On This Day

What Happened on December 16, 1988

Historical Events

  • Political cult leader Lyndon LaRouche convicted of tax, mail fraud

Famous Birthdays

  • Anna Popplewell, English actress

Famous Deaths

  • Hunter "Stork" Hendry, Australian cricketer (11 Tests for Australia 1921-29), dies at 93

Person of interestSylvester James Jr.

Sylvester James Jr., American singer-songwriter (Do Ya Wanna Funk), dies of complications from HIV/AIDS at 41

Singer-Songwriter Sylvester James Jr.
Singer-Songwriter
Sylvester James Jr.

1988 Highlights

About December 16, 1988

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 10 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Sagittarius