On This Day

What Happened on December 6, 1988

Historical Events

  • Agnes Neil Williams purchases Baltimore Orioles for $70 million Eli Jacobs becomes CEO of Baltimore Orioles
  • Carlos Andres Perez re-elected president of Venezuela
  • Merv Hughes takes 13 wickets v WI at the WACA but Australia lose
  • Milwaukee Bucks win their 1,000th NBA game (2nd fastest)

Historic Event

Nelson Mandela is transferred to Victor Vester Prison, Capetown

  • STS-27 Atlantis lands in California after secret mission

Meeting of Interest

Yasser Arafat meets prominent American Jews in Stockholm, Sweden


Famous Divorces

Robin Williams

Actor and comedian Robin Williams (37) divorces Valerie Velardi after 10 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Bill Harris, American guitarist (Clovers-Love Potion No 9), dies at 63
  • Roy Orbison, American rock singer-songwriter ("Pretty Woman"; "Only The Lonely"; Traveling Wilburys - "Handle With Care"), dies of a massive heart attack at 52
1988 Highlights

About December 6, 1988

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 11 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Sagittarius