On This Day

What Happened on January 25, 1988

Historical Events

Music awardsMusic Awards

15th American Music Awards: Anita Baker; Paul Simon; & Whitney Houston win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

George Harrison releases "When We Was Fab"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • Longest winless streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (15 games)
  • Ramsewak Shankar sworn in as President of Suriname

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US VP George H. W. Bush & Dan Rather clash on "CBS Evening News" as Rather attempts to question Bush about his role in Iran-Contra affair

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush

Famous Birthdays

  • Tatiana Golovin, Russian-born French tennis player, born in Moscow, Russia

Famous Deaths

  • Colleen Moore, actress (These Girls Won't Talk), dies at 87
1988 Highlights

About January 25, 1988

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 8 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aquarius