Historical Events 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 100 m 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)