What Happened on August 12, 1988

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Boston Red Sox beat Tigers 9-4 for AL record 23rd consecutive win at home
  • Movie "Last Temptation of Christ" is released

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nelson Mandela is treated for tuberculosis at hospital

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • Richard Thornburgh becomes US Attorney General

Famous Birthdays

  • Tyson Fury, British heavyweight professional boxer, born in Manchester

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Country singer John Denver (44) weds actress Cassandra Delaney

Country Singer John Denver
Country Singer
John Denver

Famous Deaths

  • Jean-Michel Basquiat, US musician/graffiti painter (Gray, SAMO), dies