What Happened in 1988 (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 949

  • May 12th "Carrie" opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 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

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 301 - 343 of 343

  • Nov 15th Mona Washbourne, actress (Blue Bird, Games), dies at 84
  • 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)
  • Dec 20th Max Robinson, 1st African American network (ABC) TV anchor, dies of AIDS at 49
  • 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

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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)