On This Day

What Happened on August 15, 1988

Historical Events

  • "Ain't Misbehavin'" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 176 performances
  • At 4PM LILCO consumers used a record 3,813 megawatts
  • NYC begins $70 million program to rebuild 900 Bronx apartments

Famous Deaths

  • Barry Bingham Sr, US daily newspaper publisher, dies at 82
  • Mohammed Zia ul-Haq, President of Pakistan, killed in plane crash
1988 Highlights

About August 15, 1988

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 3 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Independence Day (India)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo