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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Famous Deaths

  • Trinidad Silva, killed in auto accident at 38
1988 Highlights

About July 31, 1988

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 2 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo