Historical Events In 1988
Friday, 16 April 2021
Jan 22 In Northern Territory, Australia a 6.9 earthequake occured with damage in the Tennant Creek area. Felt over two-thirds of Australia in the year 1988.
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 62nd Australian Women's Tennis Steffi Graf beats Chris Evert (61 76) in the year 1988.
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 Sandinista missiles downed a cargo plane that was dropping U.S.-financed supplies to Contra rebels in southeastern Nicaragua. Four crewmen were killed on this day in history.
Jan 24 In the year 1988 australia beat New Zealand 2-0 to win the World Series Cup
Jan 24 On this day in history ben Johnson named the Associated Press (AP) male athlete of the year, the first Canadian track athlete so honoured
Jan 24 Charles Glenn King, biochemist (discovered vitamin C), dies at 91 on this day in history.
Jan 24 In the year 1988 first WWF Royal Rumble - Jim Duggan wins
Jan 25 On this day in history 15th American Music Award Anita Baker, Paul Simon &Whitney Houston
Jan 25 Colleen Moore, actress (These Girls Won't Talk), dies at 87 in the year 1988.
Jan 25 George Harrison releases "When We Was Fab" in the year 1988.
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 in the year 1988.
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 in the year 1988.
Jan 27 On this day in history senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves nomination of Judge Anthony M Kennedy to US Supreme Court
Jan 28 Canada's Supreme court declares anti-abortion law unconstitutional on this day in history.
Jan 29 Bantcho Bantchevsky US opera singer, commits suicide on this day in history.
Jan 29 In the year 1988 bantcho Bantchevsky, US opera singer, commits suicide
Jan 29 In the year 1988 canadian Ben Johnson breaks own 50-yard dash world record at 5.15
Jan 29 On this day in history rogier van Otterloo Dutch composer/conductor, dies at 46
Jan 29 Talks break down between Sandinistas and Contras in the year 1988.
Jan 29 In the year 1988 united Airlines Boeing 747SP, circles world in 36 hours 54 minutes 15 seconds
Jan 30 On this day in history cornelia D "Corry" Spark, Dutch cabaret performer, dies at 85
Jan 30 In the year 1988 hansie Cronje gets a pair in 2nd 1st-class game (OFS vs N Tvl)
Jan 31 Barge sinks near Anacortes WA, spills 70,000 gallons of oil on this day in history.
Feb 01 On this day in history heather O'Rourke, (Poltergeist) star, dies of intestinal ailment at 12
Feb 02 David Boon's 6th Test Cricket century, 184 vs England at Sydney in the year 1988.
Feb 04 On this day in history panamanian leader Manuel Noriega indicted on drug charges
Feb 05 On this day in history arizona House of Representatives vote to impeach Republican Governor Evan Mecham
Feb 05 Mikhail Gorbachev and President Reagan nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize on this day in history.