On This Day

What Happened on September 20, 1988

Historical Events

  • "Loving Proof" second studio album by Ricky Van Shelton is released (Billboard Song of the Year 1989)

Olympic Gold

American diver Greg Louganis wins the 3m springboard gold medal at the Seoul Olympics after famously hitting his head on the board the previous day

  • Detroit first baseman Darrell Evans hits home run #18 in Tigers' 4-3 loss to Cleveland Indians; Evans' 400th MLB career HR
  • Wade Boggs is 1st player to get 200 hits for 6 consecutive seasons

Famous Deaths

  • Roy Kinnear, actor (Casanova, Pirates, Scrooge, Help!), dies at 54
1988 Highlights

About September 20, 1988

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 2 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Virgo