On This Day

What Happened on March 31, 1988

Historical Events

  • Last East Limburg coal mine closes in Gent Belgium

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

NHL Star Denis Potvin
NHL Star
Denis Potvin

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

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
1988 Highlights

About March 31, 1988

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 6 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries