What Happened on August 6, 1988

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Oakland A's Jose Canseco becomes 11th to hit 30 HRs & steal 30 bases
  • Rich Gossage 300th career save (beats Phillies)
  • The Tompkins Square Park Police Riot in New York City spurs reform of the NYPD, who were responsible for the melee that transpired the night of August 6-7

Famous Deaths

  • Anatoli S Levchenko, cosmonaut (TM-4), dies of brain tumor at 47
  • J Skelly Wright, US judge (anti-segregationist), dies at 77