What Happened on March 1st, 1988

Day of Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Courtney Gibbs Eplin, 21, (Texas), crowned 37th Miss USA
  • Iraq says it launched 16 missiles into Tehran
  • Pontiac announces the end of the Fiero automobile

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

Wayne Gretzky passes Gordie Howe with his record 1,050th NHL assist

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky

Famous Birthdays

  • Katija Pevec, American actress

Famous Deaths

  • Jean Le Poulain, actor (Divine), dies at 63
  • Joe Besser, comedian (3's Stooges, Abbott & Costello), dies at 80