On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 1988

Historical Events

  • Courtney Gibbs Eplin, 21, (Texas), crowned 37th Miss USA

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Edmonton's Wayne Gretzky picks up a 1st period assist in Oilers' 5-3 win over LA Kings to move ahead of Gordie Howe as NHL's all time leader in career assists; Howe 1,049 assists in 26 years, Gretzky 1,050 in 9 years

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky

Hall of fameHall of Fame

For first time since 1956, the Special Veterans Committee does not elect anyone to the Baseball Hall of Fame; Phil Rizzuto, Leo Durocher, Joe Gordon and Gil Hodges passed over

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
  • Iraq says it launched 16 missiles into Tehran
  • Pontiac announces the end of the Fiero automobile

Famous Birthdays

  • Katija Pevec, American actress
  • Trevor Cahill, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 2010; Oakland Athletics), born in Oceanside, California
  • Yang Hyeon-jong, South Korean baseball pitcher (Korean Series 2009, 2017 [MVP]; KBO MVP 2017; KIA Tigers), born in Gwangju, South Korea

Famous Deaths

  • Jean Le Poulain, French actor (Divine), dies at 63
  • Joe Besser, American actor & comedian (The Three Stooges, Let's Make Love, Africa Screams), dies from heart failure at 80
1988 Highlights

About March 1, 1988

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 8 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Pisces