On This Day

What Happened on June 20, 1988

Historical Events

  • Coup in Haiti: Henri Namphy overthrows Leslie Manigat, general assembly dissolved
  • NYC WABC-AM becomes flagship radio station of NJ Devils
  • Price is Right model Janice Pennington is knocked out by a TV camera
  • Supreme Court upholds a law that made it illegal for private clubs to discriminate against women and minorities

US Golf Open

US Open Men's Golf, The Country Club: Curtis Strange wins a Monday 18-hole playoff by 4 strokes from Englishman Nick Faldo

Famous Birthdays

  • Shefali Chowdhury, Welsh actress (Harry Potter films), born in Denbigh, Wales
1988 Highlights

About June 20, 1988

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 1 month and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Gemini

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Foolish Beat - Debbie Gibson
  • UK #1 Song: I Owe You Nothing - Bros