What Happened on May 24, 1986

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Margaret Thatcher becomes 1st British Prime Minister to visit Israel

  • Reginald Huffstetler trod water for 985 hrs
  • Stanley Cup Final, Saddledome, Calgary, AL: Montreal Canadiens beat Calgary Flames, 4-3 for 4-1 series victory
1986 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Jordan Metcalfe, English actor (Genie in the House), born in Kingston-upon-Hull, East Yorkshire, England
  • Mark Ballas, American professional dancer (Dancing with the Stars), born in Houston, Texas
Born in 1986

Famous Weddings

Garth Brooks

American country singer Garth Brooks (24) weds songwriter Sandy Mahl; divorce in 2001

Famous Deaths

  • Gunnar Bjornstrand, Swedish actor (7th Seal, Devil's Eye), dies at 76
  • Stephen D Thorne, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut, dies in a plane crash at 33
  • Yakima Canutt [Enos Edward], American rodeo cowboy, actor and director(Texas Terror), dies at 90

About May 24, 1986

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 37 years and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Gemini

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Greatest Love Of All - Whitney Houston
  • UK #1 Song: The Chicken Song - Spitting Image