On This Day

What Happened on August 24, 2001

Historical Events

  • Air Transat Flight 236 runs out of fuel over the Atlantic Ocean (en route to Lisbon from Toronto) and makes an emergency landing in the Azores.

Famous Deaths

  • Bettejane "Jane" Greer, American actress (Out of the Past, Prisoner of Zenda, Clown), dies at 76
  • Hank Sauer, American baseball left fielder (NL MVP, HR leader, RBI leader 1952; MLB All Star 1950, 52; Chicago Cubs), dies from a heart attack at 84
  • Raymond Wilding-White, American composer, dies at 78
2001 Highlights

About August 24, 2001

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 20 years, 3 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Virgo