On This Day

What Happened on October 29, 1988

Historical Events

  • 2,000 US anti-abortion protesters arrested for blocking clinics
  • China announces a herbal male contraceptive
  • First scheduled Soviet shuttle launch (postponed)
  • Jim Elliott (US) begins 24-hr paced outdoor race for 548.9 mi

Famous Deaths

  • Ben Aerden [John Mikkelsen], Dutch actor (Hamlet, Uilenspiegel), dies at 78
1988 Highlights

About October 29, 1988

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 11 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Scorpio