On This Day

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
  • 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
  • Edward EMG baron Downpatrick, grandson of English prince Edward
  • Soniya Mehra, Indian Actress

Famous Deaths

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