On This Day

What Happened on March 9, 1986

Historical Events

  • 16th Easter Seal Telethon raises $30,100,000
  • 33rd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Duke beats Georgia Tech, 68-67
  • NASA announces searchers found remains of Challenger astronauts
  • Soviet probe Vega 2 flies by Halley's Comet at 8,030 km

Famous Birthdays

  • Brittany Snow, American actress (Guiding Light), born in Tampa, Florida

Famous Deaths

  • Ned Calmer, TV host (In the First Person), dies at 78
1986 Highlights

About March 9, 1986

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 8 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Pisces