Historical Events In 1988
Monday, 03 August 2020
Jan 22 In Northern Territory, Australia a 6.9 earthequake occured with damage in the Tennant Creek area. Felt over two-thirds of Australia on this day in history.
Jan 22 On this day in history two earthquakes, one registering 7.0 on the Richter scale, cause 20km fault near Tennant Creek, northern Australia.
Jan 23 45th Golden Globes Last Emperor, Sally Kirkland, Michael Douglas on this day in history.
Jan 23 On this day in history 62nd Australian Women's Tennis Steffi Graf beats Chris Evert (61 76)
Jan 23 Experimental airplane Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan &Jeana Yeager, complete first nonstop, round-the-world flight without refueling lands on this day in history.
Jan 23 In the year 1988 sandinista missiles downed a cargo plane that was dropping U.S.-financed supplies to Contra rebels in southeastern Nicaragua. Four crewmen were killed.
Jan 24 On this day in history australia beat New Zealand 2-0 to win the World Series Cup
Jan 24 Ben Johnson named the Associated Press (AP) male athlete of the year, the first Canadian track athlete so honoured on this day in history.
Jan 24 In the year 1988 charles Glenn King, biochemist (discovered vitamin C), dies at 91
Jan 24 First WWF Royal Rumble - Jim Duggan wins on this day in history.
Jan 25 In the year 1988 15th American Music Award Anita Baker, Paul Simon &Whitney Houston
Jan 25 On this day in history colleen Moore, actress (These Girls Won't Talk), dies at 87
Jan 25 On this day in history george Harrison releases "When We Was Fab"
Jan 25 Ramsewak Shankar sworn in as President of Suriname on this day in history.
Jan 25 Vice President Bush &Dan Rather clash on "CBS Evening News" as Rather attempts to question Bush about his role in the Iran-Contra affair on this day in history.
Jan 26 "Phantom of the Opera" opens at Majestic Theater New York City NY for 4,000+ performances on this day in history.
Jan 26 In the year 1988 australia's 200th anniversary-parade of tall ships in Sydney Harbor
Jan 26 CIBC buys 65% of Wood Gundy for $190 million, mostly in shares on this day in history.
Jan 27 Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves nomination of Judge Anthony M Kennedy to US Supreme Court on this day in history.
Jan 28 Canada's Supreme court declares anti-abortion law unconstitutional on this day in history.
Jan 29 On this day in history bantcho Bantchevsky US opera singer, commits suicide
Jan 29 On this day in history bantcho Bantchevsky, US opera singer, commits suicide
Jan 29 On this day in history canadian Ben Johnson breaks own 50-yard dash world record at 5.15
Jan 29 Rogier van Otterloo Dutch composer/conductor, dies at 46 in the year 1988.
Jan 29 Talks break down between Sandinistas and Contras in the year 1988.
Jan 29 United Airlines Boeing 747SP, circles world in 36 hours 54 minutes 15 seconds on this day in history.
Jan 30 On this day in history cornelia D "Corry" Spark, Dutch cabaret performer, dies at 85
Jan 30 On this day in history hansie Cronje gets a pair in 2nd 1st-class game (OFS vs N Tvl)
Jan 31 In the year 1988 barge sinks near Anacortes WA, spills 70,000 gallons of oil
Feb 01 In the year 1988 heather O'Rourke, (Poltergeist) star, dies of intestinal ailment at 12
Feb 02 In the year 1988 david Boon's 6th Test Cricket century, 184 vs England at Sydney
Feb 04 In the year 1988 panamanian leader Manuel Noriega indicted on drug charges
Feb 05 Arizona House of Representatives vote to impeach Republican Governor Evan Mecham on this day in history.
Feb 05 Mikhail Gorbachev and President Reagan nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize on this day in history.