On This Day

What Happened on November 8, 1988

Historical Events

  • 900 die as earthquake hits China
  • Arco Arena in Sacramento, California, opens, Sac Kings lose to Seattle, 97-75
  • Rafael Fernandez Col√≥n re-elected Governor of Puerto Rico
  • Vice President George H. W. Bush is elected President of the United States, defeating Democrat candidate Michael Dukakis

Famous Deaths

  • Kingman Brewster, American educator and president of Yale University, dies at 69
1988 Highlights

About November 8, 1988

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 6 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Scorpio

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Wild, Wild West - The Escape Club
  • UK #1 Song: Orinoco Flow - Enya