Historical Events In 1988
Tuesday, 18 May 2021
Nov 26 Arafat Refused Entry into the U.S on this day in history.
Nov 26 In the year 1988 pioneer 6's closest approach to Earth since 1965 launch (1.87 M km)
Nov 27 Angela Aames, actress (Lost Empire, Basic Training), dies in the year 1988.
Nov 28 Picasso's "Acrobat and Harlequin" sells for $38.46 million in the year 1988.
Nov 30 A group of some of the world's most powerful companies engaged in a protracted struggle to acquire a rather hefty prize--RJR Nabisco in the year 1988.
Nov 30 In the year 1988 cyclone lashes Bangladesh, Eastern India; 317 killed
Nov 30 In the year 1988 nYC furrier sues Mike Tyson for $92,000 for non payment of purchase
Nov 30 Soviets stop jamming Radio Liberty; first time in 38 years in the year 1988.
Nov 30 UN General Assembly (151-2) censures US for refusing PLO's Arafat visa on this day in history.
Dec 01 In the year 1988 596 dead after cyclone hits Bangladesh, half a million homeless
Dec 01 Benazir Bhutto named first female PM of a Moslem country (Pakistan) on this day in history.
Dec 01 In the year 1988 nBC bids record $401M to capture rights to 1992 Barcelona Olympics
Dec 02 5 gunmen who hijacked Soviet Aeroflot jet, surrender in Israel in the year 1988.
Dec 02 In the year 1988 sTS-27 Atlantis launched (Secret military mission)
Dec 02 Tata Giacobetti, Italian singer and lyricist (Quartetto Cetra) in the year 1988.
Dec 02 UN votes 151-2 (Isr and US) to move PLO debate to Geneva, Britain abstains on this day in history.
Dec 03 In the year 1988 barry Sanders wins the Heisman Trophy
Dec 04 Actor Gary Busey critically injured in motorcycle crash on this day in history.
Dec 05 Shuttle Atlantis launches world's first nuclear-war-fighting satellite on this day in history.
Dec 06 In the year 1988 arafat meets prominent American Jews in Stockholm, Sweden
Dec 06 Bill Harris, US guitarist (Clovers-Love Potion No 9), dies at 63 on this day in history.
Dec 06 Nelson Mandela is transferred to Victor Vester Prison, Capetown in the year 1988.
Dec 06 In the year 1988 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 in the year 1988.
Dec 07 In the year 1988 yasser Arafat recognizes existence of Israel
Dec 08 In the year 1988 anne Seymour, actress (Misty, Chevy Mystery Show), dies at 79
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 in the year 1988.
Dec 12 NYC Subway system adds new stations (the Z line) in the year 1988.