On This Day

What Happened on August 25, 1988

Historical Events

  • Challenger Center opens its classroom doors in Houston
  • Iran & Iraq begin talks to end their 8 year war
  • NASA launches space vehicle S-214
  • Serious fire destroys historic center of Lisbon

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexandra Burke, English singer-songwriter and actress (The X Factor winner 2008), born in London, England
  • Angela Park, Brazilian-American golfer (US Open 2007 runner-up; Rookie of the Year 2007), born in Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná, Brazil
  • Raymond Quinn, British pop singer, born in Knowsley Village, Merseyside, England

Famous Deaths

  • Art Rooney, NFL Pittsburgh Steelers [Pirates] team founder,owner, and chairman, 1933-88, dies at 87
  • Price Daniel, American politician (38th Governor of Texas), dies at 77
1988 Highlights

About August 25, 1988

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 1 month and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Virgo