What Happened on August 16, 1988

Historical Events

  • IBM introduces software for artificial intelligence
  • Mayor Koch says he plans to wipe out street-corner windshield washers

Famous Birthdays

  • Kevin Schmidt, American actor, born in Andover, Kansas
  • Rumer Willis, American 1st child of actors Bruce Willis & Demi Moore, born in Paducah, Kentucky

Famous Deaths

  • Milton Adolphus, composer, dies at 75
1988 Highlights

About August 16, 1988

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 1 month and 21 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