On This Day

What Happened on March 20, 1988

Historical Events

  • David Henry Hwang's "M. Butterfly," premieres in NYC

Boxing Title Fight

Defending champion Mike Tyson beats Tony Tubbs by TKO in round 2 at the Tokyo Dome, Tokyo for the undisputed world heavyweight boxing title

  • 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.

Famous Deaths

  • Gil Evans, Canadian-American jazz pianist, composer and arranger (Miles Davis; Absolute Beginners, Out of the Cool), dies at 75
1988 Highlights

About March 20, 1988

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 8 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Pisces