On This Day

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Henry Mortensen, American actor

Famous Deaths

  • Klaus Fuchs, German physicist (b. 1911)
1988 Highlights

About January 28, 1988

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 6 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aquarius