What Happened on October 20, 1988

Historical Events

Sports History

Baseball World Series: LA Dodgers beat Oakland A's, 5-2 at Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum to clinch 4-1 series win: MVP: LA pitcher Orel Hershiser

  • Britain ends suspects' right to remain silent in crackdown on IRA
  • Gastineau sacks Jets, retires from football "for personal reasons"
  • Man armed with explosives blows himself up in 125 St subway station (NYC)
  • Reggie Rogers, Det Lion's # 1 pick, kills 3 by driving intoxicated
1988 History

Famous Birthdays

Candice SwanepoelCandice Swanepoel (34 years old)

South African model (Victoria's Secret), born in Mooi River, South Africa

  • Ma Long, Chinese table tennis player (Olympic and World Champion), born in Anshan, China
  • Risa Niigaki, Japanese singer (Morning Musume), born in Yokohama, Japan
Born in 1988

Famous Deaths

Sheila ScottSheila Scott (1927-1988)

English aviator who completed the 1st round-the-world solo flight by a woman, dies of cancer at 61

About October 20, 1988

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 5 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra

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