What Happened on September 11, 1988

Historical Events

  • 1/3 of population argues for Estonia autonomy
  • Sports Aid-jogging to feed the world

US Men's Tennis Open

US Open Men's Tennis: Mats Wilander of Sweden wins his only US title and 7th & final Grand Slam event; beats Ivan Lendl 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 in the longest final in event's history


Famous Deaths

  • George Alpert, American railroad executive, dies at 90
  • John Sylvester White, American actor (b. 1919)
  • Luis Alvarez, American physicist (subatomic particles, Nobel 1968), dies of cancer at 77
  • Roger Hargreaves, English author and illustrator of children's books (Mr. Men and Little Miss), dies of a stroke at 53
1988 Highlights

About September 11, 1988

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 34 years and 25 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