On This Day

What Happened on February 24, 1988

Historical Events

  • Finnish ski jumper Matti Nykanen wins his 3rd gold medal of the Calgary Winter Olympics as part of the winning large hill team; normal and large hill individual champion
  • South African apartheid regime bans the UDF
  • US Supreme Court votes 8-0 Jerry Falwell cannot collect for Hustler parody

Famous Deaths

  • Irwan Chanin, US theater builder, dies at 96
  • Memphis Slim [John Len Chatman], American blues musician ("Every Day I Have the Blues"), dies at 72
  • Uno "Miff" Görling, Swedish jazz trombonist, arranger, bandleader, and composer, dies at 78
1988 Highlights

About February 24, 1988

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 6 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Pisces