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.