What Happened on May 15, 1988

Day of the Week: Sunday

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

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • USSR begins withdrawing its 115,000 troops from Afghanistan

Famous Deaths

  • Andrew Duggan, actor (Jigsaw, Firehouse), dies of cancer at 64
  • Greta Nissen, actress (Ambassador Bill), dies