What Happened on February 20, 1988

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 500 die in heavy rains in Rio de Janeiro Brazil
  • Andre Hoffmann skates world record 1500m (1:52.06)
  • Brian Boitano wins Olympic gold medal in figure skating
  • Cornelia Oschkenat hurdles indoor world record 50m (6.58 sec)
  • Kelly Hrudy's 5th Islander shut-out win-Hartford 3-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Peter Kalikow purchases NY Post from Rupert Murdoch for $37.6 million

Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch
Media Mogul
Rupert Murdoch
  • Rob Druppers runs world record indoor 1000m (2:16.2)
  • Stefka Kostadinova high jumps indoor world record (2.06 m)

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Rihanna, Barbadian singer and songwriter (Umbrella, We Found Love, Diamonds), born in Saint Michael, Barbados

Singer Rihanna