On This Day

What Happened on January 20, 1988

Historical Events

  • Andre Hoffman skates world record 1,500m (1:52.06)
  • Arizona committee opens hearing on impeachment of Gov Evan Mecham

Hall of Fame

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: The Beach Boys; The Beatles; The Drifters; Bob Dylan; The Supremes; Woody Guthrie; Leadbelly; Les Paul; and Berry Gordy, Jr.

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan
Founder of Motown Records and Songwriter Berry Gordy
Founder of Motown Records and Songwriter
Berry Gordy
Singer and Actress Diana Ross
Singer and Actress
Diana Ross

Famous Deaths

  • Dora Stratou, Greek choreographer and folklorist (b. 1903)
  • Philippe de Rothschild, French race-car driver and manager (Bordeaux Vineyard), dies at 86
1988 Highlights

About January 20, 1988

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 9 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aquarius