On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1988

Day of the Week: Friday

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