On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 1988

Historical Events

  • 596 dead after cyclone hits Bangladesh, half a million homeless

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Benazir Bhutto named 1st female Prime Minister of a Muslim country (Pakistan)

Pakistani Politican Benazir Bhutto
Pakistani Politican
Benazir Bhutto
  • Chinese minister of Foreign affairs Qian Qichen visits Moscow
  • First World AIDS day to raise awareness of the AIDS global epidemic
  • NBC bids a record $401 million to capture television broadcasting rights for the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympic Games

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestTyler Joseph

Tyler Joseph, American singer-songwriter (Twenty One Pilots), born in Columbus, Ohio

Singer-Songwriter Tyler Joseph
Singer-Songwriter
Tyler Joseph
  • Zoe Kravitz, daughter of Lisa Bonet & Lenny Kravitz
1988 Highlights

About December 1, 1988

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 8 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Sagittarius