August 6, 1988 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

  • The Tompkins Square Park Police Riot in New York City spurs reform of the NYPD, who were responsible for the melee that transpired the night of August 6-7

Deaths in History

  • Anatoli S Levchenko, cosmonaut (TM-4), dies of brain tumor at 47
  • J Skelly Wright, US judge (anti-segregationist), dies at 77