On This Day

What Happened on December 22, 1988

Historical Events

  • 2 robbers wearing police uniforms rob armored truck of $3 M in NJ
  • South Africa signs accord granting independence to South West Africa
  • Tug hits oil barge, spreads 231,000 gal on 300 mi of WA & BC coast

Famous Deaths


MurderChico Mendes

Chico Mendes, Brazilian environmental activist and rubber tapper, assassinated at 44 by rancher Darcy Alves

Environmentalist Chico Mendes
Environmentalist
Chico Mendes
  • Tucker Smith, singer/dancer (Cool-West Side Story), dies
1988 Highlights

About December 22, 1988

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 11 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Capricorn