On This Day

What Happened on July 16, 1988

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • 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


LoveWedding of Interest

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

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky

1988 Highlights

About July 16, 1988

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 11 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Cancer