What Happened on December 14, 1988

Historical Events

  • CBS' $1.1 B bid wins exclusive 1990-94 major-league baseball rights
  • NBA's Miami Heat wins 1st game ever, 89-88 (Clippers), after 17 loses
  • Spanish General strike to protest austerity measures
  • US agrees to talk to Palestine Liberation Org for the 1st time in 13 yrs

Famous Birthdays

  • Nicolas Batum, French basketball player, born in Lisieux, France
  • Vanessa Hudgens, American singer and actress (High School Musical), born in Salinas, California
  • Yvonne Mwale, Zambian jazz and blues singer, born in Lusaka, Zambia

Famous Deaths

  • Evald Schorm, Czech film director (Courage for Every Day), dies at 56
1988 Highlights

About December 14, 1988

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 9 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Look Away - Chicago
  • UK #1 Song: Mistletoe And Wine - Cliff Richard