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Historical Events In 1988

Thursday, 07 July 2022

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

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   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   Sandinista missiles downed a cargo plane that was dropping U.S.-financed supplies to Contra rebels in southeastern Nicaragua. Four crewmen were killed on this day in history.  

Jan 24   Australia beat New Zealand 2-0 to win the World Series Cup on this day in history.  

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

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 in the year 1988.  

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

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

Jan 25   George Harrison releases "When We Was Fab" on this day in history.  

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

Jan 26   In the year 1988 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   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   Bantcho Bantchevsky US opera singer, commits suicide on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 29   On this day in history rogier van Otterloo Dutch composer/conductor, dies at 46  

Jan 29   In the year 1988 talks break down between Sandinistas and Contras  

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   On this day in history hansie Cronje gets a pair in 2nd 1st-class game (OFS vs N Tvl)  

Jan 31   Barge sinks near Anacortes WA, spills 70,000 gallons of oil in the year 1988.  

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

Feb 02   In the year 1988 david Boon's 6th Test Cricket century, 184 vs England at Sydney  

Feb 04   On this day in history panamanian leader Manuel Noriega indicted on drug charges  

Feb 05   On this day in history arizona House of Representatives vote to impeach Republican Governor Evan Mecham  

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 on this day in history.  

Jun 07   On this day in history birth of michael Cera, American actor  

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   On this day in history birth of melody Oliveria, American internet blogger  

Sep 02   In the year 1988 birth of ishant Sharma, Indian Cricketer  

Oct 23   Nicolaj Agger, Danish football player was born on this day in history.  

Nov 06   In the year 1988 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   On this day in history death of lily Laskine, French harpist (b. 1893)  

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

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

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

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