On This Day

What Happened on October 13, 1988

Historical Events

  • Concert at Masada ends Israel's 40th-anniversary festival
  • Shroud of Turin, revered by many Christians as Christ's burial cloth, is shown by carbon-dating tests to be a fake from the Middle Ages
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Deaths

  • Mike Venezia, jockey, dies in 5th-race fall at Belmont Race Track, NY
1988 Highlights

About October 13, 1988

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 1 month and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra