On This Day

What Happened on May 24, 1986

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Margaret Thatcher becomes 1st British Prime Minister to visit Israel

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • 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

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

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks

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
1986 Highlights

About May 24, 1986

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 4 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Gemini