On This Day

What Happened on November 15, 1988

Historical Events

  • 91 m radio telescope dish at Green Bank, WV, collapses
  • Dodgers outfielder Kirk Gibson wins NL MVP Award
  • Soviet space shuttle makes unmanned maiden flight (2 orbits)
  • The first Fairtrade label, Max Havelaar, is launched in the Netherlands.

Famous Birthdays

  • B.o.B [Bobby Simmons], American rapper and record producer ("Nothin' on You"; "Airplanes"),born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Zena Grey, American actress

Famous Deaths

  • Mona Washbourne, actress (Blue Bird, Games), dies at 84
1988 Highlights

About November 15, 1988

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 33 years and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Scorpio