What Happened on May 1, 1988

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Romance/Romance" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 297 performances
  • Patti Rizzo wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
  • Two IRA attacks in and near Roermond, Netherlands, kills 3 British servicemen and wounds 3 more

Famous Birthdays

  • Graeme Owens, English footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Carroll Righter, American columnist and astrologer to the stars, dies prostate cancer at 88
  • Paolo Stoppa, actor (Garibaldi, Visit, Freedom Fighters), dies