On This Day

What Happened on July 7, 1988

Day of the Week: Thursday

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
  • 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