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Historical Events In 1988

Monday, 21 September 2020

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   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   45th Golden Globes Last Emperor, Sally Kirkland, Michael Douglas on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history 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   Ben Johnson named the Associated Press (AP) male athlete of the year, the first Canadian track athlete so honoured in the year 1988.  

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

Jan 24   In the year 1988 first WWF Royal Rumble - Jim Duggan wins  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 25   In the year 1988 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 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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history bantcho Bantchevsky, US opera singer, commits suicide  

Jan 29   In the year 1988 canadian Ben Johnson breaks own 50-yard dash world record at 5.15  

Jan 29   In the year 1988 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 30   Cornelia D "Corry" Spark, Dutch cabaret performer, dies at 85 in the year 1988.  

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

Jan 31   On this day in history barge sinks near Anacortes WA, spills 70,000 gallons of oil  

Feb 01   Heather O'Rourke, (Poltergeist) star, dies of intestinal ailment at 12 in the year 1988.  

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

Feb 04   In the year 1988 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 on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1988

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jun 07   In the year 1988 birth of milan Lucic, Canadian Hockey player (Boston Bruins)  

Jun 07   Michael Cera, American actor was born on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1988 birth of ishant Sharma, Indian Cricketer  

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   On this day in history 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 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   Trevor Howard, actor (Ryan's Daughter), dies of bronchitis at 71 on this day in history.  

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

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

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