On This Day

What Happened on June 11, 1988

Historical Events

  • "Everything Your Heart Desires" by Daryl Hall & John Oates peaks at #3
  • "Rooty Toot Toot" by John Cougar Mellencamp peaks at #61

Music History

"We All Sleep Alone" by Cher peaks at #14

  • 120th Belmont: Eddie Delahoussaye aboard Risen Star wins in 2:26.6
  • 25th Curtis Cup: British Isles, 11-7
  • Freedomfest - Mandela addresses Wembley Stadium London
  • Galina Chistyakova of USSR sets long jump woman's record (24"8½")

Music Concert

Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute concert includes Whitney Houston, Phil Collins, Dire Straits, Stevie Wonder, Tracy Chapman, Hugh Masekela & Miriam Makeba, Youssou N’Dour, Peter Gabriel, Al Green, Joan Armatrading; Jessye Norman, and The Eurythmics at Wembley Stadium, London; broadcast to 67 countries with estimated audience of 600 million

  • NY Yankees Rick Rhoden becomes first pitcher since AL's adoption of the rule in 1973 to DH (0 for 1 with an RBI) in an 8–6 victory over Baltimore Orioles

Famous Birthdays

  • Brock Holt, American baseball utility (only player to hit for the cycle in a postseason MLB game, 2018; Boston Red Sox), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Yui Aragaki, Japanese actress (Mixed Doubles) and model, born in Naha, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan

Famous Deaths

  • Giuseppe Saragat, 5th President of Italy (1964-71), dies at 89
  • Nathan Cook, American actor (Milton-White Shadow, Billy-Hotel), dies of an allergic reaction at 38
1988 Highlights

About June 11, 1988

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 5 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Gemini