On This Day

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

  • Alfredo Stroessner re-elected President of Paraguay

Sports History

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


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

Buzz Aldrin

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin (58) weds Lois Driggs Cannon

  • 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? 33 years, 9 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aquarius