On This Day

What Happened on May 11, 1988

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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 Deaths

Person of interestKim Philby

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