What Happened on May 8, 1988

Historical Events

  • Amateur referees work NJ Devil-Boston Bruin playoff games, as NHL referees walk-off, due to a restraining order brought by Devils
  • Brazilian musical revue "Oba Oba" closes at Ambassador Theater, NYC, after 46 performances

Election of Interest

François Mitterrand elected President of France

Sports History

Mike Tyson crashes his $183,000 Bently on Varick St in New York City


Famous Deaths

  • Robert A. Heinlein, American sci-fi writer (Friday), dies of heart failure at 80
1988 Highlights

About May 8, 1988

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 8 months and 25 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: Perfect - Fairground Attraction