What Happened on December 5, 1988

Historical Events

Sports History

Boris Becker beats defending champion Ivan Lendl 5–7, 7–6, 3–6, 6–2, 7–6 in a classic final to win his first of 3 ATP Masters Grand Prix tennis titles at Madison Square Garden, NYC

Historic Event

Federal grand jury indicts The PTL Club founder and Christian evangelist Jim Bakker for fraud after he paid hush money to cover up an alleged rape

  • Shuttle Atlantis launches world's 1st nuclear-war-fighting satellite

Famous Birthdays

  • Ross Bagley, American actor (Nicky-Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air), born in Los Angeles, California
1988 Highlights

About December 5, 1988

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 1 month and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Look Away - Chicago
  • UK #1 Song: Mistletoe And Wine - Cliff Richard