What Happened on May 5, 1988

Historical Events

  • Eugene A. Marino installed as 1st African American Catholic archbishop, in Atlanta, Georgia

Famous Birthdays

AdeleAdele (35 years old)

British pop-rock singer-songwriter ("Rolling In The Deep"; "Someone Like You"; "Chasing Pavements"), born in Tottenham, London

  • Brooke Hogan [Bollea], American pop singer (Undiscovered) and television personality, born in Tampa, Florida
  • Jessica Dubroff, American aviator (attempting to become the youngest person to fly a light utility aircraft across the United States), born in Falmouth, Massachusetts (d. 1996)
  • Skye Sweetnam, Canadian singer and songwriter (Sumo Cyco), born in Bolton, Ontario, Canada
Born in 1988

Famous Deaths

  • George Rose, British actor and singer (Beacon Hill; Holocaust), dies at 68
  • Michael Shaara, American author (Killer Angels), dies of a heart attack at 59
  • Tamara Pos, Suriname/Dutch activist
1988 Highlights

About May 5, 1988

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 35 years and 1 month
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Wishing Well - Terence Trent D'Arby
  • UK #1 Song: Theme From S-Express - S-Express