What Happened on December 1, 1988

Historical Events

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

Historic Event

Benazir Bhutto named Prime Minister of Pakistan, the 1st female leader of a Muslim country

  • 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
  • Roy Orbison gives his final concert at The Front Row Theater in Cleveland, Ohio

Famous Birthdays

Tyler JosephTyler Joseph (34 years old)

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

Zoë KravitzZoë Kravitz (34 years old)

American actress (Big Little Lies), daughter of Lisa Bonet & Lenny Kravitz, born in Los Angeles, California


1988 Highlights

About December 1, 1988

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 2 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley - Will To Power
  • UK #1 Song: The First Time - Robin Beck