What Happened on August 11, 1988

Historical Events

  • 225 at bats after #299, Met Gary Carter is 59th to hit 300th HR

Meeting of Interest

Al-Qaeda formed at a meeting between Osama bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri and Dr Fadl in Peshawar, Pakistan

  • Charlotte Colisieum in Charlotte NC opens
  • Meir Kahane renounced US citizenship to stay in Israeli Parliament

Famous Birthdays

  • Patrick Mills, Australian basketball player

Famous Deaths

  • Anne Ramsey, American actress (Throw Mama from the Train), dies of cancer at 59
  • Jean-Pierre Ponnele, French opera director (Carmina Burana), dies at 56
  • Pauline Lafont, daughter of Bernadette, dies in hiking accident at 25
1988 Highlights

About August 11, 1988

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 1 month and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

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