Historical Events on July 17, 1988

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

Sport awardGolf Major

117th British Golf Open: Seve Ballesteros shoots 273 at Royal Lytham

Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner
Seve Ballesteros
  • 4 Billion tv-viewers watch Mandela's 70th Birthday Tribute
  • Colleen Walker wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
  • Florence Griffith Joyner of USA sets 100m woman's record (10.49)
  • Highest temperature ever recorded in San Francisco, 103°F (39°C)