On This Day

What Happened on November 26, 1988

Historical Events

  • Alexander Volkov, Sergei Krikalev & Jean-Loup Chretien launch
  • Pioneer 6's closest approach to Earth since 1965 launch (1.87 M km)

Famous Birthdays

  • Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, Icelandic weightlifter (World's Strongest Man 2018; deadlifting WR 501kg 2020) and actor ("The Mountain" Game of Thrones), born in Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Yumi Kobayashi, Japanese fashion model, born in Tokyo

Famous Deaths

  • Antonio Estévez, Venezuelan composer and conductor (Cantata Criolla), dies at 72
1988 Highlights

About November 26, 1988

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 1 month and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Sagittarius