Historical Events on August 17, 1988

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Butch Reynolds runs world record 400m (43.29)
  • LIRR says Penn station will get air conditioning in 1991
  • NYC 1st case of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (9 year old Bronx boy)
  • Pakistani President Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq and U.S. Ambassador Arnold Raphel are killed in a plane crash.
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • US Republicans nominate George H. W. Bush for President