On This Day

What Happened on March 16, 1988

Historical Events

  • Chemical attack on Kurdish town of Halabja by Iraqi forces kills 5000 civilians - largest ever chemical weapons attack
  • Federal grand jury indicts North & Poindexter in Iran-Contra affair
  • North Ireland Protestant fires on Catholic funeral, 3 killed
  • US sends 3,000 soldiers to Nicaragua's neighbor Honduras

Famous Deaths

  • Dorothy Adams Foulger, actress (Laura, Devil Commands), dies at 88
1988 Highlights

About March 16, 1988

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 7 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Pisces