On This Day

What Happened on October 27, 1988

Historical Events

  • "ET" released to home video (14 million presold)
  • "Les Miserables" opens at Forrest Theatre, Philadelphia
  • Larry Flynt paid hitman $1M to kill Hefner, Guccione & Sinatra

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Hawtrey, English actor (Carry On films), dies near London at 73
  • Hannah Tillich, German-American writer (Harbor Mouse) and wife of Paul Tillich, dies at 92
  • S B Fuller, founder (Fuller products), dies at 83
1988 Highlights

About October 27, 1988

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 10 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Scorpio