On This Day

What Happened on March 8, 1988

Famous Birthdays

  • Armanti Edwards, American college football player

Famous Deaths

  • Amar Singh Chamkila [Dhanni Ram], Punjabi folk singer "The Elvis of Punjab" killed by unknown gunmen as he arrived for concert at age 26 [1]
  • Henryk Szeryng, Polish-born violinist (b. 1918)
  • Ken Colyer, British New Orleans jazz devotee trumpeter, cornetist, and bandleader, dies at 79
  • Lala Abdul Rashid, Pakistani field hockey goalkeeper (Olympic gold 1960), dies at 65
  • Werner Hartmann, German physicist (b. 1912)
1988 Highlights

About March 8, 1988

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 4 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Pisces