What Happened on August 15, 1988

Historical Events

  • At 4PM LILCO consumers used a record 3,813 megawatts
  • NYC begins $70 million program to rebuild 900 Bronx apartments

Music Premiere

Revival of musical revue "Ain't Misbehavin'", highlighting songs of Fats Waller, opens at Ambassador Theater, NYC; runs for 176 performances

1988 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Zaira Nara, Argentine model and social media personality, born in Boulogne Sur Mer, Argentina
Born in 1988

Famous Deaths

  • Barry Bingham Sr, US daily newspaper publisher, dies at 82
  • Mohammed Zia ul-Haq, Pakistani general and politician (President of Pakistan 1978-88), killed in plane crash at 64

About August 15, 1988

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 1 month and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo

Holidays: Independence Day (India)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Roll With It - Steve Winwood
  • UK #1 Song: The Only Way Is Up - Yazz & The Plastic Population