What Happened on February 14, 1988

Historical Events

Daytona 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

Election of Interest

Alfredo Stroessner re-elected President of Paraguay

Senior PGA Championship

Senior PGA Championship, PGA National GC: South African Gary Player wins his second of 3 event titles by 3 strokes from Chi-Chi Rodríguez

1988 History

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
Born in 1988

Famous Weddings

  • American "General Hospital" TV star Jackie Zeman (34) weds (her third) Glenn Gorden; divorce in 2007

Buzz Aldrin

American astronaut Buzz Aldrin (58) weds Lois Driggs Cannon

Famous Deaths

  • Frederick Loewe [Friedrich Löwe], Austrian-American musical theater composer (with Alan Jay Lerner: My Fair Lady; Camelot; Brigadoon), dies at 86

About February 14, 1988

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 3 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aquarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Seasons Change - Expose
  • UK #1 Song: I Should Be So Lucky - Kylie Minogue