On This Day

What Happened on August 18, 1988

Day of the Week: Thursday

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
Frederick Ashton