On This Day

What Happened on August 24, 2001

Day of the Week: Friday

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
  • Raymond Wilding-White, American composer, dies at 78