On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 1988

Historical Events

  • Brazil adopts its Constitution

Electoral defeatImportant Vote

Chile votes in a referendum 56-44 against extending Augusto Pinochet's regime by 8 years thus ending the dictator's 16½ years in power

General and Dictator Augusto Pinochet
General and Dictator
Augusto Pinochet
  • Israel bans Meir Kahane's Kach Party on grounds of racism

Famous Birthdays

  • Bahar Kızıl, German singer (Monrose), born in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
  • Bobby Edner, American actor, born in Downey, California
  • Maja Salvador, Filipina actress, born in Aparri, Philippines
1988 Highlights

About October 5, 1988

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 1 month and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra