On This Day

What Happened on February 20, 1988

Historical Events

  • 500 die in heavy rains in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Andre Hoffmann skates world record 1500m (1:52.06)
  • Brian Boitano wins Olympic gold medal in figure skating
  • Cornelia Oschkenat hurdles indoor world record 50m (6.58 sec)
  • Kelly Hrudy's 5th Islander shut-out win-Hartford 3-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Peter Kalikow purchases NY Post from Rupert Murdoch for $37.6 million

Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch
Media Mogul
Rupert Murdoch
  • Rob Druppers runs world record indoor 1000m (2:16.2)
  • Stefka Kostadinova of Bulgaria sets high jumps indoor world record (2.06 m)

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestRihanna

Rihanna [Robyn Rihanna Fenty], Barbadian singer-songwriter (Umbrella, We Found Love, Diamonds), born in Saint Michael, Barbados

Singer Rihanna

1988 Highlights

About February 20, 1988

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 8 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Pisces