On This Day

What Happened on January 2, 1988

Historical Events

  • Ashland Oil storage tank spills 3.8 million gallons, Penn

Agreement of Interest

Mulroney & Reagan sign Canada-US free trade agreement

  • Right-wing guerrillas ambush a train near Mozambique's western border, killing at least 22 people and injuring 71.

Famous Deaths

  • E.B. Ford, British ecological geneticist, dies at 86
1988 Highlights

About January 2, 1988

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 10 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Day after New Year's Day (New Zealand), New Year Holiday (United Kingdom)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Capricorn