What Happened on July 16, 1988

Historical Events

Sports History

Carl Lewis runs a wind-assisted 100m in 9.78 sec

  • Florence Joyner runs 100m in women's world record 10.49 seconds
  • Jackie Joyner-Kersee sets women's heptathlete record of 7,215 pts
  • San Antonio (Texas League) beats Jackson 1-0 in 26 innings

Famous Weddings

Michael J. Fox

"Back To The Future" actor Michael J. Fox (27) weds "Family Ties" actress Tracy Pollan (28) at West Mountain Inn in Arlington, Vermont

Wayne Gretzky

Canadian NHL superstar Wayne Gretzky (27) weds American 'Police Academy 5' / 'A League of Their Own' actress Janet Jones (27) in Edmonton, Alberta


1988 Highlights

About July 16, 1988

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 4 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Flame - Cheap Trick
  • UK #1 Song: Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You - Glenn Medeiros