Historical Events in 1988 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 400 of 946

  • Apr 3 7th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Louisiana Tec beat Auburn 56-54

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Apr 3 Mario Lemieux wins NHL scoring title, stopping Gretzky's 7 year streak

NHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux
NHL Legend and Owner
Mario Lemieux
  • Apr 3 NJ Devils beat Blackhawks, 4-3 in OT to join playoffs for 1st time
  • Apr 3 Somalia & Ethiopia sign accord about Ogaden desert
  • Apr 3 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Apr 4 50th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kansas beat Oklahoma 83-79
  • Apr 4 Eddie Hill becomes the world's first driver to cover the quarter mile in under 5 seconds
  • Apr 4 Largest crowd (55,438) at a season game at Riverfront (Reds Vs Cards)
  • Apr 4 Last broadcast of "Crossroads" on British TV
  • Apr 4 Mets set Opening Day record with 6 HRs
  • Apr 6 African American polar explorer Matthew Henson buried next to R Peary in Arlington National Cemetery
  • Apr 6 NJ Devils' 1st playoff game; lose to NY Islanders 4-3 (OT) in 1st round
  • Apr 7 Gerrit John Heijns murderer, arrested
  • Apr 7 Russia announced it would withdraw its troops from Afghanistan
  • Apr 7 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Apr 9 "Les Miserables" opens at Umeda-Koma Theatre, Osaka
  • Apr 9 Devils 3-0 over Islanders-Devils lead 2-1 in 1st round
  • Apr 9 US imposes economic sanctions on Panama
  • Apr 9 142nd Grand National: Brendan Powell aboard Rhyme 'n' Reason wins
  • Apr 10 52nd Masters Golf Tournament: Sandy Lyle wins, shooting a 281
  • Apr 10 8th Golden Raspberry Awards: Leonard Part 6 wins
  • Apr 10 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA San Diego Inamori Golf Classic
  • Apr 10 Herschel Walker performs Fort Worth Ballet
  • Apr 10 Islanders beat Devils 5-4 (OT) 1st round tied at 2-2
  • Apr 11 Royal Concert building in Amsterdam reopens

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Apr 11 60th Academy Awards: "The Last Emperor", Michael Douglas & Cher win

Actor Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop
  • Apr 12 Devils 4-2 over Islanders-Devils lead 3-2 in 1st round
  • Apr 12 Frank Robinson replaces Cal Ripkin as manager of Balt Orioles
  • Apr 12 Harvard U patents genetically engineered mouse (1st for animal life)
  • Apr 12 Sonny Bono elected mayor of Palm Springs Calif
  • Apr 13 Italian government of De Mita forms
  • Apr 14 "Mail" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 36 performances
  • Apr 14 Devils 6-5 over Islanders-Devils take 1st round 4-2
  • Apr 14 USSR, US, Pakistan & Afghanistan sign Afghanistan treaty
  • Apr 15 Meteorite explode above Indonesia
  • Apr 15 Wendy Wasserstein's "Heidi Chronicles" premieres in NYC
  • Apr 17 Ethiopian Belayneh Densimo runs world record marathon (2:06:50)
  • Apr 17 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA AI Star/Centinela Hospital Golf Classic
  • Apr 18 92nd Boston Marathon: Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya 1st man in 2:08:43 and Rosa Mota of Portugal 1st woman in 2:24:30

Music releaseMusic Recording

Apr 18 Barbra Streisand records "Warm All Over"

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Apr 20 Balt Orioles set worst record to start a season 0-14 (will go 0-21)
  • Apr 20 NJ Devils 1st playoff hat trick-Eric Broten
  • Apr 20 US accuses Renamo of killing 100,000 Mozambiquians
  • Apr 20 Yanks HR 9,999 (D Winfield) 10,000 (C Washington) 10,001 (J Clarke)
  • Apr 21 1st four-day games in County Cricket Championship commence
  • Apr 21 Barbra Streisand records "You'll Never Know"
  • Apr 22 Women are allowed to compete in Little 500 bicycle race (Indiana)
  • Apr 22 NJ Devil Patrik Sundstrom sets NHL playoff record of 8 pts in a playoff game (hat trick & 5 assists) in 10-4 rout over the Capitals
  • Apr 23 A Greek pedals self-powered aircraft, 74 miles
  • Apr 23 Federal smoking ban during domestic airline flights of 2 hrs or less
  • Apr 23 Karolina Szabo runs female world record 25k (1:29:30)/30k (1:47;06)
  • Apr 24 Rosie Jones wins LPGA USX Golf Classic
  • Apr 24 1988 NFL Draft: Aundray Bruce from University of Auburn first pick by Atlanta Falcons
  • Apr 25 "Nightline" goes on location to Jerusalem Israel
  • Apr 25 John Demjanjuk (Ivan the Terrible), sentenced to death in Jerusalem
  • Apr 25 NASA launches space vehicle S-211
  • Apr 26 1st TNN Viewers choice awards-Randy Travis wins in 5 categories
  • Apr 26 NBA approves addition of 3rd referee in 1988-89 season
  • Apr 26 NY Met Davey Johnson becomes 2nd manager to record 400 victory in 1st 4 years (Al Lopez did it 1st)
  • Apr 28 "Chess" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 68 performances
  • Apr 28 Aloha Airlines Boeing 737 roof tears off in flight; kills stewardess
  • Apr 28 Baltimore Orioles lose AL record 21 games in a row
  • Apr 28 NJ Devils set all time playoff mark for penalty minutes
  • Apr 29 Orioles beat White Sox 9-0 for 1st 1988 win after 21 loses
  • Apr 30 Baltimore Orioles win record 14th straight from beginning of season
  • Apr 30 Largest banana split ever, at 455 miles long, was made in Pennsylvania
  • Apr 30 NJ Devils beat Caps 3-2 taking 7th game of Patrick Division final
  • Apr 30 NY Knights 1st arena football game beats Cobras 60-52 (10,157 in LA)
  • Apr 30 NY Yank Dave Winfield gets his 29th RBI of April-Sets AL & ties ML Rec
  • Apr 30 World Exposition, Expo 88 opens in Brisbane Australia

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Apr 30 33rd Eurovision Song Contest: Celine Dion for Switzerland wins singing "Ne partez pas sans moi" in Dublin

Singer Celine Dion
Celine Dion
  • May 1 "Romance/Romance" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 297 performances
  • May 1 Two IRA attacks in and near Roermond, Netherlands, kills 3 British servicemen and wounds 3 more
  • May 1 Patti Rizzo wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
  • May 2 Balt Orioles sign a 15 year lease to remain in Balt & get a new park
  • May 2 David Mamet's "Speed-the-Plow" premieres in NYC

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May 2 Jackson Pollock's "Search" sold for $4,800,000

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May 2 Reds manager Pete Rose is suspended for 30 days for pushing an ump

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • May 3 4,200 kg Colombian cocaine in seized at Tarpon Springs Florida
  • May 3 Jasper Johns' "Diver" sold for $4,200,000
  • May 4 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • May 5 Eugene A Marino installed as 1st African American archbishop
  • May 6 Graeme Hick scores 405 for Worcs v Somerset 35 fours 11 sixes
  • May 6 Doughnutgate incident: NJ Devils' coach Jim Schoenfeld tells referee Don Koharski to 'eat another doughnut you fat pig!,' he is suspended
  • May 7 114th Kentucky Derby: Gary Stevens on Winning Colors wins in 2:02.2
  • May 7 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • May 8 "Oba Oba" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 46 performances

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

May 8 Francois Mitterrand elected president of France

21st President of France Francois Mitterrand
21st President of France
Francois Mitterrand
  • May 8 Juli Inkster wins LPGA Crestar Golf Classic

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May 8 Mike Tyson crashes his $183,000 Bently on Varick St in NYC

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • May 8 Amateur referees work NJ Devil-Boston Bruin playoff games, as NHL referees walk-off, due to a restraining order brought by Devils

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May 9 Australia's new parliament house is opened by Queen Elizabeth II in Canberra

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • May 9 Belgium: 8th government of Martens forms
  • May 10 Edgar Degas' "Danseresje of 14" sold for $10,120,000
  • May 11 France performs nuclear test
  • May 11 KV Mechelen of Belgium win 28th European Cup Winner's Cup against Ajax of Netherlands 1-0 in Strasbourg

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 11 Mario Andretti records fastest Indianapolis 500 lap (221.565 mph)

Racing Car Driver Mario Andretti
Racing Car Driver
Mario Andretti
  • May 11 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Edmonton Oilers beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 1
  • May 12 "Carrie" opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • May 14 "Mail" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 36 performances
  • 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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