Historical Events In 1988
Friday, 16 April 2021
Oct 19 Britain bans broadcast interviews with IRA members in the year 1988.
Oct 19 Car bomb kills 7 Israelis, wounds 11 near Lebanon border on this day in history.
Oct 19 In the year 1988 friedrich Weinreb, Polish/Neth theologist/economist, dies at 77
Oct 19 S Afr anti-apartheid leader Sisulu wins $100,000 Human Rights prize on this day in history.
Oct 19 Senate passes bill curbing ads during children`s TV shows in the year 1988.
Oct 20 Britain ends suspects right to remain silent in crackdown on IRA in the year 1988.
Oct 20 Man armed with explosives blows self up in 125 St subway station (NYC) in the year 1988.
Oct 22 In the year 1988 elton John sells out Madison Square Gardens for a record 26th time
Oct 24 On this day in history traveling Wilburys Volume One is released
Oct 24 Typhoon Ruby sinks Philippine ferry; hundreds drown in the year 1988.
Oct 25 ABC News reports on potbellied pygmy porkers' popularity as pets on this day in history.
Oct 25 Bill Cody, actor (Blazing Justice, Ghost City), dies at 75 on this day in history.
Oct 26 Donald Trump bills Mike Tyson $2,000,000 for 4 month advisory service on this day in history.
Oct 26 US-Soviet effort free 2 grey whales from frozen Arctic, Barrow, AK in the year 1988.
Oct 27 "ET" released to home video (14 million presold) on this day in history.
Oct 27 Charles Hawtrey, English actor (Carry On), dies near London at 73 on this day in history.
Oct 27 In the year 1988 larry Flynt paid hitman $1M to kill Hefner, Guccione & Sinatra
Oct 28 Jurors award $147,000 to Tacoma parishioner seduced by her minister on this day in history.
Oct 28 Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen gives $10 million to U Wash library on this day in history.
Oct 29 2,000 US anti-abortion protesters arrested for blocking clinics in the year 1988.
Oct 29 China announces a herbal male contraceptive on this day in history.
Oct 29 On this day in history jim Elliott (US) begins 24-hr paced outdoor race for 548.9 mi
Oct 29 In the year 1988 soviets 1st scheduled shuttle launch (postponed)
Oct 30 On this day in history 2 gambling clubs &1 player share 61.38 M California lotto jackpot
Oct 30 In the year 1988 john Houseman, actor (Paper Chase), dies at 86
Oct 31 First Monday Night NFL game in Indianapolis, Colts beat Denver 55-23 on this day in history.
Oct 31 John Houseman, actor (Paper Chase, Fog), dies of spinal cancer at 86 on this day in history.
Oct 31 In the year 1988 journalists demand greater press freedom in Yugoslavia
Nov 02 Computer virus strikes Pentagon, SDI research lab and 6 universities in the year 1988.
Nov 02 In the year 1988 shamir Likud wins election in Israel
Nov 03 Henri van Praag, Dutch para-psychologist, dies on this day in history.
Nov 03 Pakistan claims it downed Afghan warplane in the year 1988.
Nov 03 In the year 1988 reagan signs credit-card disclosure-bill
Nov 03 In the year 1988 soviet Union agrees to allow teaching of Hebrew