On This Day

What Happened on December 21, 1988

Historical Events

  • Drexel agrees guilt to security felonies, pays a $650 million fine
  • Lockerbie disaster: Pan Am Flight 103 destroyed mid air by a terrorist bomb killing all 258 on board over Scotland
  • Vladimir Titov & Musa Manarov return to earth (a year) with Chretien

Famous Deaths

  • Bob Steele [Robert Adrian Bradbury], American actor (Monogram, Supreme, Tiffany), dies of Emphysema at 60
  • Nikolaas Tinbergen, Dutch-British biologist and zoologist (Nobel 1973), dies at 81
1988 Highlights

About December 21, 1988

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 11 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Sagittarius