What Happened on July 17, 1988

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Sport awardGolf Major

117th British Golf Open: Seve Ballesteros shoots 273 at Royal Lytham

Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner
Seve Ballesteros
  • 4 Billion tv-viewers watch Mandela's 70th Birthday Tribute
  • Colleen Walker wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
  • Florence Griffith Joyner of USA sets 100m woman's record (10.49)
  • Highest temperature ever recorded in San Francisco, 103°F (39°C)

Famous Birthdays

  • Summer Bishil, American actress

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

NHL ice hockey star player Wayne Gretzky (27) weds actress Janet Jones (27) at St. Joseph's Basilica in Edmonton, Canada

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky

Famous Deaths

  • Bruiser Brody [Frank Goodish], professional wrestler, stabbed to death at 42