Historical Events In 1988
Sunday, 24 September 2023
Jun 27 In the year 1988 mike Tyson KOs Michael Spink in 91 seconds, in Atlantic City ($67m)
Jun 28 Kurt Raab, writer/actor (Boarding School, Stationmaster's Wife), dies on this day in history.
Jun 28 Mike Tyson sues to break contract with manager Bill Cayton on this day in history.
Jun 30 Brooklyn dedicates a bus depot honoring Jackie Gleason in the year 1988.
Jul 01 Hellmuth Christian Wolff, composer, dies at 82 in the year 1988.
Jul 02 Steffi Graff beats Martina Navratilova for Wimbeldon crown on this day in history.
Jul 03 Gabe Dell actor, dies at 68 of leukemia on this day in history.
Jul 03 Gabriel Dell, actor (Dead End Kids), dies of leukemia at 68 on this day in history.
Jul 03 U.S. President Ronald Reagan issued a statement to the world, and an apology to the Iranian people, “I am saddened to report that it appears that in a proper defensive action by the "USS Vincennes" this morning in the Persian Gulf, an Iranian airliner was shot down over the Strait of Hormuz ... We greatly regret any loss of life ...” (290 died when the "Vincennes" fired upon Iran Air Flight 655, mistaking the plane for a hostile F-14 fighter plane.) in the year 1988.
Jul 03 US Navy shoots down Iranian civilian jetliner over Gulf, kills 290 in the year 1988.
Jul 03 On this day in history uS warship in the Gulf accidently shoots down Iranian airliner
Jul 04 Adrian Adonis, [Keith Franke], WWF wrestler, killed in auto accident in the year 1988.
Jul 04 On this day in history steffan Edberg beats Boris Becker for Wimbeldon crown
Jul 06 On this day in history carlos Salinas de Gortari elected president of Mexico
Jul 06 Off Scotland, two Canadians among 167 crew members killed as gas leak leads to explosion and fire on the Occidental Petroleum drill rig Piper Alpha in the North Sea; 64 survivors rescued in the year 1988.
Jul 07 In the year 1988 jimmy Edwards, actor (Plank, Bottoms Up, Late Mr H), dies at 68
Jul 07 On this day in history soviet Union launches Phobos 1 to probe Martian moon (unsuccessful)
Jul 08 In the year 1988 stevie Wonder announces he will run for mayor of Detroit in 1992
Jul 09 On this day in history "Facts of Life," Lisa Whelchel weds Steve Cauble
Jul 09 Anthony Holland, AIDS sufferer committed suicide at 60 in the year 1988.
Jul 09 Barbara Woodhouse dog trainer, dies at 78 of a stroke on this day in history.
Jul 10 In the year 1988 errol John, playwright, dies at 63
Jul 11 On this day in history mike Tyson hires Donald Trump as an advisor
Jul 12 Joshua Logan Broadway producer, dies at 79 of palsy in the year 1988.
Jul 12 Joshua Logan, Broadway producer, dies at 79 of palsy in the year 1988.
Jul 12 USSR launches Phobos II for Martian orbit in the year 1988.
Jul 13 Huub Bals, Dutch film promotor, dies at 51 in the year 1988.
Jul 14 200,000 demonstrate in Soviet Armenia for incorp of Nagorno-Karabak on this day in history.
Jul 14 Mike Schmidt passes Mickey Mantle with his 537th HR into 7th place in the year 1988.
Jul 15 Eleanor Estes author (Ginger Pye, Moffats), dies at 82 in the year 1988.
Jul 16 Carl Lewis runs a wind-assisted 100 m in 9.78 sec in the year 1988.
Jul 16 In the year 1988 florence Joyner runs 100 m in women's world record 10.49 seconds
Jul 16 Michael J Fox marries Tracy Pollan in the year 1988.
Jul 16 On this day in history wayne Gretzky (NHL) & Janet Jones (Police Acad 5) wed in Edmonton