Historical Events on August 12, 1988

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Boston Red Sox beat Tigers 9-4 for AL record 23rd consecutive win at home
  • Movie "Last Temptation of Christ" is released

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nelson Mandela is treated for tuberculosis at hospital

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • Richard Thornburgh becomes US Attorney General