What Happened on November 17, 1988

Historical Events

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

Film & TV History

Neil Simon's "Rumors" premieres in NYC

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? 34 years and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Scorpio

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Bad Medicine - Bon Jovi
  • UK #1 Song: The First Time - Robin Beck