On This Day

What Happened on December 24, 1986

Historical Events

  • French hostage Aurel Cornea, held in Lebanon for 9 months, released
  • Iran offensive against Iraqi islands of Shatt al-Arab

Famous Birthdays

  • Edward Southall, British composer, born in Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • Riyo Mori, Japanese actress & model (Miss Universe 2007), born in Shizuoka, Japan

Famous Weddings

Joko Widodo

President of Indonesia Joko Widodo (25) weds Iriana (23) in Solo, Central Java

Famous Deaths

  • Gardner Fox, American author (Zatanna), dies at 75
1986 Highlights

About December 24, 1986

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 11 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Capricorn