On This Day

December 1, 1988 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • 596 dead after cyclone hits Bangladesh, half a million homeless

Historic Event

Benazir Bhutto named 1st female Prime Minister of a Muslim country (Pakistan)

  • Chinese minister of Foreign affairs Qian Qichen visits Moscow
  • First World AIDS day to raise awareness of the AIDS global epidemic
  • Roy Orbison gives his final concert at The Front Row Theater in Cleveland, Ohio

Birthdays in History

  • Zoe Kravitz, American actress (Big Little Lies), daughter of Lisa Bonet & Lenny Kravitz, born in Los Angeles, California
1988 in History