On This Day

December 21, 1988 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • Drexel agrees guilt to security felonies, pays a $650 million fine
  • Lockerbie disaster: Pan Am Flight 103 destroyed mid air by a terrorist bomb killing all 258 on board over Scotland
  • Vladimir Titov & Musa Manarov return to earth (a year) with Chretien

Deaths in History

  • Nikolaas Tinbergen, Dutch-British biologist and zoologist (Nobel 1973), dies at 81
1988 in History