What Happened on January 28, 1988

Historical Events

  • Canada's Supreme court declares anti-abortion law unconstitutional
  • Denver Nuggets point guard Michael Adams takes record streak to 79 consecutive games with at least one 3-point field goal in 117-102 loss against Indiana at Market Square Arena; streak ends next game

Sports History

New York Rangers' Marcel Dionne scores a 2nd period power play goal in 5-2 win in Philadelphia; becomes 1st first player in NHL history to get 20 goals in each of his first 17 seasons

  • South African Mbongeni Ngema's musical "Sarafina!" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 597 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Henry Mortensen, American actor

Famous Deaths

Klaus FuchsKlaus Fuchs (1911-1988)

German-British atomic physicist and spy for the Soviet Union, dies at 76

1988 Highlights

About January 28, 1988

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 35 years and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aquarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Need You Tonight - INXS
  • UK #1 Song: I Think We're Alone Now - Tiffany