On This Day

What Happened on January 15, 1988

Day of the Week: Friday

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

Famous Deaths


Person of interestSeán MacBride

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

Irish Politician and Chief of Staff of the IRA Seán MacBride
Irish Politician and Chief of Staff of the IRA
Seán MacBride