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Historical Events In 1988

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Jan 22   On this day in history in Northern Territory, Australia a 6.9 earthequake occured with damage in the Tennant Creek area. Felt over two-thirds of Australia.  

Jan 22   On this day in history two earthquakes, one registering 7.0 on the Richter scale, cause 20km fault near Tennant Creek, northern Australia.  

Jan 23   On this day in history 45th Golden Globes Last Emperor, Sally Kirkland, Michael Douglas  

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

Jan 23   In the year 1988 experimental airplane Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan &Jeana Yeager, complete first nonstop, round-the-world flight without refueling lands  

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

Jan 24   In the year 1988 australia beat New Zealand 2-0 to win the World Series Cup  

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   Charles Glenn King, biochemist (discovered vitamin C), dies at 91 on this day in history.  

Jan 24   On this day in history first WWF Royal Rumble - Jim Duggan wins  

Jan 25   In the year 1988 15th American Music Award Anita Baker, Paul Simon &Whitney Houston  

Jan 25   Colleen Moore, actress (These Girls Won't Talk), dies at 87 on this day in history.  

Jan 25   George Harrison releases "When We Was Fab" in the year 1988.  

Jan 25   On this day in history ramsewak Shankar sworn in as President of Suriname  

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 in the year 1988.  

Jan 26   On this day in history "Phantom of the Opera" opens at Majestic Theater New York City NY for 4,000+ performances  

Jan 26   On this day in history australia's 200th anniversary-parade of tall ships in Sydney Harbor  

Jan 26   In the year 1988 cIBC buys 65% of Wood Gundy for $190 million, mostly in shares  

Jan 27   Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves nomination of Judge Anthony M Kennedy to US Supreme Court in the year 1988.  

Jan 28   In the year 1988 canada's Supreme court declares anti-abortion law unconstitutional  

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

Jan 29   Bantcho Bantchevsky, US opera singer, commits suicide in the year 1988.  

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

Jan 29   On this day in history 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   In the year 1988 united Airlines Boeing 747SP, circles world in 36 hours 54 minutes 15 seconds  

Jan 30   In the year 1988 cornelia D "Corry" Spark, Dutch cabaret performer, dies at 85  

Jan 30   Hansie Cronje gets a pair in 2nd 1st-class game (OFS vs N Tvl) in the year 1988.  

Jan 31   Barge sinks near Anacortes WA, spills 70,000 gallons of oil on this day in history.  

Feb 01   In the year 1988 heather O'Rourke, (Poltergeist) star, dies of intestinal ailment at 12  

Feb 02   David Boon's 6th Test Cricket century, 184 vs England at Sydney in the year 1988.  

Feb 04   Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega indicted on drug charges in the year 1988.  

Feb 05   In the year 1988 arizona House of Representatives vote to impeach Republican Governor Evan Mecham  

Feb 05   Mikhail Gorbachev and President Reagan nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize on this day in history.  

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

Aug 07   Melody Oliveria, American internet blogger was born in the year 1988.  

Sep 02   Ishant Sharma, Indian Cricketer was born on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1988 gaston Eyskens, PM of Belgium (1949, 1958-61, 1968-72), dies at 82  

Jan 04   Lily Laskine, French harpist (b. 1893) died on this day in history.  

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   Frank Pace Jr, US Secretary of Army (1950-53), dies at 76 on this day in history.  

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

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