On This Day

What Happened on September 5, 1988

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis

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