On This Day

What Happened on December 29, 1988

Historical Events

  • Soviet Red Army Team edges NY Islanders, 3-2 at Nassau Coliseum
  • Toronto‚Äôs Ed Olczyk and Gary Leeman score goals just 4 seconds apart in the 3rd period, tying the NHL record for fastest 2 goals by one team; Leafs beat the Quebec Nordiques, 6-5.
  • Victorian Post Office Museum in Australia closes

Famous Birthdays

  • Agnes Szavay, Hungarian tennis player, born in Kiskunhalas, Hungary

Famous Deaths

  • Mike Beuttler, British racing driver, dies at 48
1988 Highlights

About December 29, 1988

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 33 years and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Capricorn