On This Day

What Happened on March 20, 1988

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • David Henry Hwang's "M. Butterfly," premieres in NYC
  • Eritrean War of Independence: Having defeated the Nadew Command, the Eritrean People's Liberation Front enters the town of Afabet, victoriously concluding the Battle of Afabet.

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Mike Tyson KOs Tony Tubbs in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson

Famous Deaths

  • Gil Evans, Canadian/US jazz composer (Out of the Cool), dies at 75