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, Dutch composer/writer, dies at 68
1988 Highlights

About July 1, 1988

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 1 month and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Cancer