On This Day

What Happened on August 15, 1988

Day of the Week: Monday

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