On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1988

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Deep Rover 1-man research submarine unveiled at Crater Lake, Oregon
  • Rush Limbaugh begins his national radio show.

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