What Happened on September 30, 1988

Historical Events

  • Andrei Andreyevich Gromyko retires as Soviet Foreign Minister
  • Dave Stieb loses 2nd consecutive no hitter bid with 2 outs in 9th
  • IBM announces shipment of 3 millionth PS/2 personal computer
  • Louise Ritter, US, jumps 6'8" to win Olympic gold medal
  • Soviet Union beats Yugoslavia 76-63 to win the men's basketball gold medal at the Seoul Olympics; US finishes 3rd; final time US field non-NBA team

Famous Deaths

  • Chick Chandler [Fehmer Chandler], American actor (Seven Doors to Death, One Happy Family), dies at 83
  • Joachim Prinz, German-American Zionist leader, author and Rabbi of Berlin (1926-37), dies at 86
1988 Highlights

About September 30, 1988

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 34 years and 6 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