What Happened on September 24, 1988

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Barbara C Harris of Mass, elected 1st woman Episcopal bishop
  • Canada's Ben Johnson runs drug-assisted 100m in 9.79 sec

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Carl Lewis runs world record 100m (9.92 sec)

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • Dave Stieb has no-hitter broken up with 2 outs in the 9th
  • Jackie Joyner-Kersee of USA sets heptathlon woman's record (7,291)

Famous Birthdays

  • Karl Alzner, Canadian hockey player
  • Kyle Sullivan, American actor
  • Lisa Wang, American gymnast