On This Day

What Happened on February 12, 1988

Historical Events

  • 38th Berlin International Film Festival: "Red Sorgum" wins the Golden Bear

BoatCold War Bumping Incident

US Navy frigate USS Yorktown bumped by Russian frigate Bezzavetny in the Black Sea in dispute over right of innocent passage

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Soviet frigate Bezzavetny (right) bumping USS Yorktown in the Black Sea in 1988
Soviet frigate Bezzavetny (right) bumping USS Yorktown in the Black Sea in 1988
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1988 Highlights

About February 12, 1988

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 33 years and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aquarius