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
Born in 1988

Famous Deaths

Enzo FerrariEnzo Ferrari (1898-1988)

Italian racing car driver and founder of the Scuderia Ferrari Grand Prix motor racing team and 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, takes his own life after being arrested for public drunkenness at 48

About August 14, 1988

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 7 months and 12 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