What Happened on August 8, 1988

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • -11] Army in Rangoon shoots on students, 5-10,000 killed

Event of interestEvent of Interest

9th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Gary Player

Golfer Gary Player
Gary Player
  • Angola, Cuba & South Africa sign cease fire treaty
  • Ceasefire between Iran & Iraq takes effect after 8 years of war
  • Cubs & Phillies attempt to play 1st night game ever at Wrigley Field but are rained out in 4th inning with Chicago leading, 3-1
  • Discovery of most distant galaxy (15 * 10 ^ 12 light yrs) announced
  • Duchess of York gives birth to 6 lb 12 oz baby girl
  • Goose Gossage registers career save #300
  • Jennifer Levin's parents file $25M suit against Dorrian Red Hand Bar
  • Jose Canseco becomes 11th to get 30 HRs & 30 steals in a season
  • Matt Biondi swims US record 200m freestyle (1:47.72)
  • Minnesota Twins pull 2nd triple-play of year & beat Cleve 6-2
  • Renovated Central Park Zoo reopens after 4 years
  • Russian troops begin pull out of Afghanistan after 9 year war
  • South Africa declares cease-fire in Angola
  • Temperature hits high of 88 deg F on 8/8/88 in NYC
  • The "8888 Uprising" occurs in Burma.
  • US Secretary of State Shultz narrowly escapes assassin attempt in Bolivia

Famous Birthdays

  • Beatrice E M, Duchess of York gives birth to 6 lb 12 oz baby girl
  • Danilo Gallinari, Italian basketball player

Famous Deaths

  • Alan Napier, actor (Alfred-Batman), dies at 85
  • Ramón Valdés, Mexican actor (b. 1923)