What Happened on December 6, 1988

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Agnes Neil Williams purchases Baltimore Orioles for $70 million Eli Jacobs becomes CEO of Balt Orioles
  • Arafat meets prominent American Jews in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Carlos Andres Perez re-elected president of Venezuela
  • Merv Hughes takes 13 wickets v WI at the WACA but Australia lose
  • Milwaukee Bucks win their 1,000th NBA game (2nd fastest)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nelson Mandela is transferred to Victor Vester Prison, Capetown

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • STS-27 Atlantis lands in California after secret mission

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Actor and comedian Robin Williams (37) divorces Valerie Velardi after 10 years of marriage

Actor and Comedian Robin Williams
Actor and Comedian
Robin Williams

Famous Deaths

  • Bill Harris, US guitarist (Clovers-Love Potion No 9), dies at 63
  • Roy Orbison, American musician (Pretty Woman), dies of a massive heart attack at 52