On This Day

What Happened on February 28, 1988

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Anti-Armenian pogrom in Azerbaijan, 30 killed
  • Pat Verbeek becomes 1st NJ Devil to score 4 goals in an NHL game
  • XV Winter Olympic Games close in Calgary, Canada
  • Yvonne van Gennip skates world record 5 km ladies (7:14.13)

Famous Birthdays

  • Markéta Irglová, Czech songwriter & actress, born in Valašské Meziříčí, Czechia

Famous Deaths

  • Harvey Kuenn, American baseball player (AL Rookie of the Year-1953), dies at 57
  • Mikha`il Na'imah, Lebanese playwright, dies at 99