On This Day

What Happened on March 24, 2018

Day of the Week: Saturday

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 who became the youngest player in league 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