What Happened on July 17, 1988

Historical Events

  • 4 Billion tv-viewers watch Mandela's 70th Birthday Tribute

Sports History

Florence Griffith Joyner of USA sets 100m woman's record (10.49)

  • Highest temperature ever recorded in San Francisco, 103°F (39°C)
1988 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Summer Bishil, American actress, born in Pasadena, California
Born in 1988

Famous Weddings

Wayne Gretzky

NHL ice hockey star player Wayne Gretzky (27) weds actress Janet Jones (27) at St. Joseph's Basilica in Edmonton, Canada

Famous Deaths

  • Bruiser Brody [Frank Goodish], professional wrestler, stabbed to death at 42

About July 17, 1988

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 2 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Hold On To The Nights - Richard Marx
  • UK #1 Song: Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You - Glenn Medeiros