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Historical Events In 1988

Wednesday, 16 June 2021

Jan 22   In Northern Territory, Australia a 6.9 earthequake occured with damage in the Tennant Creek area. Felt over two-thirds of Australia in the year 1988.  

Jan 22   In the year 1988 two earthquakes, one registering 7.0 on the Richter scale, cause 20km fault near Tennant Creek, northern Australia.  

Jan 23   In the year 1988 45th Golden Globes Last Emperor, Sally Kirkland, Michael Douglas  

Jan 23   62nd Australian Women's Tennis Steffi Graf beats Chris Evert (61 76) on this day in history.  

Jan 23   On this day in history experimental airplane Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan &Jeana Yeager, complete first nonstop, round-the-world flight without refueling lands  

Jan 23   Sandinista missiles downed a cargo plane that was dropping U.S.-financed supplies to Contra rebels in southeastern Nicaragua. Four crewmen were killed in the year 1988.  

Jan 24   Australia beat New Zealand 2-0 to win the World Series Cup in the year 1988.  

Jan 24   On this day in history ben Johnson named the Associated Press (AP) male athlete of the year, the first Canadian track athlete so honoured  

Jan 24   On this day in history charles Glenn King, biochemist (discovered vitamin C), dies at 91  

Jan 24   First WWF Royal Rumble - Jim Duggan wins on this day in history.  

Jan 25   15th American Music Award Anita Baker, Paul Simon &Whitney Houston on this day in history.  

Jan 25   Colleen Moore, actress (These Girls Won't Talk), dies at 87 in the year 1988.  

Jan 25   On this day in history george Harrison releases "When We Was Fab"  

Jan 25   Ramsewak Shankar sworn in as President of Suriname in the year 1988.  

Jan 25   Vice President Bush &Dan Rather clash on "CBS Evening News" as Rather attempts to question Bush about his role in the Iran-Contra affair on this day in history.  

Jan 26   "Phantom of the Opera" opens at Majestic Theater New York City NY for 4,000+ performances in the year 1988.  

Jan 26   In the year 1988 australia's 200th anniversary-parade of tall ships in Sydney Harbor  

Jan 26   CIBC buys 65% of Wood Gundy for $190 million, mostly in shares on this day in history.  

Jan 27   In the year 1988 senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves nomination of Judge Anthony M Kennedy to US Supreme Court  

Jan 28   Canada's Supreme court declares anti-abortion law unconstitutional on this day in history.  

Jan 29   On this day in history bantcho Bantchevsky US opera singer, commits suicide  

Jan 29   Bantcho Bantchevsky, US opera singer, commits suicide on this day in history.  

Jan 29   Canadian Ben Johnson breaks own 50-yard dash world record at 5.15 in the year 1988.  

Jan 29   In the year 1988 rogier van Otterloo Dutch composer/conductor, dies at 46  

Jan 29   Talks break down between Sandinistas and Contras on this day in history.  

Jan 29   United Airlines Boeing 747SP, circles world in 36 hours 54 minutes 15 seconds in the year 1988.  

Jan 30   Cornelia D "Corry" Spark, Dutch cabaret performer, dies at 85 on this day in history.  

Jan 30   Hansie Cronje gets a pair in 2nd 1st-class game (OFS vs N Tvl) on this day in history.  

Jan 31   In the year 1988 barge sinks near Anacortes WA, spills 70,000 gallons of oil  

Feb 01   Heather O'Rourke, (Poltergeist) star, dies of intestinal ailment at 12 on this day in history.  

Feb 02   David Boon's 6th Test Cricket century, 184 vs England at Sydney on this day in history.  

Feb 04   In the year 1988 panamanian leader Manuel Noriega indicted on drug charges  

Feb 05   Arizona House of Representatives vote to impeach Republican Governor Evan Mecham in the year 1988.  

Feb 05   Mikhail Gorbachev and President Reagan nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize 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   Michael Cera, American actor was born in the year 1988.  

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

Jul 13   Steven R. McQueen, American Actor was born in the year 1988.  

Aug 07   On this day in history 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   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 in the year 1988.  

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

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

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

Jan 11   On this day in history gregory (Pappy) Boyington, ace WW II pilot, dies at 75 of cancer  

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