On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1988

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Iran-Iraq begin a cease-fire in their 8-year-old war (11 PM EDT)
  • Maung Maung succeeds General Sein Lwin as the 7th President of Burma
  • NY Rangers sign ex-Canadien great Guy LaFluer

Famous Birthdays

  • Travis Tedford, American actor