What Happened on July 16, 1988

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Carl Lewis runs a wind-assisted 100 m in 9.78 sec

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • Florence Joyner runs 100 m in women's world record 10.49 seconds
  • Jackie Joyner-Kersee sets women's heptathlete record of 7,215 pts
  • San Antonio (Texas League) beats Jackson 1-0 in 26 innings
  • Wayne Gretzky (NHL) & Janet Jones (Police Acad 5) wed in Edmonton

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

"Back To The Future" actor Michael J. Fox (27) weds "Family Ties" actress Tracy Pollan (28) at West Mountain Inn in Arlington, Vermont