On This Day

What Happened on June 1, 1988

Historical Events

  • "Les Miserables" opens at Shubert Theatre, LA
  • "Morton Downey Jr Show" debuts in TV syndication
  • Train crash kills two in Zeeland, Netherlands

Famous Birthdays

  • Christine and the Queens [Héloïse Letissier], French singer-songwriter (Chaleur humaine), born in Nantes, France
  • Javier Hernández, Mexican soccer striker (109 caps; Manchester United, Bayer Leverkusen, West Ham), born in Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Nami Tamaki, Japanese pop singer

Famous Deaths

  • Leon Belasco [Leonid Simeonovich Berladsky], Russian actor (Lucky Partners, My Sister Eileen), dies at 85
1988 Highlights

About June 1, 1988

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 2 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Gemini

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: One More Try - George Michael
  • UK #1 Song: With a Little Help from My Friends/She's Leaving Home - Wet Wet Wet/Billy Bragg