On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1988

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Francois Mitterrand elected President of France

21st President of France Francois Mitterrand
21st President of France
Francois Mitterrand

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson

Famous Deaths

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