On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1988

Historical Events

  • Deep Rover 1-man research submarine unveiled at Crater Lake, Oregon

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Rush Limbaugh begins his national radio show.

Radio Personality and Author Rush Limbaugh
Radio Personality and Author
Rush Limbaugh

Famous Deaths

  • Florence Eldridge [McKechnie], American Broadway stage and screen actress (Long Day's Journey Into Night; The Swan; Inherit The Wind), dies of a heart attack at 86
  • John Dearden, American cardinal (1969-88) and archbishop of Detroit, dies at 80
1988 Highlights

About August 1, 1988

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 1 month and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Civic Holiday (Canada), Summer Bank Holiday (Ireland, United Kingdom)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo