On This Day

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

Historic Event

Nelson Mandela is treated for tuberculosis at hospital

  • Richard Thornburgh becomes US Attorney General

Famous Birthdays

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

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
1988 Highlights

About August 12, 1988

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 3 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo