What Happened on September 29, 1988

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 26th Space Shuttle mission, Discovery 7 launched
  • China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Florence Griffith Joyner of USA sets 200m woman's record (21.34)
  • UN peacekeeping forces win Nobel Peace prize
  • Union Station reopens in Washington, D.C.

Famous Birthdays

  • Emily Evelyn Chase, daughter of Jayni & Chevy
  • Justin Nozuka, singer/songwriter
  • Kevin Durant, American basketball forward (2-time NBA Finals MVP 2017-18 Golden State Warriors), born in Washington, D.C.

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Addams, cartoonist (Addams Family), dies of heart attack at 76