On This Day

What Happened on March 2, 1986

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 1st million-dollar purse for a handicap race won at Santa Anita

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Edmonton's Finnish right wing Jari Kurri scores 2 goals, including the overtime winner, to lead Oilers to a 2-1 win over Philadelphia; Kurri, 100 points for the 4th straight NHL season

NHL Star Jari Kurri
NHL Star
Jari Kurri
  • Protesters try to stop Land Rover motor company being sold to US
  • Qualifier Kenny Knox is the last player to score in the 80’s (R3 80) and still win a PGA Tour event, the Honda Classic at TPC Eagle Trace; total 287 is highest winning score in PGA tournament history

Famous Deaths

  • Marcel Liebman, Belgian historian, dies at 56
  • Zafer Masri, mayor of Nablus, murdered