On This Day

What Happened on January 16, 1988

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Politician and Author Václav Havel
Politician and Author
Václav Havel
  • Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder fired from CBS for racial remarks
  • NFL St Louis Cardinals announce move to Phoenix

Famous Birthdays

  • FKA Twiggs, English singer-songwriter (LP1), born in Cheltenham, England
  • Nicklas Bendtner, Danish footballer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark

Famous Deaths

  • Andrija Artuković, Croatian war criminal (b. 1899)
  • Ballard Berkeley [Blascheck], British actor (Fawlty Towers, East meets West, The BFG), dies at 83
1988 Highlights

About January 16, 1988

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 10 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Capricorn