On This Day

What Happened on October 31, 1988

Historical Events

  • 19°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Oct
  • First Monday Night NFL game played in Indianapolis; Colts beat Denver Broncos, 55-23
  • Journalists demand greater press freedom in Yugoslavia

Famous Birthdays

  • Sébastien Buemi, Swiss racing driver, born in Aigle, Switzerland

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred Pellan, Québécois painter (b. 1906)
  • John Houseman, Romanian actor (The Paper Chase, Rollerball, The Fog), dies of spinal cancer at 86
1988 Highlights

About October 31, 1988

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 11 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: October Bank Holiday (Ireland)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Scorpio