A president is shot, Cal Ripken Jr. breaks an unbreakable record, and the world mourns the passing of a princess, all on this day.
1988: The band New Kids on the Block releases the album "Hangin' Tough." The album would produce the top 10 hits "Please Don't Go Girl," "You Got It (The Right Stuff)," "Cover Girl," "I'll Be Loving You (Forever)" and "Hangin' Tough," with the last two reaching No. 1.
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