Historical Events In 1988
Tuesday, 18 May 2021
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 On this day in history mike Tyson sues to break contract with manager Bill Cayton
Jun 30 On this day in history brooklyn dedicates a bus depot honoring Jackie Gleason
Jul 01 Hellmuth Christian Wolff, composer, dies at 82 in the year 1988.
Jul 02 Steffi Graff beats Martina Navratilova for Wimbeldon crown on this day in history.
Jul 03 Gabe Dell actor, dies at 68 of leukemia in the year 1988.
Jul 03 Gabriel Dell, actor (Dead End Kids), dies of leukemia at 68 on this day in history.
Jul 03 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.) in the year 1988.
Jul 03 US Navy shoots down Iranian civilian jetliner over Gulf, kills 290 in the year 1988.
Jul 03 In the year 1988 uS warship in the Gulf accidently shoots down Iranian airliner
Jul 04 Adrian Adonis, [Keith Franke], WWF wrestler, killed in auto accident on this day in history.
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 on this day in history.
Jul 06 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 on this day in history.
Jul 07 In the year 1988 jimmy Edwards, actor (Plank, Bottoms Up, Late Mr H), dies at 68
Jul 07 Soviet Union launches Phobos 1 to probe Martian moon (unsuccessful) in the year 1988.
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 Anthony Holland, AIDS sufferer committed suicide at 60 in the year 1988.
Jul 09 Barbara Woodhouse dog trainer, dies at 78 of a stroke in the year 1988.
Jul 10 Errol John, playwright, dies at 63 on this day in history.
Jul 11 Mike Tyson hires Donald Trump as an advisor on this day in history.
Jul 12 Joshua Logan Broadway producer, dies at 79 of palsy on this day in history.
Jul 12 On this day in history joshua Logan, Broadway producer, dies at 79 of palsy
Jul 12 USSR launches Phobos II for Martian orbit in the year 1988.
Jul 13 Huub Bals, Dutch film promotor, dies at 51 in the year 1988.
Jul 14 On this day in history 200,000 demonstrate in Soviet Armenia for incorp of Nagorno-Karabak
Jul 14 In the year 1988 mike Schmidt passes Mickey Mantle with his 537th HR into 7th place
Jul 15 Eleanor Estes author (Ginger Pye, Moffats), dies at 82 on this day in history.
Jul 16 On this day in history 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 on this day in history.
Jul 16 Michael J Fox marries Tracy Pollan on this day in history.
Jul 16 On this day in history wayne Gretzky (NHL) & Janet Jones (Police Acad 5) wed in Edmonton