On This Day

What Happened on December 17, 1988

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 77th Davis Cup: Germany beats Sweden in Gothenburg (4-1)
  • Bryan Murray becomes 17th NHL coach to win 300 games (Wash Caps)
  • NY Islanders break 12 game losing streak, beat Devils 5-2
  • USS Tennessee, 1st sub to carry Trident 2 missiles, commissioned
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR