What Happened on March 2, 1986

Historical Events

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

Sports History

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

  • 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

Sports History

The first million dollar purse for a handicap race is won by British bred 5-year old Greinton with Laffit Pincay Jr. aboard taking out the $1,359,500 Santa Anita Handicap

1986 History

Famous Deaths

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

About March 2, 1986

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 3 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Pisces

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Kyrie - Mr. Mister
  • UK #1 Song: Chain Reaction - Diana Ross