What Happened on August 5, 1988

Historical Events

  • American politician Mario Biaggi (Rep-D-NY) convicted of racketeering resigns his 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
Born in 1988

Famous Deaths

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

About August 5, 1988

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 9 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Roll With It - Steve Winwood
  • UK #1 Song: The Only Way Is Up - Yazz & The Plastic Population