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Historical Events In 1988

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

May 11   H A R (Kim) Philby, British double agent, dies in the year 1988.  

May 11   In the year 1988 kV Mechelen wins 28th Europe Cup II  

May 11   On this day in history mario Andretti records fastest Indianapolis 500 lap (221.565 mph)  

May 13   In the year 1988 chet Baker, jazz trumpeter, fell to death out of a hotel window at 59  

May 14   Willem Drees, PM of Netherland (1948-58), dies at 101 in the year 1988.  

May 15   Andrew Duggan, actor (Jigsaw, Firehouse), dies of cancer at 64 on this day in history.  

May 15   In the year 1988 moscow begins withdrawing its 115,000 troops in Afghánistán  

May 15   Soviet troops begin their withdrawl from Afghanistan on this day in history.  

May 16   Kay Baxter, best bodybuilder in the world (1983-85), dies in car crash at 42 in the year 1988.  

May 16   On this day in history surgeon General C Everett Koop reports nicotine as addictive as heroin  

May 16   On this day in history the U S Supreme Court rules that police can search discarded garbage without a search warrant  

May 16   In the year 1988 uS Supreme Court rules trash may be searched without a warrant  

May 18   Daws Butler, cartoon voice (Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound), dies at 71 on this day in history.  

May 19   Carlos Lehder Rivas, of Colombia's Medellín drug cartel, is convicted in Florida for smuggling more than 3 tons of cocaine into US on this day in history.  

May 19   In the year 1988 virginia Farmer, actresss (Cyrano de Bergerac), dies at 90  

May 21   In the year 1988 "Da'Butt" by EU hits #35  

May 21   In the year 1988 "Fat" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #99  

May 21   On this day in history dedication of the Australian-Hellenic Memorial on Anzac Parade by the Prime Minister, the Hon Bob Hawke, and the Deputy Prime Minister of Greece, Mr Yannis Haralambopoulos  

May 21   Dino Conte Grandi, Italy, delegate to league of nations, dies at 92 in the year 1988.  

May 21   On this day in history jane Powell weds Dickie Moore  

May 21   US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site in the year 1988.  

May 22   On this day in history dennis Day, tenor/comedian (Jack Benny Show, Danny Boy), dies at 71  

May 22   Hungarian Communist Party leader ousted on this day in history.  

May 22   Károly Grósz succeeds party leader János Kádár in Hungary on this day in history.  

May 23   David Schoenbrun, CBS broadcast bureau head (Wash, Paris), dies at 73 on this day in history.  

May 23   In the year 1988 maryland stops sale of cheap pistols on Jan 1, 1990  

May 24   James "Hamish" Hamilton, Brit publisher (Salinger/Mitford), dies at 87 in the year 1988.  

May 24   On this day in history john Moschitta set record for fast talking 586 words per minute  

May 24   On this day in history john Moschitta set record for fast talking: 586 words per minute  

May 24   Porntip Nakhirunkanok, 19, of Thailand, crowned 37th Miss Universe on this day in history.  

May 24   In the year 1988 power outage in Boston Garden in NHL's Stanley Cup finals  

May 25   On this day in history pSV wins Europe Cup  

May 26   Stanley Cup Edmonton Oilers sweep Boston Bruins in 4 games in the year 1988.  

May 26   Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers sweep Boston Bruins in 4 games on this day in history.  

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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   On this day in history birth of melissa O'Neil, Canadian singer  

Jul 13   Steven R. McQueen, American Actor was born on this day in history.  

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 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   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   On this day in history "Pistol Pete" Mavarich, NBAer (Atlanta), dies of a heart attack at 40  

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

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