What Happened on January 15, 1988

Historical Events

  • 19-year-old Indian cricket leg-spinner Narenda Hirwani records best bowling figures on debut in Test history; captures 16-136 in 255 run 4th Test win v West Indies in Madras; Hirwani takes 8 wickets in each innings
  • Kiran More stumps five WI batsman at Madras, world Test record
  • Narendra Hirwani takes 16-136 (8-61 & 8-75) v WI on Test debut
  • NFL analyst Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder makes several questionable comments about African Americans during a lunchtime interview on CBS' NFL Today; fired the next day
1988 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Skrillex [Sonny Moore], American Grammy Award-winning dance music DJ and record producer, born in Los Angeles, California
Born in 1988

Famous Deaths

Seán MacBrideSeán MacBride (1904-1988)

Chief of Staff of the Irish Republican Army and founder of Amnesty International (Nobel 1974), dies at 83

About January 15, 1988

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 4 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Got My Mind Set On You - George Harrison
  • UK #1 Song: Heaven Is A Place On Earth - Belinda Carlisle