What Happened on September 25, 1988

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • American sprinter Florence Griffith Joyner wins women's 100m in Olympic record 10.54; beats team mate Evelyn Ashford by 0.29; 1st leg of sprint double at Seoul Games

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Americans sweep the medals in the long jump at the Seoul Olympics; Carl Lewis wins his second gold of the Games with leap of 8.72m ahead of team mates Mike Powell & Larry Myricks

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • East German swimmer Kristin Otto swims Olympic record 25.49 to win the 50m freestyle gold at the Seoul Olympics; her 6th gold medal of the Games
  • Hungarian swimmer Tamás Darnyi wins the 200m individual medley gold medal at the Seoul Olympics in world record 2:00.17; wraps up medley double at the Games
  • Kathy Guadagnino wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic
  • Phoebe Mills finishes third in the balance beam at the Seoul Olympics to become the first American female gymnast to win a medal at a fully attended Games

BeatificationBeatification

Pope John Paul II beatifies Friar Junípero Serra (founder of 1st Californian missions)

Missionary Junípero Serra
Missionary
Junípero Serra
264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Romanian gymnast Daniela Silivaș wins 3 gold medals in one day at the Seoul Olympics; balance beam, floor exercise & uneven bars events; records record equalling 7 perfect scores of 10
  • Super swimmer Matt Biondi wins his 5th gold medal of the Seoul Olympics anchoring the victorious American 4 x 100m medley relay team

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Actor Paul Gross (29) weds actress Martha Burns

Actor and Director Paul Gross
Actor and Director
Paul Gross

Famous Deaths

  • Billy Carter, brother of US President Jimmy Carter, dies of cancer at 51