On This Day

What Happened on October 24, 1988

Historical Events

Sports History

NY Islander's & NHL high scorer, Mike Bossy retires

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • Typhoon Ruby sinks Philippine ferry; hundreds drown

Famous Birthdays

  • Daniel Shalikar, American actor (Honey I Blew Up the Kid), born in East Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Joshua Shalikar, American actor (Honey I Blew Up the Kid), born in East Brunswick, New Jersey

Famous Deaths

  • Henry Armstrong, American boxer (world featherweight, lightweight, welterweight [19 x title defences] champion), dies at 75
  • Sumner White, American sailor (Olympic gold 1952), dies at 58
1988 Highlights

About October 24, 1988

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 33 years and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Labour Day (New Zealand)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Scorpio