On This Day

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

Famous Birthdays

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

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
1988 Highlights

About August 28, 1988

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 33 years and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Virgo