On This Day

What Happened on August 18, 1988

Historical Events

  • FDA approves Minoxidil as a hair loss treatment
  • Largest house (130 rooms) on Long Island sold for $22 million
  • Republican Convention in New Orleans select Bush-Quayle ticket

Famous Birthdays

  • G-Dragon [Kwon Ji-Yong], Korean rapper (Big Bang), born in Seoul, South Korea

Famous Deaths

  • Alexandr V Shchukin, Russian cosmonaut, dies in SU-26 crash at 42

Frederick Ashton

Frederick Ashton, British choreographer (Cinderella), dies at 83

1988 Highlights

About August 18, 1988

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 9 months and 5 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