What Happened on March 1, 1988

Day of the 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

Event of interestEvent 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