On This Day

What Happened on February 28, 1988

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 utility (AL batting champion 1959; 10 × All-Star 1953–1960²; Detroit Tigers), dies from heart disease and diabetes at 57
  • Mikha`il Na'imah, Lebanese playwright, dies at 99
1988 Highlights

About February 28, 1988

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 8 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Pisces