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Historical Events In 1988

Friday, 18 September 2020

Nov 26   Arafat Refused Entry into the U.S in the year 1988.  

Nov 26   On this day in history pioneer 6's closest approach to Earth since 1965 launch (1.87 M km)  

Nov 27   On this day in history angela Aames, actress (Lost Empire, Basic Training), dies  

Nov 28   Picasso's "Acrobat and Harlequin" sells for $38.46 million on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

Nov 30   On this day in history uN General Assembly (151-2) censures US for refusing PLO's Arafat visa  

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   5 gunmen who hijacked Soviet Aeroflot jet, surrender in Israel in the year 1988.  

Dec 02   STS-27 Atlantis launched (Secret military mission) on this day in history.  

Dec 02   Tata Giacobetti, Italian singer and lyricist (Quartetto Cetra) on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1988 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 in the year 1988.  

Dec 06   Bill Harris, US guitarist (Clovers-Love Potion No 9), dies at 63 on this day in history.  

Dec 06   On this day in history nelson Mandela is transferred to Victor Vester Prison, Capetown  

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   In the year 1988 armenian earthquake in Armenia killing 25,000 people  

Dec 07   On this day in history 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   Yasser Arafat recognizes existence of Israel in the year 1988.  

Dec 08   Anne Seymour, actress (Misty, Chevy Mystery Show), dies at 79 in the year 1988.  

Dec 10   Dick Clair, comedian (Clair & McMahon, Facts of Life), dies of AIDS in the year 1988.  

Dec 10   Massive Earthquake in Armenia kills 100,000 in cities of Leninakan and Spitak on this day in history.  

Dec 12   John Canning, NY Post managing editor, dies at 56 on this day in history.  

Dec 12   On this day in history nYC Subway system adds new stations (the Z line)  

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Famous Birthdays In 1988

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jun 07   On this day in history birth of milan Lucic, Canadian Hockey player (Boston Bruins)  

Jun 07   Michael Cera, American actor was born in the year 1988.  

Jul 12   On this day in history birth of melissa O'Neil, Canadian singer  

Jul 13   In the year 1988 birth of steven R. McQueen, American Actor  

Aug 07   In the year 1988 birth of melody Oliveria, American internet blogger  

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   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   In the year 1988 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 in the year 1988.  

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

Jan 06   Brent Collins, soap actor (Another World), dies of heart attack at 46 in the year 1988.  

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

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

Jan 11   Gregory (Pappy) Boyington, ace WW II pilot, dies at 75 of cancer in the year 1988.  

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