What Happened on December 2, 1988

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • "Naked Gun" movie based on TV's "Police Squad" premieres
  • 5 gunmen who hijacked Soviet Aeroflot jet surrender in Israel
  • Boris Becker beats defending champion Ivan Lendl 5–7, 7–6, 3–6, 6–2, 7–6 in a classic final to win his first of 3 ATP Masters Grand Prix tennis titles at Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • 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
  • Edward EMG baron Downpatrick, grandson of English prince Edward
  • Soniya Mehra, Indian Actress

Famous Deaths

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