What Happened on December 21, 1988

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Drexel agrees guilt to security felonies, pays a $650 million fine
  • Lockerbie disaster: Pan Am Flight 103 destroyed mid air by a terrorist bomb killing all 258 on board over Scotland
  • Vladimir Titov & Musa Manarov return to earth (a year) with Chretien

Famous Deaths

  • Bob Steele, [Robert Bradbury], American actor, dies after short illness at 60
  • Nicholas Tinbergen, Dutch/British biologist, dies at 81