On This Day

What Happened on August 14, 1988

Historical Events

  • Detroit beats Sox, 18-6, at Fenway, ends Boston winning streak at 24
  • PGA Championship Men's Golf, Oak Tree GC: Jeff Sluman wins his only major title by 3 shots from Paul Azinger

Famous Birthdays

  • Shahd Barmada, Syrian pop singer, born in Aleppo, Syria

Famous Deaths

  • Enzo Ferrari, Italian sportscar manufacturer (Ferrari), dies at 90
  • Robert Calvert, South African-British writer and musician (Hawkwind), dies of a heart attack at 43
  • Roy Buchanan, American blues guitarist, dies at 48
1988 Highlights

About August 14, 1988

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 1 month and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo