On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1988

Historical Events

  • Cubs beat Mets 6-4 in their 1st official night game at Wrigley Field

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Edmonton Oilers trade Wayne Gretzky to LA Kings for $15-$20 millions

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • Just 1 day after 8/8/88 NY's daily number is 888

Famous Deaths

  • Giacinto Scelsi, Italian composer and surrealist poet, dies at 83
1988 Highlights

About August 9, 1988

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 1 month and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo