On This Day

What Happened on July 7, 1988

Historical Events

  • Five prominent anti-apartheid activists are released in Cape Town, South Africa after being detained for up to two years under the Internal Security Act

Music History

Hungarian state funeral for composer Béla Bartók in Budapest, 42 years after his death with his remains relocated from New York

  • Soviet Union launches Phobos 1 to probe Martian moon (unsuccessful)
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Kaci Brown, American singer, born in Sulphur Springs, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Jimmy Edwards, British comedy writer and actor (Take It From Here, Whack-O!), dies from pneumonia at 68
1988 Highlights

About July 7, 1988

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 4 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Cancer