What Happened on October 15, 1988

Historical Events

  • Amnesty International's "Human Rights Now!" Concert Tour ends in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • NCAA record rushing yardage (768 yards-Oklahoma)
  • With 2 outs in bottom of 9th, an injured Kirk Gibson hits dramatic 2 run HR to give Dodgers a 5-4 win in 1st game of World Series

Famous Birthdays

  • Mesut Özil, Turkish-German football player (Arsenal, German national team), born in Gelsenkirchen, West Germany

Famous Deaths

  • Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji [Leon Dudley Sorabji], Parsi-British pianist and composer (Opus clavicembalisticum), dies of heart failure at 96
1988 Highlights

About October 15, 1988

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 3 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