What Happened on October 1, 1988

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Bradley Center in Milwaukee opens
  • Lowest batting avg for NL champion (Tony Gwynn .313)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mikhail Gorbachev becomes Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet, effectively head of state of the Soviet Union

Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary
Mikhail Gorbachev

Famous Birthdays

  • Cariba Heine, Australian actress

Famous Weddings

  • Robert Englund, actor who plays Freddie Kruger weds Nancy Booth

Famous Deaths

  • Sacheverell Sitwell, English writer (b. 1897)