On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1988

Historical Events

  • Eugene A Marino installed as 1st African American archbishop

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestAdele

Adele [Adele Laurie Blue Adkins], Briish pop-rock singer-songwriter ("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
1988 Highlights

About May 5, 1988

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 5 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus