What Happened on September 22, 1988

Historical Events

  • American swimmer Janet Evans sets a world record 4:03.85 to win the 400m freestyle gold medal at the Seoul Olympics; 3rd gold medal of the Games (400m I/M, 800m)

Olympic Gold

American swimmer Matt Biondi wins the blue ribband 100m freestyle gold medal in Olympic record 48.63 at the Seoul Games; beats countryman Chris Jacobs & Stéphan Caron of France

  • Canada begins production of a $5 silver Maple Leaf bullion coin
  • South Korean coaches attack NZ referee after disputing his decision, Olympic Korean boxer stages a 67 minute sit-in
  • Soviet gymnast Vladimir Artemov wins individual all-round gold medal at the Seoul Olympics; follows his teams all-round victory; wins 4 gold for the Games
1988 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Bethany Dillon, American Christian musician, born in Bellefontaine, Ohio
Born in 1988

Famous Deaths

  • Rais Amrohvi, Pakistani poet and psychoanalyst, dies at 74
  • Rezső Sugár, Hungarian composer (Savonarola), and pedagogue, dies at 68

About September 22, 1988

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 35 years
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