What Happened on January 1st, 1988

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 17th Fiesta Bowl: #3 Florida State beats #5 Nebraska, 31-28
  • 54th Orange Bowl: #2 Miami (FL) beats #1 Oklahoma, 20-14
  • 54th Sugar Bowl: #4 Syracuse ties #6 Auburn, 16-16
  • 74th Rose Bowl: #8 Michigan State beats #16 Southern California, 20-17
  • Czech born tennis star Hana Mandikova becomes an Australian Citizen
  • Miami beats Oklahoma for college football championship
  • Year of the Reader begins

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Actor Michael Biehn (31) weds film producer Gina Marsh


Famous Deaths

  • Leo Steiner, NY Carnegie Deli's owner, dies