On This Day

What Happened on May 11, 1988

Historical Events

  • France performs nuclear test
  • KV Mechelen of Belgium win 28th European Cup Winner's Cup against Ajax of Netherlands 1-0 in Strasbourg

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mario Andretti records fastest Indianapolis 500 lap (221.565 mph)

Racing Car Driver Mario Andretti
Racing Car Driver
Mario Andretti
  • NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Edmonton Oilers beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 1

Famous Birthdays

  • Ace Hood [Antoine McColister], American rapper, born in Port St. Lucie, Florida

Famous Deaths


Person of interestKim Philby

Kim Philby, British spy & Soviet mole who was a member of the "Cambridge Five", dies at 76


1988 Highlights

About May 11, 1988

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 6 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus