On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1988

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Romance/Romance" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 297 performances
  • Two IRA attacks in and near Roermond, Netherlands, kills 3 British servicemen and wounds 3 more

Famous Birthdays

  • Teodor Peterson, Swedish cross-country skier (silver, bronze medals 2014 Olympics), 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