On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1988

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Eugene A Marino installed as 1st African American archbishop

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestAdele

Adele [Adele Laurie Blue Adkins], English singer (Rolling in the Deep, Someone Like You), born in Tottenham, London

Singer-songwriter Adele
  • Brooke Hogan, American singer (Undiscovered), 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

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