What Happened on September 28, 1988

Historical Events

  • American athletes go 1-2-3 in the 400m at the Seoul Olympics with Steve Lewis taking the gold medal in 43.87 ahead of teammates Butch Reynolds & Danny Everett
  • Australian Debbie Flintoff-King wins the 400m hurdles gold at the Seoul Olympics in 53.17, just 0.01 ahead of Tatyana Ledovskaya of the Soviet Union
  • Bronx Museum for Arts opens
  • Despite totally dominating his sport for 14 years, Ukrainian pole vaulter Sergey Bubka wins his only Olympic gold medal with a vault of 5.90m at the Seoul Games
  • Javed Miandad scores his 19th Test Cricket century (v Aus, Faisalabad)

Sports History

LA Dodger Orel Herschiser breaks former Dodger Don Drysdale's record by pitching 59 consecutive scoreless innings


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Famous Birthdays

  • Aleks Vrteski, Australian footballer
  • Esmée Denters, Dutch singer
  • Marin Čilić, Croatian tennis player (US Open 2014), born in Medjugorje, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Famous Deaths

  • Ethel Grandin, silent screen actress (Deserter), dies at 94
  • Marjorie Bonner Lowry, actress (Reno, Poor Girls), dies at 83
1988 Highlights

About September 28, 1988

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 34 years and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra

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