What Happened on March 8, 1986

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 27th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Alabama, 83-72
  • 4 French TV crew members are abducted in west Beirut Lebanon
  • 7th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: St. John's beats Syracuse, 70-69
  • Japanese probe Suisei passes Halley's Comet at 109,800 km

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Martina Navratilova is 1st tennis player to earn $10 million

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova

Famous Deaths

  • Hubert Fichte, German writer, dies of an AIDS related illness at 50