Today in History for November 1988

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 75 of 75

1st - Chris Sabo, wins National League Rookie of Year award
1st - Staten Island ferry gets 1st pay phones
2nd - Computers virus strikes Pentagon, SDI research lab & 6 universities
2nd - Mexican radio station erronously reports Mike Tyson dies in car crash
2nd - Walt Weiss wins AL rookie of year (3rd straight for Oakland A's)
2nd - The Morris worm, the first internet-distributed computer worm to gain significant mainstream media attention, is launched from MIT.
3rd - Pakistan claims it downed Afghan warplane
3rd - President Reagan signs credit-card disclosure-bill
3rd - Soviet Union agrees to allow teaching of Hebrew
3rd - Talk-show host Geraldo Rivera's nose is broken as Roy Innis brawls with skinheads at TV taping
4th - First NBA game at Charlotte Coliseum - Hornets lose to Cavs, 133-93
5th - 1st NBA game at Bradley Center, Milw Bucks lose to Atlnata Hawks 94-107
5th - 1st NBA game at Miami Arena, Miami Heat loss to LA Clippers, 111-91
5th - 1st NBA game at Palace of Auburn Hills, Pistons beat Hornets 94-85
US President & Actor Ronald ReaganUS President & Actor Ronald Reagan 5th - Cornell confirms grad student source of worst computer sabotage
5th - France performs nuclear test
5th - Gulch wins Breeder's Cup
5th - Japan beats MLB all stars 2-1 in Tokyo (Game 1 of 7)
5th - Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Alysheba, Gt Communicator, Gulch, Is It True, Miesque, Open Mind, Personal Ensign at Churchill Downs
6th - 18th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:28:07
6th - 19th NYC Marathon won by Steve Jones in 2:08:20
6th - Japan & MLB all stars played to a 6-6 draw (Game 2 of 7)
6th - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
6th - Steve Jones wins NY men's marathon; Grete Waitz 9th women's title
7th - MLB all stars beats Japan 16-8 (Game 3 of 7)
7th - Sugar Ray Leonard KO's Donnie LaLonde
8th - 900 die as earthquake hits China
LPGA Golfer Patty SheehanLPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan 8th - Arco Arena in Sacramento CA opens, Sac Kings lose to Seattle, 97-75
8th - George W H Bush (R) beats Mike Dukakis (D) for presidency
8th - Rafael Fernandez Colón elected as president of Puerto Rico
9th - "Prince of Central Park" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 4 perfs
9th - MLB All-Star team beat Japan 8-2 in Nishinomya, (Game 4 of 7)
10th - China confirms earthquake death toll will rise above current 938
10th - MLB All-Star team beats Japan 3-1 in Tokyo (Game 5 of 7)
10th - NY's MTA announces it may replace tokens with credit card type passes
10th - Orel Hershiser (23-8) is a unanimous choice as NL Cy Young Award
11th - Oldest known insect fossils (390 million yrs) reported in Science
12th - Japan beats MLB All-Star team 5-4 in Tokyo (Game 6 of 7)
12th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
13th - 39th Formula One WDC: Ayrton Senna wins by three points
15th - 91 m radio telescope dish at Green Bank, WV, collapses
15th - Dodgers outfielder Kirk Gibson wins NL MVP Award
15th - PLO proclaims State of Palestine, recognizes Israeli existence
15th - Soviet space shuttle makes unmanned maiden flight (2 orbits)
15th - The first Fairtrade label, Max Havelaar, is launched in the Netherlands.
16th - Estonia declares sovereignty in internal affairs
MLB Right Fielder Reggie JacksonMLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson 16th - Jose Canseco is 1st unanimous AL MVP since Reggie Jackson
16th - Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto's PPP wins 1st free Pakistani elections in 11 years
16th - Robin Givens sues Mike Tyson for $125 million for libel
16th - President Reagan and the First Lady participate in the official state arrival ceremony, meetings and a state dinner with Margaret Thatcher
16th - President Reagan meets with Jerusalem's mayor Teddy Kollek
17th - Linda Petursdottir of Iceland, 18, crowned 38th Miss World
17th - Neil Simon's "Rumors" premieres in NYC
20th - "Les Miserables" opens a Bus & Truck tour in Tampa
20th - 38th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Bill Elliott wins
23rd - France performs nuclear test
23rd - Wayne Gretzky scores his 600th NHL goal
23rd - Yankees sign free agent 2nd-baseman Steve Sax to 3-year contract
Playwright and screenwriter Neil SimonPlaywright and screenwriter Neil Simon 23rd - President Reagan announces that he is pocket-vetoing a bill designed to further restrict lobbying by former federal employees.
25th - Chuck Berry pays $250 fine to resolve NYC assault charges
25th - Convention on exploitation of Antarctic mineral resources signed
25th - US & Soviet chess grand masters Donaldson & Akhmilovskaya wed
25th - Widespread earthquake hits North East US, Canada, no damage reported
25th - German politician Rita Süssmuth becomes president of the Bundestag.
25th - 53rd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 15-10 in Birmingham
26th - Alexander Volkov, Sergei Krikalev & Jean-Loup Chretien launch
26th - Pioneer 6's closest approach to Earth since 1965 launch (1.87 M km)
27th - 76th CFL Grey Cup: Winnipeg Blue Bombers defeats BC Lions, 22-21
28th - Picasso's "Acrobat & Harlequin" sells for $38.46 million
30th - Cyclone lashes Bangladesh, Eastern India; 317 killed
30th - France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island
Painter Pablo PicassoPainter Pablo Picasso 30th - NYC furrier sues Mike Tyson for $92,000 for non payment of purchase
30th - Soviets stop jamming Radio Liberty; 1st time in 38 yrs
30th - UN General Assembly (151-2) censures US for refusing PLO's Arafat visa
30th - Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. buys RJR Nabisco for $25.07 billion USD.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 17 of 17

1st - Ross Montague, English footballer
2nd - Lindze Letherman, American actress (General Hospital)
3rd - Angus McLaren, Australian Actor
6th - Erik Lund, Swedish footballer
6th - Emma Stone, Scottsdale, Arizona, American actress (Superbad, The Amazing Spider-Man)
9th - Nikki Blonsky, American actress
10th - Chisaki Hama, former Japanese actress and model
11th - Alexandra Kyle, American actress
15th - Zena Grey, American actress
17th - Justin Cooper, American actor (Liar, Liar, General Hospital), born in Los Angeles, California
Actress Emma StoneActress Emma Stone (6th) 18th - Jeffrey Jordan, American college basketball player; son of Michael Jordan
18th - Montanna Thompson, English actress
19th - Patrick Kane, American ice hockey player
22nd - Suresh Guptara and Jyoti Guptara, British-Indian novelists
26th - Yumi Kobayashi, Japanese fashion model
28th - Christopher Stringini, American singer
28th - Scarlett Pomers, American actress

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 2 of 2

1st - US Actors Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis marry in Las Vegas
19th - LA Law's Corbin Bernsen marries actress Amanda Pays

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 20 of 20

3rd - Henri van Praag, Dutch para-psychologist, dies
9th - Billy Curtis, 4'2" actor (Terror of Tiny Town), dies at 79
9th - John Mitchell, former Atny Gen, dies of heart attack in Washington
9th - Father David Bauer, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1924)
11th - William Ifor Jones, Welsh conductor & organist (b. 1900)
13th - Antal Dorati, Hungarian/US conductor/composer, dies at 82
13th - Jaromír Vejvoda, Czech composer (b. 1902)
15th - Mona Washbourne, actress (Blue Bird, Games), dies at 84
16th - Lotte Stam-Beese, German/Neth architect, dies at about 85
17th - Sheilah Graham, gossip columnist, dies of heart failure at 84
19th - Christine Onassis, heiress, dies of heart failure at 37
21st - Carl Hubbell, American baseball player (b. 1903)
22nd - Erich Fried, writer, dies at 67
22nd - Janet Ertel, crooner, dies
22nd - Luis Barragán, Mexican architect (b. 1908)
22nd - Paul Vario, U.S. Italian Mafia of the Lucchese Family (b. 1914)
27th - Angela Aames, actress (Lost Empire, Basic Training), dies
27th - John Carradine, actor (Ten Commandments), dies of kidney failure at 82
27th - Karel Horky, composer, dies at 79
27th - [John] Hein Donner, chess grand master, dies at 61

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