On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1988

Historical Events

  • Iran and 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 (The Little Rascals), born in Rockwall, Texas
1988 Highlights

About August 19, 1988

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 5 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo