On This Day

What Happened on December 27, 1988

Historical Events

  • Ballon d'Or: Milan 1-2-3; Dutch striker Marco van Basten wins his 1st of 3 best football player in Europe awards ahead of Ruud Gullit and Frank Rijkaard
  • Bulgaria stops jamming Radio Free Europe after more than 3 decades

Famous Birthdays

  • Hayley Williams, American singer-songwriter (Paramore; Petals for Armor), born in Meridian, Mississippi,
  • Rick Porcello, American baseball player

Famous Deaths

  • Fox Harris, actor (Alienator, Warlords, Sid & Nancy), dies
  • Hall Ashby, American director (Shampoo, 8 Million Ways to Die), dies at 59
1988 Highlights

About December 27, 1988

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 11 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Boxing Day (Canada), Christmas Day (Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Capricorn