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Historical Events In 1988

Thursday, 19 May 2022

Mar 31   Death of Sir William McMahon, Australian Liberal prime minister on this day in history.  

Mar 31   On this day in history last East Limburg coal mine closes in Gent Belgium  

Mar 31   On this day in history talib Rasul Hakim, composer, dies at 48  

Apr 01   On this day in history iran accuses Iraq of using mustard gas on civilians  

Apr 01   Jim Jordan radio's Fibber McGee, dies at 91 in a fall on this day in history.  

Apr 01   In the year 1988 jim Jordan, actor (Fibber McGee), dies from a blod clot at 91  

Apr 03   17th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Amy Alcott in the year 1988.  

Apr 03   7th NCAA Women's Basketball Champion Louisiana Tech beat Auburn 56-54 in the year 1988.  

Apr 03   Mario Lemieux wins NHL scoring title, stopping Gretzky's 7 year streak in the year 1988.  

Apr 03   Milton A Caniff, US cartoonist (Terry & the Pirates), dies at 81 on this day in history.  

Apr 03   In the year 1988 new Jersey Devils beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4-3 in OT, to clinch their 1st ever playoff spot  

Apr 03   In the year 1988 somalia & Ethiopia sign accord about Ogaden desert  

Apr 03   In the year 1988 uSSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR  

Apr 04   In the year 1988 50th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Kansas beat Oklahoma 83-79  

Apr 04   On this day in history eddie Hill becomes 1st to drag race a mile in under 5 seconds  

Apr 04   In the year 1988 largest crowd (55,438) at a season game at Riverfront (Cincinnati Reds vs St Louis Cardinals)  

Apr 04   Last broadcast of "Crossroads" on British TV in the year 1988.  

Apr 04   New York Mets set Opening Day record with 6 homeruns on this day in history.  

Apr 05   On this day in history alf Kjellin, Swedish actor/director (Juggler), dies  

Apr 05   Democratic convention picks Michael Dukakis as their pres candidate in the year 1988.  

Apr 07   In the year 1988 cesar Bresgen, Austrian composer/organist, dies at 74  

Apr 08   Jim Jordan radio's Fibber McGee, dies at 91 in a fall in the year 1988.  

Apr 09   In the year 1988 brook Benton, singer (Just a Matter of Time), dies at 56 of meningitis  

Apr 09   On this day in history uS imposes economic sanctions on Panama  

Apr 10   On this day in history cliff Gladwin, cricketer (8 Tests for England 1947-49), dies  

Apr 11   In the year 1988 david Prater, US singer (Sam & Dave-Soul Man), dies in car crash at 50  

Apr 12   Alan Stewart Paton, writer, dies in the year 1988.  

Apr 14   On this day in history herbert Reynolds Inch, composer, dies at 83  

Apr 14   USS Samuel B. Roberts struck Iranian mine off Qatar on this day in history.  

Apr 15   In the year 1988 hendrikus G "Han" Hoekstra, Dutch poet (Zandloper), dies at 81  

Apr 16   On this day in history abu Jihad, [Khalil al-Wazzir], PLO-leader, murdered  

Apr 17   On this day in history eva Novak, actress (Medicine Man), dies of pneumonia at 90  

Apr 18   Barbra Striesand records "Warm All Over" on this day in history.  

Apr 21   On this day in history barbra Striesand records "You'll Never Know"  

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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   In the year 1988 birth of michael Cera, American actor  

Jul 12   Melissa O'Neil, Canadian singer was born on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history birth of ishant Sharma, Indian Cricketer  

Oct 23   Nicolaj Agger, Danish football player was born in the year 1988.  

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   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 in the year 1988.  

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 in the year 1988.  

Jan 08   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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