On This Day

What Happened on September 12, 1988

Historical Events

  • 1st NFL regular-season game played in Phoenix; Cowboys beat Card
  • Gilbert, strongest hurricane ever (160 mph), devastates Jamaica

Famous Birthdays

  • Aaron Sidwell, English actor and singer, born in Maidstone, Kent, England

Famous Deaths

  • Alan Bible, American lawyer and politician (Sen-D-Nev, 1954-74), dies at 78
  • Lauris Norstad, American general (NATO commander) and CEO (Owens-Corning Fiberglass), dies at 71
1988 Highlights

About September 12, 1988

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 9 months and 14 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