September 27, 1988 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • Canadian Finn class sailor Lawrence Lemieux abandons race 5 to assist injured competitor after being in 2nd place; selfless act is awarded with the Pierre de Coubertin medal
  • Grand jury evidence shows Tawana Brawley fabricated rape story
  • Senate votes for major federal tax code changes

Event of interestEvent of Interest

The National League for Democracy, led by Aung San Suu Kyi is founded in Burma (Myanmar)

Burmese Politician Aung San Suu Kyi
Burmese Politician
Aung San Suu Kyi

Deaths in History

  • William V. Shannon, American journalist and ambassador to Ireland (1977-81), dies at 61