On This Day

What Happened on March 24, 2018

Historical Events

  • American conducts it first ever drone strike against Qaeda militants in southern Libya
  • Australian batsman Cameron Bancroft is caught on camera rubbing match ball with an object during 3rd Cricket Test in Cape Town, resulting in an infamous ball tampering scandal
  • Hundreds of protesters shut down special meeting at Sacramento City Hall investigating police shooting of Stephon Clark
  • Tens of thousands attend 'March for Our Lives' rallies held in Washington, D.C. and around the world to protest gun violence

Famous Deaths

  • Carl Scheib, American baseball pitcher (at the time [1943] youngest player in MLB history at 16; Philadelphia A’s), dies at 91
  • Lawrence K. Grossman, American news executive (PBS, NBC-TV) and author (The Electronic Republic), dies of Parkinson’s disease and cancer at 86
  • Lys Assia, Swiss singer who won the 1st Eurovision Song Contest in 1956, dies at 94
2018 Highlights

About March 24, 2018

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 3 years, 7 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aries