On This Day

What Happened on May 15, 1988

Historical Events

  • "Carrie" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • "Gospel at Colonus" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 61 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2nd American Comedy Award: Robin Williams & Tracey Ullman

Actor and Comedian Robin Williams
Actor and Comedian
Robin Williams
  • USSR begins withdrawing its 115,000 troops from Afghanistan

Famous Birthdays

  • Jessica Falkholt, Australian actress (Hope Morrison-Home and Away, born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2018)

Famous Deaths

  • Andrew Duggan, American character actor (Secret War of Harry Frigg, Winds of War), dies of cancer at 64
  • Greta Nissen, actress (Ambassador Bill), dies
1988 Highlights

About May 15, 1988

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 5 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus