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 Interest

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

1988 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Leon Jackson, Scottish pop-jazz singer (The X-Factor - "When You Believe"), born in Whitburn, West Lothian, Scotland
Born in 1988

Famous Deaths

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

About December 30, 1988

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 2 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

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