On This Day

What Happened on December 31, 1988

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"
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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

1988 Highlights

About December 31, 1988

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 9 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Capricorn