What Happened in 1988 (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 948

  • May 14th "Mail" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 36 performances
  • May 14th 1st non-pitcher (Jose Oquendo) in 20 years to get a decision in a baseball game, he & St Louis Cards lose to Braves 7-5 in 19 inn
  • May 14th Carrollton bus collision: a drunk driver going the wrong way on Interstate 71 near Carrollton, Kentucky, United States hits a converted school bus carrying a church youth group. The crash and ensuing fire kill 27.
  • May 14th NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Boston Bruins beat New Jersey Devils, 4 games to 3
  • May 15th "Carrie" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • May 15th "Gospel at Colonus" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 61 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 15th 2nd American Comedy Award: Robin Williams & Tracey Ullman

Actor and Comedian Robin Williams
Actor and Comedian
Robin Williams
  • May 15th USSR begins withdrawing its 115,000 troops from Afghanistan

Sport awardGolf Tournament

May 15th Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • May 16th US Surgeon Gen C Everett Koop reports nicotine as addictive as heroin
  • May 16th US Supreme Court rules trash may be searched without a warrant
  • May 18th In just Oakland's 39th of the season, pitcher Dave Stewart breaks record with his 12th balk en route to 16
  • May 19th Red Sox retire Bobby Doerr's #1
  • May 19th Carlos Lehder Rivas, of Colombia's Medellin drug cartel, is convicted in Florida for smuggling more than 3 tons of cocaine into US
  • May 20th Howard Stern fans disrupt WMMR's & John DeBella's "Louie Louie" parade

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May 20th Mike Schmidt hits his 535th HR, moving into 8th place

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt

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May 21st "Fat" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #99

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic
  • May 21st 113th Preakness: Eddie Delahoussaye aboard Risen Star wins in 1:56.2
  • May 21st US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Sport awardGolf Tournament

May 22nd 34th LPGA Championship won by Sherri Turner

LPGA Golfer Sherri Turner
LPGA Golfer
Sherri Turner
  • May 22nd Károly Grósz succeeds party leader Janos Kádár in Hungary
  • May 23rd Maryland stops sale of cheap pistols on Jan 1, 1990
  • May 23rd 41st Cannes Film Festival: "Pelle erobreren" directed by Bille August wins the Palme d'Or
  • May 24th John Moschitta set record for fast talking: 586 words per minute
  • May 24th Porntip Nakhirunkanok, 19, of Thailand, crowned 37th Miss Universe
  • May 24th Power outage in Boston Garden in NHL's Stanley Cup finals
  • May 24th Section 28 is passed as law by Parliament in the United Kingdom (prohibiting promotion of homosexuality). Repealed 2001/2004
  • May 25th 32nd European Cup: PSV Eindhoven beats Benfica (0-0, 6-5 on penalties) at Stuttgart
  • May 26th Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers sweep Boston Bruins in 4 games
  • May 27th Senate ratified a treaty eliminating medium-range nuclear missiles
  • May 29th Graeme Hick scores his 1,000th run of 1st-class cricket season
  • May 29th Pakistan President Zia ul-Haq dismisses government and disbands parliament
  • May 29th Sherri Turner wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
  • Jun 1st "Les Miserables" opens at Shubert Theatre, LA
  • Jun 1st "Morton Downey Jr Show" debuts in TV syndication
  • Jun 1st Train crash in Zeeland Neth, kills 2
  • Jun 2nd 61st National Spell Bee: Rageshree Ramachandran wins spelling elegiacal
  • Jun 2nd Consumer Reports calls for a ban on the Suzuki Samurai automobile
  • Jun 3rd "Big" premieres in US
  • Jun 3rd Margo Adams sues Red Sox 3rd baseman Wade Boggs for palimony
  • Jun 4th "Cabaret" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 262 performances
  • Jun 4th 42nd Tony Awards: M Butterfly & Phantom of the Opera win
  • Jun 4th Longest game in Balt Memorial Stadium (5:46) 14 inn (beat NY 7-6)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 4th Rickey Henderson steals 2 bases for record 249 as a NY Yankee

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • Jun 5th 1st Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $590,000
  • Jun 5th Kay Cottee sails into Sydney as 1st woman to circle globe alone

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jun 5th Laura Davies wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Laura Davies
LPGA Golfer
Laura Davies
  • Jun 5th Longest champagne cork flight is 177'9 in NY
  • Jun 5th Russian orthodox church celebrates 1,000th anniversary

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Jun 5th 87th Men's French Open: Mats Wilander beats Henri Leconte (7-5, 6-2, 6-1)

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
Tennis Player Henri Leconte
Tennis Player
Henri Leconte

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Jun 5th 87th Women's French Open: Steffi Graf beats Natalia Zvereva (6-0, 6-0)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Jun 6th 22nd Music City News Country Awards: Randy Travis & Statler Brothers
  • Jun 6th 3 giant turtles found in Bronx sewage plant
  • Jun 6th George H W Bush makes campaign promise to support reparations for WW II to Japanese-American internees (promise broken, May 1989)
  • Jun 7th Aluminum contaminates Cornwall's water supply
  • Jun 8th Nippon Airways announces that painting eyeballs on Jets cut bird collisions by 20%
  • Jun 9th "Bloodsport (1987)" premieres in Germany
  • Jun 9th Attorney General Meese orders Joseph Doherty deported to UK
  • Jun 10th Greatest number of participants (31,678) on a bicycle tour (London)
  • Jun 11th "Everything Your Heart Desires" by Daryl Hall & John Oates peaks at #3
  • Jun 11th "Rooty Toot Toot" by John Cougar Mellencamp peaks at #61

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Jun 11th "We All Sleep Alone" by Cher peaks at #14

Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop
Cher
  • Jun 11th 120th Belmont: Eddie Delahoussaye aboard Risen Star wins in 2:26.6
  • Jun 11th 25th Curtis Cup: British Isles, 11-7
  • Jun 11th Freedomfest - Mandela addresses Wembley Stadium London
  • Jun 11th Galina Chistyakova of USSR sets long jump woman's record (24"8½")
  • Jun 11th Yanks' Rick Rhoden becomes 1st pitcher to DH (0 for 1 with an RBI)
  • Jun 12th 6th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Billy Casper
  • Jun 12th Andy Hampton is 1st American to win Round of Italy
  • Jun 12th Mei-Chi Cheng wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
  • Jun 12th The Republic of Ireland beats England 1-0 at Euro88 thanks to a headed goal by Ray Houghton. This is Ireland's first competitive match at a major football tournament.
  • Jun 13th 45th time opposing pitchers hit HRS, Mark Davis (Padres)/Mike Krukow
  • Jun 13th Boston Red Sox are 10 games back in AL, & go on to win AL East
  • Jun 13th Fed jury finds Liggett liable in death of NJ woman of lung cancer

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 13th George Harrison releases "This is Love"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • Jun 13th US Supreme Court refuses to hear Yonkers argument they aren't racist
  • Jun 14th Woman sues Chuck Berry for $5,000,000 alleges he hit her
  • Jun 15th NASA launches space vehicle S-213
  • Jun 15th Turkish premier Özal meets Greek premier Papandreou in Athens
  • Jun 16th Boston Red Sox Barrett steals home
  • Jun 16th In Santa Barbara, CA, a team of 32 divers begin cycling underwater on a standard tricycle, to complete 116.66 mi in 75 hrs 20 mins

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Jun 17th Givens' Family reports Mike Tyson beats his wife Robin Givens

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Jun 17th Microsoft releases MS DOS 4.0
  • Jun 17th Soyuz TM-5 launches
  • Jun 17th Women sentenced to 90 years in 1st product tampering murder case
  • Jun 18th Jeff Hamilton, hits 8,000th Dodger home run
  • Jun 19th 88th US Golf Open: Curtis Strange shoots a 278 at Country Club Mass
  • Jun 19th Namphy takes control of Haitian government
  • Jun 19th Shirley Furlong wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • Jun 19th World's Largest Sausage completed at 13 1/8 miles long
  • Jun 19th 32 divers finish cycling underwater on a standard tricycle, to complete 116.66 mi in 75 hrs 20 mins
  • Jun 20th Coup in Haiti: Henri Namphy overthrows Leslie Manigat
  • Jun 20th Curtis Strange wins US Open golf tournament
  • Jun 20th Haiti's general assembly dissolves
  • Jun 20th NYC WABC-AM becomes flagship radio station of NJ Devils
  • Jun 20th Price is Right model Janice Pennington is knocked out by a TV camera
  • Jun 20th WABC officially becomes the NJ Devils new home radio
  • Jun 20th Supreme Court upholds a law that made it illegal for private clubs to discriminate against women & minorities
  • Jun 21st 42nd NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Detroit Pistons, 4 games to 3

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 301 - 342 of 342

  • Nov 16th Lotte Stam-Beese, German/Neth architect, dies at about 85
  • Nov 17th Sheilah Graham, gossip columnist, dies of heart failure at 84
  • Nov 19th Christine Onassis, heiress, dies of heart failure at 37
  • Nov 21st Carl Hubbell, American baseball player (b. 1903)
  • Nov 22nd Erich Fried, writer, dies at 67
  • Nov 22nd Janet Ertel, crooner, dies
  • Nov 22nd Luis Barragán, Mexican architect (b. 1908)
  • Nov 22nd Paul Vario, U.S. Italian Mafia of the Lucchese Family (b. 1914)
  • Nov 27th Angela Aames, actress (Lost Empire, Basic Training), dies
  • Nov 27th John Carradine, actor (Ten Commandments), dies of kidney failure at 82
  • Nov 27th Karel Horky, composer, dies at 79
  • Nov 27th [John] Hein Donner, chess grand master, dies at 61
  • Dec 2nd Tata Giacobetti, Italian singer and lyricist (Quartetto Cetra)
  • Dec 4th Osman Achmatowicz, Polish chemist (b. 1899)
  • Dec 6th Bill Harris, US guitarist (Clovers-Love Potion No 9), dies at 63
  • Dec 6th Roy Orbison, American musician (Pretty Woman), dies of a massive heart attack at 52
  • Dec 7th Andrei P Ershov, Russian computer pioneer, dies
  • Dec 7th Christopher Connelly, actor (Liar's Moon, Hawmps), dies at 47
  • Dec 7th Peter Langan, Irish restaurateur (Langans London), dies in fire
  • Dec 8th Anne Seymour, actress (Misty, Chevy Mystery Show), dies at 79
  • Dec 8th Herbert "Tubo" Rhoad, US singer (Persuasions-Good news), dies at 44
  • Dec 10th Dick Clair, comedian (Clair & McMahon, Facts of Life), dies of AIDS
  • Dec 10th Richard Castellano, aqctor (Honor thy Father), dies at 55
  • Dec 12th John Canning, NY Post managing editor, dies at 56
  • Dec 12th Anthony "Tony Pro" Provenzano, American Mafia figure (b. 1917)
  • Dec 16th H "Stork" Hendry, cricketer (11 Tests for Australia 1921-29), dies
  • Dec 16th Sylvester, American singer (b. 1948)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 20th Max Robinson, 1st African American network TV anchor (ABC), dies of AIDS at 49

1st African-American Network TV Anchor Max Robinson
1st African-American Network TV Anchor
Max Robinson
  • Dec 20th Alphonse Ouimet, Canadian television pioneer (b. 1908)
  • Dec 21st Bob Steele, [Robert Bradbury], American actor, dies after short illness at 60
  • Dec 21st Nicholas Tinbergen, Dutch/British biologist, dies at 81
  • Dec 22nd Tucker Smith, singer/dancer (Cool-West Side Story), dies

MurderAssassination

Dec 22nd Chico Mendes, Brazilian environmental activist and rubber tapper, assassinated at 44 by rancher Darcy Alves

Environmentalist Chico Mendes
Environmentalist
Chico Mendes
  • Dec 25th Ooka Shohei, Japanese novelist (b. 1909)
  • Dec 25th Edward Pelham-Clinton, 10th Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyne (b. 1920)
  • Dec 26th John Loder, actor (Sabotage, Java Head), dies at 90
  • Dec 26th Glenn McCarthy, American oil tycoon and businessman (b. 1907)
  • Dec 27th Fox Harris, actor (Alienator, Warlords, Sid & Nancy), dies
  • Dec 27th Hall Ashby, US director (Shampoo, 8 Million Ways to Die), dies at 59
  • Dec 28th Hal Ashby, academy-award winning director, dies of cancer at 59
  • Dec 29th Mike Beuttler, British racing driver (b. 1940)
  • Dec 30th Yuli Daniel, Russian writer (b. 1925)