What Happened on May 24, 1986

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Margaret Thatcher becomes 1st British PM to visit Israel

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • Reginald Huffstetler trod water for 985 hrs
  • Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Calgary Flames, 4 games to 1

Famous Birthdays

  • Jordan Metcalfe, English actor
  • Mark Ballas, professional dancer

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Country singer Garth Brooks marries songwriter Sandy Mahl

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks

Famous Deaths

  • Gunnar Bjornstrand, actor (7th Seal, Devil's Eye), dies at 76
  • Stephen D Thorne, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut, dies in a plane crash at 33
  • Yakima Canutt, actor/director (Diary of a Young Comic), dies at 91