On This Day

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 interestEvent of Interest

Hewlett-Packard introduces HP-28S Advanced Scientific Calculator

Electrical Engineer and Businessman Bill Hewlett
Electrical Engineer and Businessman
Bill Hewlett
  • 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
1988 Highlights

About January 8, 1988

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 10 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Capricorn