On This Day

What Happened on November 17, 1988

Historical Events

  • Linda Petursdottir of Iceland, 18, crowned 38th Miss World

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Neil Simon's "Rumors" premieres in NYC

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon

Famous Birthdays

  • Justin Cooper, American actor (Liar, Liar, General Hospital), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Sheilah Graham, gossip columnist, dies of heart failure at 84
1988 Highlights

About November 17, 1988

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 8 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Scorpio