On This Day

What Happened on March 24, 1986

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

58th Academy Awards: "Out of Africa", William Hurt & Geraldine Page win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Men's International Professional Tennis Council announces Jimmy Connors' 10 week suspension and $20,000 fine for storming off the court after defaulting against Ivan Lendl at Boca Raton, Florida in February

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
  • NASA publishes "Strategy for Safely Returning the Space Shuttle to Flight Status"
  • Suriname army capt Etienne Boerenveen arrested for cocaine smuggling
  • US & Libya clash in Gulf of Sidra

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony McMahon, English footballer
  • Kohei Hirate, Japanese racing driver

Famous Deaths

  • Sarah Cunningham, actress (Nurse Andrews-Trapper John MD), dies at 67