On This Day

What Happened on June 17, 1988

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Givens' Family reports Mike Tyson beats his wife Robin Givens

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 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


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Bruce Springsteen separates from Julianne Phillips

Singer-Songwriter Bruce Springsteen
Singer-Songwriter
Bruce Springsteen

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? 32 years, 5 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Gemini