What Happened on November 5, 1988

Historical Events

  • "Kokomo" single by The Beach Boys from the film "Cocktail" goes to #1
  • "Kokomo", single by the Beach Boys from the film "Cocktail" tops the charts, their first hit in 20 years, and to date their latest
  • 1st NBA game at Bradley Center, Milw Bucks lose to Atlnata Hawks 94-107
  • 1st NBA game at Miami Arena, Miami Heat loss to LA Clippers, 111-91
  • 1st NBA game at Palace of Auburn Hills, Pistons beat Hornets 94-85
  • Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Churchill Downs; winners: Alysheba, Gt Communicator, Gulch, Is It True, Miesque, Open Mind, Personal Ensign
  • Cornell confirms grad student source of worst computer sabotage
  • France performs nuclear test
  • Gulch wins Breeder's Cup
  • Japan beats MLB all stars 2-1 in Tokyo (Game 1 of 7)
1988 History

Famous Birthdays

Virat KohliVirat Kohli (34 years old)

Indian cricketer, star batsman and captain of India (2013-), born in Delhi, India

Born in 1988

About November 5, 1988

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 4 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Scorpio

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Kokomo (From"Cocktail" ) - The Beach Boys
  • UK #1 Song: Orinoco Flow - Enya