What Happened on January 17, 1988

Historical Events

  • "Teddy & Alice" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 77 performances

AFC Championship

AFC Championship, Mile High Stadium, Denver: Denver Broncos beat Cleveland Browns, 38-33; features infamous "The Fumble", Browns' Earnest Byner at Denver 3-yard line with 1:12 remaining

Theatrical Finale

Herb Gardner's stage comedy "I'm Not Rappaport", starring Judd Hirsch and Cleavon Little, closes at the Booth Theatre, NYC, after 891 performances, winning 3 Tony Awards

  • Leslie Manigay elected President of Haiti
  • NFC Championship, RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.: Washington Redskins beat Minnesota Vikings, 17-10
1988 History

Famous Weddings

Bob Guccione

American magazine publisher Bob Guccione (57) weds South African dancer and actress Kathy Keeton (48), until her death in 1997

About January 17, 1988

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 8 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson
  • UK #1 Song: Heaven Is A Place On Earth - Belinda Carlisle