On This Day

What Happened on August 11, 1988

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Islamic Militant and Terrorist Osama bin Laden
Islamic Militant and Terrorist
Osama bin Laden
  • 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, opera director (Carmina Burana), dies at 56
  • Pauline Lafont, daughter of Bernadette, dies in hiking accident at 25