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

Sports History

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

Music Single

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

1986 History

Famous Deaths

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

About March 8, 1986

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 37 years and 24 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