On This Day

What Happened on December 17, 1988

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
1988 Highlights

About December 17, 1988

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 7 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Sagittarius