On This Day

What Happened on April 24, 1986

Famous Deaths

  • Bill Edrich, cricketer (39 Tests for England), dies

Person of interestWallis Simpson

Wallis Simpson [Duchess of Windsor], American divorcee whom British King Edward VIII abdicated his throne to marry, dies at 89

Duchess of Windsor Wallis Simpson
Duchess of Windsor
Wallis Simpson

1986 Highlights

About April 24, 1986

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 7 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Taurus