What Happened on August 29, 1988

Historical Events

  • 45th Venice Film Festival: "The Legend of the Holy Drinker" directed by Ermanno Olmi wins Golden Lion
  • Macy's Tap-o-Mania sets a Guinness record for tap dancing
  • USSR launches Soyuz TM-6 including Valery Polyakav, Vladimir Lyakhov and first Afghan cosmonaut Abdul Ahad Mohmand to station Mir
1988 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Zooey Zephyr, American transgender politician in Montana House of Representatives, born in Billings, Montana
Born in 1988

About August 29, 1988

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 1 month and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Virgo

Holidays: Late Summer Bank Holiday (United Kingdom)

Music Charts

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