On This Day

What Happened on December 20, 1988

Historical Events

Film Premier

"Working Girl" premieres directed by Mike Nicols, starring Melanie Griffin, Harrison Ford and Sigourney Weaver

  • Animal rights terrorists fire-bomb Harrod's department store, London
  • NBC signs lease to stay in NYC, 33 more years
  • Premier Ranasinghe Premadasa elected President of Sri Lanka

Famous Deaths

  • Alphonse Ouimet, Canadian television pioneer and president of the CBC, dies at 80

Max Robinson

Max Robinson, 1st African American network TV anchor (ABC), dies of AIDS at 49

1988 Highlights

About December 20, 1988

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 11 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Sagittarius