On This Day

What Happened on December 2, 1988

Historical Events

  • "Naked Gun" movie based on TV's "Police Squad" premieres
  • 5 gunmen who hijacked Soviet Aeroflot jet surrender in Israel
  • ESPN airs its 10,000th edition of 'Sports Center', making it the most televised cable program in history
  • STS-27 Atlantis launched (Secret military mission)
  • UN votes 151-2 (Israel and US) to move PLO debate to Geneva, Great Britain abstains

Famous Birthdays

  • Alfred Enoch, British actor (How to Get Away with Murder), born in Westminster, London
  • Edward Windsor, Lord Downpatrick, English fashion designer (FIDIR) and grandson of English prince Edward, born in London
  • Soniya Mehra, Indian actress (Ragini MMS 2), born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Famous Deaths

  • Tata Giacobetti, Italian singer and lyricist (Quartetto Cetra)
1988 Highlights

About December 2, 1988

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 10 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Sagittarius