What happened this day in history December 21, 1988

What are the important events that happened on December 21, 1988? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

December 21, 1988: Facts & Myths About This Day

December 21, 1988 is the 356th day of the year 1988 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 10 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is December 8, 1988 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 598,665,600 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectapentacontahexagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a dollar every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $10,459.00. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Sagittarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Turquoise is the modern birthstone for this month. Onyx is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Dragon is the mythical animal and Earth is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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December 21, 1988 Historical Events

  • 1988
    A bomb explodes on board Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, killing 270.

Who were born on December 21, 1988?

  • 1988
    Alexa Goddard, British R&B singer
  • 1988
    Yasmin, British DJ and Singer

Who died on December 21, 1988?

  • 1988
    Nikolaas Tinbergen, Dutch ornithologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1907)

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