What Happened on July 21, 1988

Historical Events

  • ESA's Ariane-3 launches 2 communications satellites (1 Indian)

Presidential Convention

Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis accepts Democratic nomination for president

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Mitchell, Scottish footballer, born in Stirling, Scotland (d. 2016)
  • DeAndre Jordan, American NBA player (Denver Nuggets), born in Houston, Texas
Born in 1988

Famous Deaths

  • Norridge Mayhams, American swing, pop, and gospel singer-songwriter ("We'll Build a Bungalow"), guitarist, bandleader, and record producer, dies at 84

About July 21, 1988

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 2 months and 1 day
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