What Happened in 1988 (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 946

  • May 14 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 14 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 14 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Boston Bruins beat New Jersey Devils, 4 games to 3
  • May 15 "Carrie" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • May 15 "Gospel at Colonus" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 61 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Actor and Comedian Robin Williams
Actor and Comedian
Robin Williams
  • May 15 USSR begins withdrawing its 115,000 troops from Afghanistan
  • May 15 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic
  • May 16 US Surgeon Gen C Everett Koop reports nicotine as addictive as heroin
  • May 16 US Supreme Court rules trash may be searched without a warrant
  • May 18 In just Oakland's 39th of the season, pitcher Dave Stewart breaks record with his 12th balk en route to 16
  • May 19 Red Sox retire Bobby Doerr's #1
  • May 19 Carlos Lehder Rivas, of Colombia's Medellin drug cartel, is convicted in Florida for smuggling more than 3 tons of cocaine into US
  • May 20 Howard Stern fans disrupt WMMR's & John DeBella's "Louie Louie" parade

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • May 21 "Da'Butt" by EU hits #35

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Sport awardGolf Major

May 22 34th LPGA Championship won by Sherri Turner

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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • Jun 5 1st Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $590,000
  • Jun 5 Kay Cottee sails into Sydney as 1st woman to circle globe alone
  • Jun 5 Laura Davies wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
  • Jun 5 Longest champagne cork flight is 177'9 in NY
  • Jun 5 Russian orthodox church celebrates 1,000th anniversary

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 5 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

Sport awardTennis Open

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 13 George Harrison releases "This is Love"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • Jun 13 US Supreme Court refuses to hear Yonkers argument they aren't racist
  • Jun 14 Woman sues Chuck Berry for $5,000,000 alleges he hit her
  • Jun 15 NASA launches space vehicle S-213
  • Jun 15 Turkish premier Özal meets Greek premier Papandreou in Athens
  • Jun 16 Boston Red Sox Barrett steals home
  • Jun 16 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 301 - 352 of 352

  • Nov 3 Henri van Praag, Dutch para-psychologist, dies
  • Nov 7 Hans Baumann, German nationalist writer, dies at 74
  • Nov 9 Billy Curtis, 4'2" actor (Terror of Tiny Town), dies at 79
  • Nov 9 John Mitchell, former Atny Gen, dies of heart attack in Washington
  • Nov 9 Father David Bauer, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1924)
  • Nov 11 William Ifor Jones, Welsh conductor & organist (b. 1900)
  • Nov 13 Antal Dorati, Hungarian/US conductor/composer, dies at 82
  • Nov 13 Jaromír Vejvoda, Czech composer (b. 1902)
  • Nov 15 Mona Washbourne, actress (Blue Bird, Games), dies at 84
  • Nov 16 Lotte Stam-Beese, German/Neth architect, dies at about 85
  • Nov 17 Sheilah Graham, gossip columnist, dies of heart failure at 84
  • Nov 19 Christine Onassis, heiress, dies of heart failure at 37
  • Nov 21 Carl Hubbell, American baseball player (b. 1903)
  • Nov 22 Erich Fried, writer, dies at 67
  • Nov 22 Janet Ertel, crooner, dies
  • Nov 22 Luis Barragán, Mexican architect (b. 1908)
  • Nov 22 Paul Vario, U.S. Italian Mafia of the Lucchese Family (b. 1914)
  • Nov 22 Erich Freid, Austrian and British writer, dies at 67
  • Nov 27 Angela Aames, actress (Lost Empire, Basic Training), dies
  • Nov 27 John Carradine, actor (Ten Commandments), dies of kidney failure at 82
  • Nov 27 Karel Horky, Czech composer, dies at 79
  • Nov 27 [John] Hein Donner, chess grand master, dies at 61
  • Dec 2 Tata Giacobetti, Italian singer and lyricist (Quartetto Cetra)
  • Dec 4 Osman Achmatowicz, Polish chemist (b. 1899)
  • Dec 6 Bill Harris, US guitarist (Clovers-Love Potion No 9), dies at 63
  • Dec 6 Roy Orbison, American musician (Pretty Woman), dies of a massive heart attack at 52
  • Dec 7 Andrei P Ershov, Russian computer pioneer, dies
  • Dec 7 Christopher Connelly, actor (Liar's Moon, Hawmps), dies at 47
  • Dec 7 Peter Langan, Irish restaurateur (Langans London), dies in fire
  • Dec 8 Anne Seymour, actress (Misty, Chevy Mystery Show), dies at 79
  • Dec 8 Herbert "Tubo" Rhoad, US singer (Persuasions-Good news), dies at 44
  • Dec 10 Dick Clair, comedian (Clair & McMahon, Facts of Life), dies of AIDS
  • Dec 10 Richard Castellano, aqctor (Honor thy Father), dies at 55
  • Dec 12 John Canning, NY Post managing editor, dies at 56
  • Dec 12 Anthony "Tony Pro" Provenzano, American Mafia figure (b. 1917)
  • Dec 16 H "Stork" Hendry, cricketer (11 Tests for Australia 1921-29), dies
  • Dec 16 Sylvester, American singer (b. 1948)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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


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

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