What Happened on May 8, 1988

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Oba Oba" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 46 performances
  • Amateur referees work NJ Devil-Boston Bruin playoff games, as NHL referees walk-off, due to a restraining order brought by Devils

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Francois Mitterrand elected president of France

21st President of France Francois Mitterrand
21st President of France
Francois Mitterrand
  • Juli Inkster wins LPGA Crestar Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mike Tyson crashes his $183,000 Bently on Varick St in NYC

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson

Famous Deaths

  • Robert A Heinlein, sci-fi writer (Friday), dies of heart failure at 80