What Happened on January 8, 1988

Historical Events

  • 9th largest NBA crowd 38,873-Chicago at Detroit
  • Dow Jones down 140.58 points

Event of Interest

Hewlett-Packard introduces HP-28S Advanced Scientific Calculator

  • US female Figure Skating championship won by Debi Thomas
1988 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Adam T. Siska, American rock bassist (The Academy Is...), born in the US Virgin Islands
Born in 1988

Famous Deaths

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

About January 8, 1988

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 4 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: So Emotional - Whitney Houston
  • UK #1 Song: Always On My Mind - Pet Shop Boys