What Happened on October 12, 1988

Historical Events

Meeting of Interest

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 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

1988 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Calum Scott, British pop singer-songwriter ("You Are The Reason"), born in Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Born in 1988

Famous Deaths

  • Ken Murray, American comedian (Ken Murray Show, Judy Garland Show) and actor (Bill and Coo, Crooner), dies at 85
  • Ruth Manning-Sanders, author of children's books (b. 1895)

About October 12, 1988

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 7 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Red Red Wine - UB40
  • UK #1 Song: One Moment In Time - Whitney Houston