On This Day

What Happened on July 31, 1988

Historical Events

  • 32 people are killed and 1,674 injured when a bridge at the Sultan Abdul Halim ferry terminal collapses in Butterworth, Malaysia

Historic Event

Last Playboy Club closes in Lansing, Michigan

Playboy Founder & Businessman Hugh Hefner
Playboy Founder & Businessman
Hugh Hefner
  • Miami Dolphins beat San Francisco 49ers, 27-21 in the American Bowl at London's Wembley Stadium

Baseball Record

Oakland DH Jose Canseco smacks 2 home runs off Scott Bankhead in A's 6-2 win over Seattle Mariners; becomes first MLB player to hit 30 HRs in first 3 years

MLB Player José Canseco
MLB Player
José Canseco

Hall of Fame

Pittsburgh Pirates 1st baseman/left fielder and 7-time All Star Willie Stargell becomes 200th man inducted in Baseball's Hall of Fame

Baseball Left fielder / First baseman Willie Stargell
Baseball Left fielder / First baseman
Willie Stargell

Famous Deaths

  • André Navarra, French concert cellist (Jolivet's Cello Concerto), and educator (Paris Conservatoire, 1947-88), dies at 76
  • Trinidad Silva, American character actor (Hill St Blues -"Jesus Martinez"), killed in a car accident with a drunk driver at 38
1988 Highlights

About July 31, 1988

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 2 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo