What Happened on August 2, 1988

Historical Events

  • Raymond Acevedo is retired from singing group Menudo
  • System Enhancement Association settles case with PKware (ARC vs PKARC)

Famous Birthdays

  • Brittany Hargest, American singer (Jump5), born in Durham, North Carolina

Famous Deaths

  • Joe Carcione, American consumer advocate (The Green Grocer), dies at 73
  • Raymond Carver, American poet and short story writer (Furious Season), dies at 50
  • Roger Vuataz, Swiss organist, conductor, and composer, dies at 90
1988 Highlights

About August 2, 1988

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 6 months and 4 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