Historical Events In 1988
Friday, 18 September 2020
Jun 27 In the year 1988 mike Tyson KOs Michael Spink in 91 seconds, in Atlantic City ($67m)
Jun 28 Kurt Raab, writer/actor (Boarding School, Stationmaster's Wife), dies on this day in history.
Jun 28 Mike Tyson sues to break contract with manager Bill Cayton in the year 1988.
Jun 30 Brooklyn dedicates a bus depot honoring Jackie Gleason on this day in history.
Jul 01 Hellmuth Christian Wolff, composer, dies at 82 on this day in history.
Jul 02 In the year 1988 steffi Graff beats Martina Navratilova for Wimbeldon crown
Jul 03 Gabe Dell actor, dies at 68 of leukemia on this day in history.
Jul 03 On this day in history gabriel Dell, actor (Dead End Kids), dies of leukemia at 68
Jul 03 In the year 1988 u.S. President Ronald Reagan issued a statement to the world, and an apology to the Iranian people, “I am saddened to report that it appears that in a proper defensive action by the "USS Vincennes" this morning in the Persian Gulf, an Iranian airliner was shot down over the Strait of Hormuz ... We greatly regret any loss of life ...” (290 died when the "Vincennes" fired upon Iran Air Flight 655, mistaking the plane for a hostile F-14 fighter plane.)
Jul 03 US Navy shoots down Iranian civilian jetliner over Gulf, kills 290 on this day in history.
Jul 03 On this day in history uS warship in the Gulf accidently shoots down Iranian airliner
Jul 04 Adrian Adonis, [Keith Franke], WWF wrestler, killed in auto accident in the year 1988.
Jul 04 On this day in history steffan Edberg beats Boris Becker for Wimbeldon crown
Jul 06 Carlos Salinas de Gortari elected president of Mexico in the year 1988.
Jul 06 On this day in history off Scotland, two Canadians among 167 crew members killed as gas leak leads to explosion and fire on the Occidental Petroleum drill rig Piper Alpha in the North Sea; 64 survivors rescued.
Jul 07 Jimmy Edwards, actor (Plank, Bottoms Up, Late Mr H), dies at 68 on this day in history.
Jul 07 In the year 1988 soviet Union launches Phobos 1 to probe Martian moon (unsuccessful)
Jul 08 In the year 1988 stevie Wonder announces he will run for mayor of Detroit in 1992
Jul 09 On this day in history "Facts of Life," Lisa Whelchel weds Steve Cauble
Jul 09 In the year 1988 anthony Holland, AIDS sufferer committed suicide at 60
Jul 09 In the year 1988 barbara Woodhouse dog trainer, dies at 78 of a stroke
Jul 10 On this day in history errol John, playwright, dies at 63
Jul 11 On this day in history mike Tyson hires Donald Trump as an advisor
Jul 12 On this day in history joshua Logan Broadway producer, dies at 79 of palsy
Jul 12 In the year 1988 joshua Logan, Broadway producer, dies at 79 of palsy
Jul 12 On this day in history uSSR launches Phobos II for Martian orbit
Jul 13 In the year 1988 huub Bals, Dutch film promotor, dies at 51
Jul 14 200,000 demonstrate in Soviet Armenia for incorp of Nagorno-Karabak on this day in history.
Jul 14 Mike Schmidt passes Mickey Mantle with his 537th HR into 7th place on this day in history.
Jul 15 On this day in history eleanor Estes author (Ginger Pye, Moffats), dies at 82
Jul 16 In the year 1988 carl Lewis runs a wind-assisted 100 m in 9.78 sec
Jul 16 Florence Joyner runs 100 m in women's world record 10.49 seconds in the year 1988.
Jul 16 Michael J Fox marries Tracy Pollan on this day in history.
Jul 16 In the year 1988 wayne Gretzky (NHL) & Janet Jones (Police Acad 5) wed in Edmonton