What Happened on September 18, 1988

Historical Events

  • Burma suspends its constitution
  • Coup in Haiti: General Prosper Avril takes control, Henri Namphy flees
  • Magna Charta Universitatum signed to celebrate university traditions and mark 900th anniversary of the founding of Bologna University, the oldest in the world

Famous Birthdays

  • Annette Obrestad, Norwegian poker player and YouTuber, born in Sandnes, Norway
  • Lukas Forchhammer, Danish singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist (Lukas Graham - "7 Years"), born in Freetown Christiania, Denmark
1988 Highlights

About September 18, 1988

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 34 years and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Virgo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Don't Worry, Be Happy (From "Cocktail") - Bobby McFerrin
  • UK #1 Song: He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother - The Hollies