On This Day

What Happened on February 24, 1988

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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