On This Day

What Happened on October 12, 1988

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • George H. W. Bush and Michael Dukakis meet in their second presidential debate
  • Israel & China sign trade deal, plan diplomatic relations
  • MLB National League Championship: Los Angeles Dodgers beat New York Mets, 4 games to 3

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Pope John Paul II is the target of anti-papal heckling by Protestant leader Ian Paisley at a European Parliament meeting in Strasbourgh, France

First Minister of Northern Ireland Ian Paisley
First Minister of Northern Ireland
Ian Paisley
264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II

Famous Deaths

  • Ken Murray, actor (Bill & Coo, Crooner, Half-Marriage), dies at 85
  • Ruth Manning-Sanders, author of children's books (b. 1895)