What Happened on July 18, 1988

Historical Events

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

British 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

  • Shooting begins on Bond film "License to Kill"
1988 History

Famous Birthdays

  • César Villaluz, Mexican footballer
Born in 1988

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

About July 18, 1988

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 10 months and 13 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