What Happened on August 28, 1988

Historical Events

  • 40th Emmy Awards: Thirtysomething, The Wonder Years & Richard Kiley win
  • 70 killed in crash of three Italian air force fighters at air show at Ramstein, Germany
  • 88th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Eric Meeks
1988 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Ray Jones, English footballer, born in London, England (d. 2007)
Born in 1988

Famous Deaths

  • Hazel Dawn [Henrietta Tout], American stage actress, singer, and violinist (The Pink Lady; The Debutante), and silent film actress (My Lady Incog), dies at 98
  • Paul Whitelaw, New Zealand cricket batsman (2 Tests; Auckland), dies at 78

About August 28, 1988

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 9 months and 6 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