On This Day

What Happened on July 24, 1986

Historical Events

  • 13th Commonwealth Games open in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • SF Federal jury convicts navy radioman Jerry Whitworth of espionage

Famous Birthdays

  • Alissa Firsova, Russian-British classical pianist and composer (Tree of Hope; Paradiso), and conductor, born in Moscow, Russia
  • Andrei Lutai, Russian figure skater
  • Megan Park, Canadian actress

Famous Deaths

  • Fritz A Lipman, discoverer (co-enzymes, Nobel 1953), dies at 87
  • Laurie Nash, Australian cricket fast-bowler (2 Tests, 10 wickets) and VFL player & coach (South Melbourne), dies at 76
1986 Highlights

About July 24, 1986

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 4 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo