On This Day

What Happened on October 7, 1988

Historical Events

  • Jim Fregosi is fired as manager of White Sox
  • Latvian flag raised in Riga for first time since annexation by USSR
  • Lou Piniella is fired as manager of Yankees for 2nd time
  • WNBC 660 final transmission, WFAN moves from 1050 to 660 & WUKQ begins on 1050 at 5:30 PM (NYC radio)

Famous Birthdays

  • Stacy DuPree, American musician (Eisley), born in The Woodlands, Texas

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Robin Givens files for divorce after 8-month marriage to Mike Tyson

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson

Famous Deaths

  • Billy Daniels, African-American jazz singer ("That Old Black Magic") and television pioneer (The Billy Daniels Show), dies of cancer at 73
1988 Highlights

About October 7, 1988

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 32 years and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra