What Happened on January 24th, 1988

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 1st WWF Royal Rumble - Jim Duggan wins
  • 4th Sundance Film Festival: "Heat and Sunlight" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

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76th Men's Australian Open: Mats Wilander beats Pat Cash (6-3, 6-7, 3-6, 6-1, 8-6)

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Pat Cash
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Pat Cash

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76th Women's Australian Open: Steffi Graf beats Chris Evert (6-1, 7-6)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • 9th ACE Cable Awards: Discovery Channel wins the Golden CableACE for "Russia: Live From the Inside"
  • Australia beat New Zealand 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup
  • Cerebral Palsy telethon raises $21 million
  • NBC premiere of fact based "The Murder of Mary Phagan"

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Glenn King, biochemist (discovered vitamin C), dies at 91
  • Werner Fenchel, German mathematician (b. 1905)