What Happened on August 12, 1988

Historical Events

  • Boston Red Sox beat Tigers 9-4 for AL record 23rd consecutive win at home
  • Movie "Last Temptation of Christ" is released

Event of Interest

Nelson Mandela is treated for tuberculosis at hospital

  • Richard Thornburgh becomes US Attorney General
1988 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Tyson Fury, British heavyweight professional boxer, born in Manchester
Born in 1988

Famous Weddings

John Denver

American singer-songwriter John Denver (44) weds Australian actress Cassandra Delaney (26); divorce in 1993

Famous Deaths

  • Jean-Michel Basquiat, American artist (Gray, SAMO), dies of a drug overdose at 27

About August 12, 1988

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 1 month and 17 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