What Happened on March 31, 1988

Historical Events

  • Last East Limburg coal mine closes in Gent Belgium

Sports History

New York Islanders celebrate defenseman Denis Potvin's 1,000 points and 1,000 NHL games at tribute night at Nassau Coliseum

Event of Interest

Pulitzer prize awarded to Toni Morrison for her novel "Beloved"

1988 History

Famous Deaths

  • Talib Rasul Hakim, composer, dies at 48
  • William McMahon, 20th Prime Minister of Australia (Liberal: 1971-72), dies in his sleep at 80

About March 31, 1988

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 11 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Man In The Mirror - Michael Jackson
  • UK #1 Song: Don't Turn Around - Aswad