On This Day

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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Desmond Tutu elected Anglican Archbishop of Capetown

Anglican Archbishop and Activist Desmond Tutu
Anglican Archbishop and Activist
Desmond Tutu
  • 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, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Matt Derbyshire, English footballer, born in Great Harwood, United Kingdom

Famous Deaths

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

Person of interestSimone de Beauvoir

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