What Happened on October 12, 1988

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • George H. W. Bush and Michael Dukakis meet in their second presidential debate
  • Israel & China sign trade deal, plan diplomatic relations
  • MLB National League Championship: Los Angeles Dodgers beat New York Mets, 4 games to 3

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Pope John Paul II is the target of anti-papal heckling by Protestant leader Ian Paisley at a European Parliament meeting in Strasbourgh, France

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II

Famous Deaths

  • Ken Murray, actor (Bill & Coo, Crooner, Half-Marriage), dies at 85
  • Ruth Manning-Sanders, author of children's books (b. 1895)