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What Happened on December 31, 1988

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Sports AwardsThe 1988 Fog Bowl

"The Fog Bowl", a heavy, dense fog rolls over Soldier Field in Chicago during second quarter of the Bears vs Eagles NFC Divisional Playoff Game, cuts visibility to 15-20 yards (Bears win 20-12)
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A photo taken as the Bears and Eagles face off in the 1988
A photo taken as the Bears and Eagles face off in the 1988 "Fog Bowl"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Pittsburgh NHL center Mario Lemieux accounts for all his team's goals in Penguins 8-6 win over the NJ Devils; famously scores 5 goals, each in a different way: even strength, power play, shorthanded, penalty shot and empty net; also 3 assists

NHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux
NHL Legend and Owner
Mario Lemieux