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

Sports History

Boston Red Sox Wade Boggs is 1st player to get 200 hits for 6 consecutive seasons

  • Detroit first baseman Darrell Evans hits home run #18 in Tigers' 4-3 loss to Cleveland Indians; Evans' 400th MLB career HR
1988 History

Famous Deaths

  • Roy Kinnear, English actor (Man About the House, Scrooge, Help!), dies at 54

About September 20, 1988

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 35 years and 7 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