On This Day

What Happened on February 14, 1988

Historical Events

CarDaytona 500

30th Daytona 500: Bobby Allison beats his son, Davey, to the finish line; remembered for Richard Petty's rollover crash in the tri-oval on lap 106, rolls over 8 times and hit by Brett Bodine; walks away unhurt

Auto Racer Richard Petty
Auto Racer
Richard Petty
  • Alfredo Stroessner re-elected President of Paraguay

Event of interestEvent of Interest

PGA Seniors' Championship Men's Golf, PGA National GC: South African Gary Player wins his second of 3 event titles by 3 strokes from Chi-Chi Rodríguez

Golfer Gary Player
Gary Player

Famous Birthdays

  • Ángel Di María, Argentine footballer, born in Rosario, Argentina
  • Asia Nitollano, American dancer (Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll winner), born in Mount Vernon, New York
  • Eliska Sursova, American actress, born in NYC, New York
  • Quentin Mosimann, Swiss DJ & music producer, born in Geneva, Switzerland

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin (58) weds Lois Driggs Cannon

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin
Buzz Aldrin
  • General hospital TV star Jackie Zeman marries Glenn Gorden

Famous Deaths

  • Frederick Loewe [Friedrich Löwe], Austrian-born American composer (My Fair Lady, Camelot), dies at 86
1988 Highlights

About February 14, 1988

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 9 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aquarius