On This Day

What Happened on September 22, 1988

Day of the Week: Thursday

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)
  • 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 & St├ęphan 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Bethany Dillon, American musician

Famous Deaths

  • Rais Amrohvi, Pakistani poet and psychoanalyst, dies at 74
  • Rezso Sugar, Hungarian composer, dies at 68