africa", William Hurt & Geraldine Page win
  • NASA publishes "Strategy for Safely Returning the Space Shuttle to Flight Status"
  • Suriname army capt Etienne Boerenveen arrested for cocaine smuggling
  • US & Libya clash in Gulf of Sidra

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony McMahon, English footballer
  • Kohei Hirate, Japanese racing driver

Famous Deaths

  • Sarah Cunningham, actress (Nurse Andrews-Trapper John MD), dies at 67