On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1988

Historical Events

  • 17th Fiesta Bowl: #3 Florida State beats #5 Nebraska, 31-28
  • 54th Orange Bowl: #2 Miami (FL) beats #1 Oklahoma, 20-14
  • 54th Sugar Bowl: #4 Syracuse ties #6 Auburn, 16-16
  • 74th Rose Bowl: #8 Michigan State beats #16 Southern California, 20-17
  • Czech born tennis star Hana Mandikova becomes an Australian Citizen
  • Miami beats Oklahoma for college football championship
  • Year of the Reader begins

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Actor Michael Biehn (31) weds film producer Gina Marsh

Famous Deaths

  • Leo Steiner, American restaurateur (Carnegie Deli), dies at 48
  • Marcel Hillaire, German actor (Take the Money and Run, Seven Thieves), dies from surgery complications at 79
1988 Highlights

About January 1, 1988

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 9 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: New Year's Day (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Capricorn