On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1988

Historical Events

  • Mario Biaggi (Rep-D-NY) convicted of racketeering resigns seat
  • Thoroughbred trainer Dale Baird wins his 5,000th career race with Stuffed Johnnie at Mountaineer Park; second to reach milestone behind Jack Van Berg

Famous Birthdays

  • Federica Pellegrini, Italian swimmer (world record 200 meters, Olympic Gold 2008), born in Mirano, Italy

Famous Deaths

  • Ralph Meeker [Rathgeber], American actor (Mister Roberts, Anderson Tapes, Night Stalker), dies of a heart attack at 67
1988 Highlights

About August 5, 1988

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 3 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo