What Happened on January 8, 1988

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 9th largest NBA crowd 38,873-Chicago at Detroit
  • Dow Jones down 140.58 points
  • Hewlett-Packard introduces HP-28S Advanced Scientific Calculator
  • US female Figure Skating championship won by Debi Thomas

Famous Birthdays

  • Adam T. Siska, American musician

Famous Deaths

  • Frank Pace Jr, US Secretary of Army (1950-53), dies at 76