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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.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1988

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jun 07   Milan Lucic, Canadian Hockey player (Boston Bruins) was born in the year 1988.  

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   Steven R. McQueen, American Actor was born on this day in history.  

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

Sep 02   Ishant Sharma, Indian Cricketer was born in the year 1988.  

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

Nov 06   On this day in history birth of erik Lund, Swedish footballer  

Famous Deaths In 1988

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   In the year 1988 leo Steiner, NY Carnegie Deli's owner, dies  

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

Jan 04   Lily Laskine, French harpist (b. 1893) died in the year 1988.  

Jan 05   "Pistol Pete" Mavarich, NBAer (Atlanta), dies of a heart attack at 40 on this day in history.  

Jan 06   Brent Collins, soap actor (Another World), dies of heart attack at 46 on this day in history.  

Jan 07   In the year 1988 trevor Howard, actor (Ryan's Daughter), dies of bronchitis at 71  

Jan 08   Frank Pace Jr, US Secretary of Army (1950-53), dies at 76 in the year 1988.  

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

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