August 18, 1988 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • FDA approves Minoxidil as a hair loss treatment
  • Largest house (130 rooms) on Long Island sold for $22 million
  • Republican Convention in New Orleans select Bush-Quayle ticket

Deaths in History

  • Alexandr V Shchukin, Russian cosmonaut, dies in SU-26 crash at 42

Person of interestFrederick Ashton

Frederick Ashton, British choreographer (Cinderella), dies at 83

Choreographer Frederick Ashton
Frederick Ashton