What Happened on June 25, 1988

Historical Events

  • 104°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in June

Musical Finale

Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, and Tim Rice's musical "Chess" closes at Imperial Theater, NYC, after 68 performances

  • Expos Pitcher Floyd Youmans suspended for 60 days due to drugs
  • Kristen Logan, 17, of Mississippi, crowned America's Junior Miss

Sports History

MLB player Cal Ripken Jr. plays in his 1,000th consecutive game

  • Roger Rabbit Cartoon Character debuts in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"
  • UEFA European Championship Final, Olympiastadion, Munich, Germany: Ruud Gullet & Marco van Basten score as the Netherlands beats Soviet Union, 2-0
1988 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Therese Johaug, Norwegian cross-country skier (Olympic gold 4 x 5k relay 2010, 10k, 15k, 30k 2022; 14 x World C'ship gold), born in Os, Røros, Norway
Born in 1988

Famous Deaths

  • Axis Sally [Mildred E Gillars], US nazi propagandist (WWII), dies
  • Hillel Slovak, Israeli musician (Anthym/What Is This?, Red Hot Chili Peppers) (b. 1962)

About June 25, 1988

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 2 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

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