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
1988 History

Famous Deaths

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

About March 16, 1988

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 6 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Pisces

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