On This Day

What Happened on August 22, 1988

Historical Events

  • Australia unveils 1st platinum coin (Koala)
  • NBC premieres "Later" with Bob Costas (1st guest Linda Ellerbee)
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1988 Highlights

About August 22, 1988

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 11 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Monkey - George Michael
  • UK #1 Song: The Only Way Is Up - Yazz & The Plastic Population