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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  

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Famous Birthdays In 1988

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jun 07   In the year 1988 birth of milan Lucic, Canadian Hockey player (Boston Bruins)  

Jun 07   In the year 1988 birth of michael Cera, American actor  

Jul 12   Melissa O'Neil, Canadian singer was born in the year 1988.  

Jul 13   On this day in history birth of steven R. McQueen, American Actor  

Aug 07   Melody Oliveria, American internet blogger was born on this day in history.  

Sep 02   On this day in history birth of ishant Sharma, Indian Cricketer  

Oct 23   Nicolaj Agger, Danish football player was born in the year 1988.  

Nov 06   Erik Lund, Swedish footballer was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1988

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history leo Steiner, NY Carnegie Deli's owner, dies  

Jan 03   Gaston Eyskens, PM of Belgium (1949, 1958-61, 1968-72), dies at 82 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Lily Laskine, French harpist (b. 1893) died on this day in history.  

Jan 05   In the year 1988 "Pistol Pete" Mavarich, NBAer (Atlanta), dies of a heart attack at 40  

Jan 06   In the year 1988 brent Collins, soap actor (Another World), dies of heart attack at 46  

Jan 07   Trevor Howard, actor (Ryan's Daughter), dies of bronchitis at 71 in the year 1988.  

Jan 08   Frank Pace Jr, US Secretary of Army (1950-53), dies at 76 on this day in history.  

Jan 11   In the year 1988 gregory (Pappy) Boyington, ace WW II pilot, dies at 75 of cancer  

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