On This Day

What Happened on March 6, 1988

Historical Events

  • 18th Easter Seal Telethon raises $35,200,000
  • 3 IRA suspects shot dead in Gibraltar by SAS officers
  • Julie Krone becomes winningest female jockey (1205 victories)

Famous Deaths

  • Dick Ricketts Jr., American basketball center (# 1 overall pick 1955 NBA draft St. Louis Hawks) and baseball pitcher (St. Louis Cardinals), dies from leukemia at 54
  • Konstantin Iliev, Bulgarian composer, dies at 63
1988 Highlights

About March 6, 1988

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 4 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Pisces