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 (34 years old)

American power pop-rock singer-songwriter (Paramore - "Still Into You"; solo - "Simmer"), born in Meridian, Mississippi

  • Rick Porcello, American baseball player
Born in 1988

Famous Deaths

  • Fox Harris, actor (Alienator, Warlords, Sid & Nancy), dies
  • Hal Ashby, American film director (The Last Detail; Shampoo; Being There), dies of pancreatic cancer at 59
  • Hall Ashby, American director (Shampoo, 8 Million Ways to Die), dies at 59

About December 27, 1988

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 8 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Capricorn

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

Music Charts

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