On This Day

What Happened on January 24, 1988

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 1st WWF Royal Rumble - Jim Duggan wins
  • 4th Sundance Film Festival: "Heat and Sunlight" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • 9th ACE Cable Awards: Discovery Channel wins the Golden CableACE for "Russia: Live From the Inside"
  • Australia beat New Zealand 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup

Sport awardAustralian Tennis Open

Australian Open Men's Tennis: Mats Wilander wins 3rd Australian title; beats home town favourite Pat Cash 6-3, 6-7, 3-6, 6-1, 8-6

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Pat Cash
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Pat Cash
  • Cerebral Palsy telethon raises $21 million
  • NBC premiere of fact based "The Murder of Mary Phagan"

Famous Deaths

  • Werner Fenchel, German mathematician (b. 1905)