On This Day

What Happened on November 2, 1988

Historical Events

Sports History

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

Radio History

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

  • 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? 33 years and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Scorpio