On This Day

What Happened on March 8, 1986

Historical Events

  • 27th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Alabama, 83-72
  • 4 French TV crew members are abducted in west Beirut Lebanon
  • 7th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: St. John's beats Syracuse, 70-69
  • Japanese probe Suisei passes Halley's Comet at 109,800 km

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Martina Navratilova is 1st tennis player to earn $10 million

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova

Music releaseMusic Single

The Young Ones and Cliff Richard release new version of single "Living Doll" for Comic Relief charity

Famous Deaths

  • Hubert Fichte, German writer, dies of an AIDS related illness at 50
1986 Highlights

About March 8, 1986

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 7 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Pisces