What Happened on August 26, 1988

Historical Events

  • Iranian refugee Mehran Karimi Nasseri arrives at Charles de Gaulle International Airport in Roissy-en-France, France, stays for almost 8 years

Famous Birthdays

  • Evan Ross [Naess], American actor (96 Minutes), and singer, born in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • Princess Maria Laura of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este, born in Saint-Luc, Belgium
  • Wayne Simmonds, Canadian NHL hockey forward, 2008-present (Toronto Maple Leafs, Los Angeles Kings, Philadelphia Flyers, and 3 other teams), born in Scarborough, Ontario
Born in 1988

Famous Deaths

  • Carlos PaiĆ£o, Portuguese singer-songwriter (Playback), dies in a car crash at 30
1988 Highlights

About August 26, 1988

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 9 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Virgo

Music Charts

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