What Happened on December 20, 1988

Historical Events

Working Girl

"Working Girl" premieres directed by Mike Nicols, starring Melanie Griffith, 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
1988 History

Famous Deaths

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

Max Robinson (1939-1988)

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

About December 20, 1988

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 9 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Every Rose Has Its Thorn - Poison
  • UK #1 Song: Mistletoe And Wine - Cliff Richard