On This Day

What Happened on December 24, 1986

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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


LoveWedding of Interest

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

President of Indonesia Joko Widodo
President of Indonesia
Joko Widodo

Famous Deaths

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