On This Day

What Happened on July 18, 1988

Historical Events

  • Abu Nidal terrorists kill 9 on cruise ship City of Poros

Sport awardBritish Golf Open

British Open Men's Golf, Royal Lytham & St. Annes: Spaniard Seve Ballesteros wins his 3rd Open title by 2 shots from Nick Price of Zimbabwe

Golfer and Five-Time Major Winner Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Five-Time Major Winner
Seve Ballesteros
Golfer Nick Price
Golfer
Nick Price
  • Shooting begins on Bond film "License to Kill"

Famous Birthdays

  • César Villaluz, Mexican footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Joly Braga Santos, Portuguese composer and conductor, dies of a stroke at 64
  • Nico [Christa Päffgen], German model, and pop singer (Velvet Underground - "Sunday Morning"; "I'll Be Your Mirror"), dies from a bicycle accident at 43
1988 Highlights

About July 18, 1988

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 2 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Cancer