On This Day

What Happened on September 10, 1988

Historical Events

  • -18] Hurricane Gilbert, kills 300 in Jamaica, Texas & Yucatan
  • Gretchen Elizabeth Carlson (Minnesota), 22, crowned 62nd Miss America 1989

US Open Women's Tennis

US Open Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf of Germany wins her first US title and completes the Grand Slam; beats Gabriela Sabatini 6-3, 3-6, 6-1

Famous Birthdays

  • Jordan Staal, Canadian ice hockey center (World C'ship gold 2007; Stanley Cup 2009 Pittsburgh Penguins; Carolina Hurricanes captain), born in Thunder Bay, Ontario
1988 Highlights

About September 10, 1988

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 9 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Virgo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses
  • UK #1 Song: A Groovy Kind Of Love - Phil Collins