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, American singer/actress (Under Clover, Margie), dies at 98
  • Paul Whitelaw, cricketer (2 Tests NZ v England 1933), dies
1988 Highlights

About August 28, 1988

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 32 years and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Virgo