On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 1988

Historical Events

  • In New Zealand, Bastion Point land returned to the local Maori iwi (tribe), Ngāti Whātua

Famous Birthdays

  • Aleksander Lesun, Russian modern pentathlete (Olympic gold pentathlon 2016), born in Barysaw, Belarus

Famous Deaths

  • Hellmuth Christian Wolff, composer, dies at 82
  • Lex van Delden [Alexander Zwaap], Dutch composer and writer (Canto della Guerra), dies at 68
  • Robert Riefling, Norwegian concert pianist and pedagogue (Royal Danish Academy, 1967-88; Norwegian Academy of Music from ,1973-88), dies at 76
1988 Highlights

About July 1, 1988

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 33 years and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Canada Day (Canada)

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Cancer