On This Day

What Happened on December 30, 1988

Historical Events

  • Canadian Senate OK's free trade pact; with US
  • Former Soviet President Brezhnev's son-in-law sentenced to 12-yr (bribery)
  • Mercedes-Benz pays $20.2-M fine failed to meet '86 government fuel standard

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oliver North subpoenas US Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush as defense witnesses for his upcoming trial

Political Commentator and Iran-Contra Figure Oliver North
Political Commentator and Iran-Contra Figure
Oliver North
US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush

Famous Birthdays

  • Leon Jackson, Scottish pop-jazz singer (The X-Factor - "When You Believe"), born in Whitburn, West Lothian, Scotland

Famous Deaths

  • Isamu Noguchi, Japanese-American sculptor (1963 Fine Arts Medal, Noguchi table), dies at 84
  • Yuli Daniel, Russian writer (b. 1925)
1988 Highlights

About December 30, 1988

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 9 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Capricorn