Historical Events In 1988
Sunday, 28 February 2021
Nov 26 On this day in history arafat Refused Entry into the U.S.
Nov 26 Pioneer 6's closest approach to Earth since 1965 launch (1.87 M km) on this day in history.
Nov 27 Angela Aames, actress (Lost Empire, Basic Training), dies on this day in history.
Nov 28 On this day in history picasso's "Acrobat and Harlequin" sells for $38.46 million
Nov 30 In the year 1988 a group of some of the world's most powerful companies engaged in a protracted struggle to acquire a rather hefty prize--RJR Nabisco.
Nov 30 Cyclone lashes Bangladesh, Eastern India; 317 killed in the year 1988.
Nov 30 NYC furrier sues Mike Tyson for $92,000 for non payment of purchase in the year 1988.
Nov 30 In the year 1988 soviets stop jamming Radio Liberty; first time in 38 years
Nov 30 UN General Assembly (151-2) censures US for refusing PLO's Arafat visa on this day in history.
Dec 01 On this day in history 596 dead after cyclone hits Bangladesh, half a million homeless
Dec 01 Benazir Bhutto named first female PM of a Moslem country (Pakistan) in the year 1988.
Dec 01 NBC bids record $401M to capture rights to 1992 Barcelona Olympics in the year 1988.
Dec 02 In the year 1988 5 gunmen who hijacked Soviet Aeroflot jet, surrender in Israel
Dec 02 STS-27 Atlantis launched (Secret military mission) on this day in history.
Dec 02 Tata Giacobetti, Italian singer and lyricist (Quartetto Cetra) in the year 1988.
Dec 02 On this day in history uN votes 151-2 (Isr and US) to move PLO debate to Geneva, Britain abstains
Dec 03 In the year 1988 barry Sanders wins the Heisman Trophy
Dec 04 On this day in history actor Gary Busey critically injured in motorcycle crash
Dec 05 Shuttle Atlantis launches world's first nuclear-war-fighting satellite on this day in history.
Dec 06 Arafat meets prominent American Jews in Stockholm, Sweden on this day in history.
Dec 06 On this day in history bill Harris, US guitarist (Clovers-Love Potion No 9), dies at 63
Dec 06 Nelson Mandela is transferred to Victor Vester Prison, Capetown in the year 1988.
Dec 06 On this day in history sTS-27 Atlantis lands in California after secret mission
Dec 07 On this day in history andrei P Ershov, Russian computer pioneer, dies
Dec 07 Armenian earthquake in Armenia killing 25,000 people in the year 1988.
Dec 07 In the year 1988 armenian SSR rocked by earthquake, 8 on Richter scale (55,000 die)
Dec 07 Gorbachev announces 10% unilateral Soviet troop reductions at UN on this day in history.
Dec 07 Mikhail Gorbachev cheered by Wall St crowds upon arrival in NYC on this day in history.
Dec 07 On this day in history yasser Arafat recognizes existence of Israel
Dec 08 Anne Seymour, actress (Misty, Chevy Mystery Show), dies at 79 in the year 1988.
Dec 10 In the year 1988 dick Clair, comedian (Clair & McMahon, Facts of Life), dies of AIDS
Dec 10 Massive Earthquake in Armenia kills 100,000 in cities of Leninakan and Spitak in the year 1988.
Dec 12 John Canning, NY Post managing editor, dies at 56 on this day in history.
Dec 12 In the year 1988 nYC Subway system adds new stations (the Z line)