What Happened on November 30, 1988

Historical Events

  • Cyclone lashes Bangladesh, Eastern India; 317 killed
  • France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island
  • Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. buys RJR Nabisco for $25.07 billion USD.

Sports History

NYC furrier sues Mike Tyson for $92,000 for non payment of purchase

  • Soviets stop jamming Radio Liberty; 1st time in 38 yrs
  • UN General Assembly (151-2) censures US for refusing PLO's Arafat visa

Famous Birthdays

  • Phillip Hughes, Australian cricketer who died in cricket accident, born in Macksville, Australia (d. 2014)

Famous Deaths

  • Charlie Rouse, American hard bop jazz tenor saxophonist (Thelonious Monk Quartet; Sphere), dies of lung cancer at 64
1988 Highlights

About November 30, 1988

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 34 years and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: St. Andrew's Day (United Kingdom)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley - Will To Power
  • UK #1 Song: The First Time - Robin Beck