What Happened on January 16, 1988

Historical Events

  • 4th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins

Event of Interest

Czech dissident Václav Havel is arrested in Prague for taking part in demonstrations against the communist government

#1 in the Charts

George Harrison's single "Got My Mind Set On You" tops the Billboard charts

  • Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder fired from CBS for racial remarks
  • NFL St Louis Cardinals announce move to Phoenix
1988 History

Famous Birthdays

  • FKA Twiggs [Tahliah Barnett], English singer-songwriter (LP1), born in Cheltenham, England
  • Nicklas Bendtner, Danish footballer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
Born in 1988

Famous Deaths

  • Andrija Artuković, Croatian war criminal (b. 1899)
  • Ballard Berkeley [Blascheck], British actor (Fawlty Towers, East meets West, The BFG), dies at 83

About January 16, 1988

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 4 months and 24 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