On This Day

What Happened on June 17, 1988

Historical Events

  • Microsoft releases MS DOS 4.0
  • Soyuz TM-5 launches
  • Women sentenced to 90 years in 1st product tampering murder case

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Ogilvy, Australian basketball player
  • Stephanie Rice, Australian swimmer (3 x Olympic gold 2008), born in Brisbane, Queensland

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

  • Elizabeth Lane, 1st female British supreme court justice, dies at 82
1988 Highlights

About June 17, 1988

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 5 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Gemini