What Happened on November 9, 1988

Historical Events

  • Don Sebesky and Gloria Nissenson's musical "Prince of Central Park", starring Jo Anne Worley opens at Belasco Theater, NYC; runs for 4 performances
  • MLB All-Star team beat Japan 8-2 in Nishinomya, (Game 4 of 7)

Famous Birthdays

  • Nikki Blonsky, American actress, born in Great Neck, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Billy Curtis, 4'2" actor (Terror of Tiny Town), dies at 79
  • David Bauer, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame player and builder (priest, school coach; National Team manager), dies at 64
  • John Mitchell, American lawyer, political operative (US Attorney General, 1969-72), and convicted perjurer (Watergate Scandal), dies of heart attack in Washington, DC at 75
1988 Highlights

About November 9, 1988

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 10 months and 24 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