What Happened on October 2, 1988

Historical Events

Olympic Gold

Future world heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis, representing Canada, wins super-heavyweight gold medal at the Seoul Olympics; beats American Riddick Bowe by 2nd round TKO

  • Gelindo Bordin of Italy wins the men's marathon in 2:10:32 at the Seoul Olympics; beats world champion Douglas Wakiihuri of Kenya by 15 seconds
  • In a season ending 7-5 win in St. Louis, NY Mets' outfielder Kevin McReynolds establishes a MLB record swiping 21 bases without being caught stealing during the season

Sports History

Mike Tyson wrecks furniture in his mansion in Bernardsville, NJ, during a domestic dispute

  • Minnesota Twins total 3,030,672 in attendance at Hubert H Humphrey Metrodome; first AL club ever to break 3 million in a MLB season
  • New Zealand horseman Mark Todd wins individual eventing gold medal aboard Charisma at the Seoul Olympics; his 2nd consecutive gold after winning in 1984
  • Pakistan's Supreme Court orders free elections
  • South Korean light middleweight boxer Park Si-hun is controversially awarded the Seoul Olympic gold medal after appearing well beaten by future 4 weight class world champion Roy Jones Jr
1988 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Brittany Howard, American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist (Alabama Shakes), born in Athens, Alabama
Born in 1988

Famous Deaths

Alec Issigonis (1906-1988)

Greek-British automotive designer who designed the Mini, dies at 81

About October 2, 1988

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 35 years and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra

Holidays: Gandhi Jayanti (India)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Love Bites - Def Leppard
  • UK #1 Song: Desire - U2