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

Person of interestFrederick Ashton

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

Choreographer Frederick Ashton
Choreographer
Frederick Ashton

1988 Highlights

About August 18, 1988

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 3 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo