On This Day

What Happened on November 2, 1988

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

A's shortstop Walt Weiss wins AL rookie of year; 3rd straight for Oakland; Jose Canseco 1986, Mark McGwire 1987

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire

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Mexican radio station erroneously reports Mike Tyson had died in car crash

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • The Morris worm, first internet-distributed computer worm to gain mainstream media attention launched from MIT, strikes Pentagon, SDI research lab & 6 universities

Famous Birthdays

  • Julia Görges, German tennis player (7 WTA, 6 ITF titles), born in Bad Oldesloe, Schleswig-Holstein
  • Lindze Letherman, American actress (General Hospital), born in Fresno, California
1988 Highlights

About November 2, 1988

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 32 years and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Scorpio