On This Day

What Happened on August 13, 1988

Historical Events

  • Boston Red Sox win AL record 24 straight home games
  • Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit opens
  • Ronald J Dossenbach sets world record for pedaling across Canada from Vancouver, BC to Halifax, NS in 13 days, 15 hr, 4 min
  • US beats Jamaica 5-1 in 2nd round of 1990 world soccer cup

Famous Weddings

Robert Smith

British "The Cure" rock musician Robert Smith (29) weds Mary Poole (29) in England

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Bennett Williams, American lawyer, team owner (Washington Redskins, Baltimore Orioles), dies of colon cancer at 68
  • Otto Passman, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Louisiana (1947-77), dies at 88
1988 Highlights

About August 13, 1988

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 5 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo