On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1988

Historical Events

  • "Romance/Romance" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 297 performances

Sports History

After scoring 50 points in Game 1, NBA Eastern Conference playoff series, Michael Jordan has 55 in Chicago Bulls 106-101 win vs Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 2; first to score 50+ points in consecutive playoff games

  • Two IRA attacks in and near Roermond, Netherlands, kills 3 British servicemen and wounds 3 more

Famous Birthdays

  • Nicholas Braun, American actor (Succession), born in Bethpage, New York
  • Teodor Peterson, Swedish cross-country skier (Olympic silver individual sprint, bronze team sprint 2014), born in UmeĆ„, Sweden

Famous Deaths

  • Ben Lexcen, Australian yacht designer (Australia II 1983 America's Cup), dies of heart disease at 52
  • Carroll Righter, American columnist and astrologer to the stars, dies prostate cancer at 88
  • Paolo Stoppa, actor (Garibaldi, Visit, Freedom Fighters), dies
1988 Highlights

About May 1, 1988

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 6 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Labour Day (India)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus