What Happened on August 1, 1988

Historical Events

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

Radio Premiere

Rush Limbaugh begins his national radio show.

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

About August 1, 1988

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 10 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Roll With It - Steve Winwood
  • UK #1 Song: The Only Way Is Up - Yazz & The Plastic Population