On This Day

What Happened on June 2, 1988

Historical Events

  • 61st National Spell Bee: Rageshree Ramachandran wins spelling elegiacal
  • Consumer Reports calls for a ban on the Suzuki Samurai automobile

Famous Birthdays

  • Awkwafina [Nora Lum], American rapper ("Yellow Ranger") and actress (The Farewell; Crazy Rich Asians; Ocean's 8), born in New York City
  • Patrik Berglund, Swedish hockey player
  • Sergio Ag├╝ero, Argentine soccer striker (96 caps; Manchester City; leading overseas goal scorer in EPL history), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Famous Deaths

  • Horace Hildreth, American politician (Gov-Maine, 1945-49) and U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan (1953-57), dies at 85
  • Raj Kapoor, Indian actor known as "the greatest showman of Hindi cinema" (Awaara, Boot Polish), dies of complications related to asthma at 63
1988 Highlights

About June 2, 1988

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 2 months and 14 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