What Happened on September 5, 1988

Historical Events

  • CFL's Earl Winfield (Ham) scores TDs on 101-yd punt return, 100-yd kickoff return & 58-yd pass reception

Telethon

Jerry Lewis' 23rd Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $41,132,113

Famous Deaths

  • Gert Fröbe [Karl Gerhart Fröbe], German actor (Goldfinger, Lover's Wood, Upper Hand), dies from a heart attack at 75
  • Lawrence Brown, American trombonist (Duke Ellington Orchestra), dies at 81
1988 Highlights

About September 5, 1988

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 34 years and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Labor Day (United States), Labour Day (Canada)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Virgo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses
  • UK #1 Song: A Groovy Kind Of Love - Phil Collins