On This Day

What Happened on September 26, 1988

Historical Events

  • Canada's Ben Johnson stripped of his 100-m gold failing drug test
  • NYC's Rockefeller Center declared a national landmark
  • Polish communist party picks propaganda chief Rakowski as new PM
  • Soviet throwers sweep the medals in the hammer throw at the Seoul Olympics; Sergey Litvinov wins gold with an Olympic record 84.80m ahead of teammates Yuriy Sedykh & Jüri Tamm
  • US space shuttle STS-26 launched

Famous Birthdays

  • Kiira Korpi, Finnish figure skater, born in Tampere, Finland
  • Lilly Singh, Canadian YouTube vlogger (IISuperwomanII), born in Scarborough, Toronto
  • Mark Simpson, English clarinetist and composer, born in Liverpool, United Kingdom
1988 Highlights

About September 26, 1988

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 2 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra