On This Day

What Happened on June 16, 1988

Historical Events

  • Boston Red Sox Barrett steals home
  • In Santa Barbara, CA, a team of 32 divers begin cycling underwater on a standard tricycle, to complete 116.66 mi in 75 hrs 20 mins

Famous Birthdays

  • Banks {Jillian Banks], American singer-songwriter (Beggin for Thread), born in Orange County, California
  • Keshia Chante, Canadian singer and TV host (Entertainment Tonight Canada), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Leeland Dayton Mooring, American musician (Leeland)

Famous Deaths

  • Miguel PiƱero, Puerto Rican playwright, actor, and co-founder of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. (b. 1946)
1988 Highlights

About June 16, 1988

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 1 month and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Gemini

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Together Forever - Rick Astley
  • UK #1 Song: Doctorin' the Tardis - Timelords