What Happened on January 23, 1988

Historical Events

Golden Globes

45th Golden Globes: The Last Emperor, Michael Douglas, & Sally Kirkland win

Australian Open Women's Tennis

Australian Open Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf of Germany wins 1st of 3 consecutive Australian singles crowns; beats American Chris Evert 6-1, 7-6

  • Bob Benoit bowls 1st 300-pt game in a televised title match

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Glen King, American biochemist and pioneer of nutrition research who isolated vitamin C, dies at 91
  • Dan Daniel, American politician (Rep-D-VA, 1969-88), dies at 73
1988 Highlights

About January 23, 1988

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 35 years and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aquarius

Music Charts

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