What Happened on May 15, 1988

Historical Events

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

Film & TV History

2nd American Comedy Award: Robin Williams & Tracey Ullman

Musical Finale

Michael Gore and Dean Pitchford's musical "Carrie", based on Stephen King's novel, closes at Virginia Theater, NYC, after 5 performances

  • USSR begins withdrawing its 115,000 troops from Afghanistan
1988 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Jessica Falkholt, Australian actress (Hope Morrison-Home and Away, born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2018)
Born in 1988

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

About May 15, 1988

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 10 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Anything For You - Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
  • UK #1 Song: With a Little Help from My Friends/She's Leaving Home - Wet Wet Wet/Billy Bragg