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, Broadway actress (The Swan), dies at 86
  • John Dearden, American cardinal (1969-88) and archbishop of Detroit, dies at 80
  • Trindad Silva, actor (Hill St Blues), dies at 38 in an auto accident
1988 Highlights

About August 1, 1988

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 2 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo