Historical Events in 1988 (Part 3)

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  • Jun 23 Charlotte Hornets & Miami Heat begin their NBA expansion draft
  • Jun 23 Yanks manager Billy Martin's 5th term ends, Lou Pinella named manager
  • Jun 24 Cleve pitcher Doug Jones sets record of 14 consecutive saves
  • Jun 24 Red Sox begin AL record 23rd consecutive home win streak
  • Jun 25 "Chess" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 68 performances
  • Jun 25 104°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in June

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Jun 25 Cal Ripken Jr plays in his 1,000th consecutive game

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • Jun 25 Expos Pitcher Floyd Youmans suspended for 60 days due to drugs
  • Jun 25 Iceland's President Vigdis Finnbogadóttir elected (90+%)
  • Jun 25 Kristen Logan, 17, of Mississippi, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • Jun 25 UEFA European Championship: Netherlands defeat Soviet Union 2-0 in Munich
  • Jun 25 Roger Rabbit Cartoon Character debuts in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"
  • Jun 26 Kathy Postlewait wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 27 Mike Tyson KOs Michael Spink in 91 seconds, in Atlantic City ($67m)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Jun 27 Reds bat out of order against Padres in 1st inning
  • Jun 28 Mike Tyson sues to break contract with manager Bill Cayton
  • Jun 29 Emmy 15th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 9th time
  • Jun 30 "Sledge Hammer!" last aires on ABC-TV
  • Jun 30 Brooklyn dedicates a bus depot honoring Jackie Gleason
  • Jun 30 Chicago agrees to build a new stadium so White Sox won't move to Fla
  • Jun 30 French archbishop Marcel Lefebvre is excommunicated by the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Jul 1 In New Zealand, Bastion Point land returned to the local Maori iwi (tribe), Ngāti Whātua

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 2 95th Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Navratilova (5-7 6-2 6-1)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Jul 2 Lester Dumakude, commander of an Umkhonto we Sizwe special operations unit, detonate a car bomb by remote control outside Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Jul 3 16th du Maurier Golf Classic: Sally Little
  • Jul 3 A's Gene Nelson is 1st AL pitcher to steal a base since 1973
  • Jul 3 US Vincennes in Strait of Hormoez shoots Iran Airbus A300, kills 290
  • Jul 3 The Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey is completed, providing the second connection between the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosporus.

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 4 102nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Stefan Edberg beats Boris Becker (46 76 64 62)

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker
  • Jul 4 KC releases pitcher Dan Quisenberry, whose 238 saves are the 4th most
  • Jul 4 US Navy shoots down Iranian civilian jetliner over Gulf, kills 290
  • Jul 5 Malcolm Marshall takes 7-22 at Old Trafford, England all out 93
  • Jul 6 Carlos Salinas de Gortari elected president of Mexico
  • Jul 6 North Sea oil platform Piper Alpha explodes, 166 die
  • Jul 6 Wrestler Jake Roberts convicted of battery
  • Jul 7 Soviet Union launches Phobos 1 to probe Martian moon (unsuccessful)
  • Jul 7 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Jul 7 Five prominent anti-apartheid activists are released in Cape Town, South Africa after being detained for up to two years under the Internal Security Act
  • Jul 8 Indians' Bud Black sets club record for most batters hit in inning (3)
  • Jul 8 Miami Arena, opens in Miami, Florida
  • Jul 8 Rockers Jonathan "Chico" & Robert DeBarge indicted on drug trafficking

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Jul 8 Stevie Wonder announces he will run for mayor of Detroit in 1992

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
  • Jul 9 Chris Speier hits for the cycle & Ernest Riles hits 10,000th Giant HR

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Jul 9 Jessye Norman begins recording Bizet's "Carmen"

Composer Georges Bizet
Georges Bizet

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Jul 9 Nolan Ryan is 7th to win 100 game on 2 teams, as Astro beat Mets 6-3

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Jul 10 Terry-Jo Myers wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
  • Jul 11 Mike Tyson hires Donald Trump as an advisor
  • Jul 12 59th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-1 at Riverfront Stadium, Cin
  • Jul 12 All star MVP: Terry Steinbach (Oakland A's)
  • Jul 12 Margo Adams alleges Red Sox Wade Bogg's had an affair with her
  • Jul 12 USSR launches Phobos II for Martian orbit
  • Jul 13 Red Sox replace manager John McNamara with Joe Morgan
  • Jul 13 Sting performs his 1st Rain Forest benefit concert
  • Jul 14 200,000 demonstrate in Soviet Armenia for incorporation of Nagorno-Karabak

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Jul 14 Mike Schmidt passes Mickey Mantle with his 537th HR into 7th place

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Jul 14 WYHY radio offers $1M to anyone who can prove Elvis is still alive

Film release premierFilm Release

Jul 15 "Die Hard" directed by John McTiernan and starring Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman is released in the US

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Jul 16 Carl Lewis runs a wind-assisted 100 m in 9.78 sec

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • Jul 16 Florence Joyner runs 100 m in women's world record 10.49 seconds
  • Jul 16 Jackie Joyner-Kersee sets women's heptathlete record of 7,215 pts
  • Jul 16 San Antonio (Texas League) beats Jackson 1-0 in 26 innings
  • Jul 16 Wayne Gretzky (NHL) & Janet Jones (Police Acad 5) wed in Edmonton

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 17 117th British Golf Open: Seve Ballesteros shoots 273 at Royal Lytham

Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner
Seve Ballesteros
  • Jul 17 4 Billion tv-viewers watch Mandela's 70th Birthday Tribute
  • Jul 17 Colleen Walker wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
  • Jul 17 Florence Griffith Joyner of USA sets 100m woman's record (10.49)
  • Jul 17 Highest temperature ever recorded in San Francisco, 103°F (39°C)
  • Jul 18 Abu Nidal terrorists kill 9 on City of Poros cruise ship
  • Jul 18 Shooting begins on "License to Kill"
  • Jul 20 Michael Dukakis selected Democratic presidential nominee
  • Jul 21 ESA's Ariane-3 launches 2 communications satellites (1 Indian)
  • Jul 21 Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis accepts Democratic nomination for president
  • Jul 22 500 US scientists pledge to boycott Pentagon germ-warfare research
  • Jul 23 Saskatchewan's Dave Ridgway kicks record 8 field goals vs Edmonton
  • Jul 24 43rd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Liselotte Neumann
  • Jul 24 US & Jamacia play scoreless tie, in 2nd round of 1990 world soccer cup
  • Jul 24 75th Tour de France won by Pedro Delgado of Spain
  • Jul 25 Mindy Duncan, 16, of Oregon, crowned 6th Miss Teen USA
  • Jul 26 Mike Schmidt sets NL record appearing in 2,155 games at 3rd base, as Phillies & NY Mets end that game at 2:13 AM
  • Jul 27 Boston's worst traffic jam in 30 years
  • Jul 27 General Sein Lwin succeeds Ne Win as President of Burma
  • Jul 27 Radio Shack announces Tandy 1000 SL computer
  • Jul 27 Baseball star Tommy John commits rec 3 errors on 1 play as Yanks rout Brewers 16-3
  • Jul 28 IBM announces price hike on older models
  • Jul 28 Israeli diplomats arrive in Moscow for 1st visit in 21 years
  • Jul 28 Jordan cancels $1.3 billion development plan in West Bank
  • Jul 28 Winnie Mandella's home in Soweto, South Africa, destroyed by arson
  • Jul 29 FDIC bails out 1st Republic Bank, Dallas, with $4 billion
  • Jul 29 Gorbachev pushes plan electing president & parliament in March, 1989
  • Jul 29 Judge orders NASA to release unedited tape from Challenger cockpit
  • Jul 29 South African government bans anti-apartheid film "Cry Freedom"
  • Jul 29 Baltimore trades Mike Boddicker to the Red Sox for Brady Anderson & Curt Schilling
  • Jul 29 Rick Sutcliffe swipes home, 1st pitcher since Pascual Perez in 1984 to steal home
  • Jul 30 Cincinnati Reds pitcher John Franco sets a record of 13 saves in 1 month
  • Jul 30 Harry Drake shoots arrow record 1873m
  • Jul 30 John Franco saves record 13th game of July
  • Jul 30 Jordanian King Hussein renounces sovereignity over West Bank to PLO
  • Jul 30 King Hussein dissolves Jordan's House of Representatives
  • Jul 30 Ronald J Dossenbach begins world record ride, pedaling across Canada from Vancouver BC, to Halifax, NS (13 days, 15 hr, 4 min)
  • Jul 31 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Greater Washington Golf Open
  • Jul 31 Jose Canseco is 1st to hit 30 HRs in 1st 3 years

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Jul 31 Last playboy club closes in Lansing, Michigan

Playboy Founder & Businessman Hugh Hefner
Playboy Founder & Businessman
Hugh Hefner
  • Jul 31 Miami Dolphins beat SF 49ers 27-21 in London
  • Jul 31 Willie Stargell became 200th man inducted in Baseball's Hall of Fame
  • Jul 31 32 people are killed and 1,674 injured when a bridge at the Sultan Abdul Halim ferry terminal collapses in Butterworth, Malaysia.
  • Aug 1 Deep Rover 1-man research submarine unveiled at Crater Lake, Oregon
  • Aug 1 Rush Limbaugh begins his national radio show.
  • Aug 2 Raymond Acevedo is retired from singing group Menudo
  • Aug 2 System Enhancement Association settles case with PKware (ARC vs PKARC)
  • Aug 3 Skip Storch swims 246 km of Hudson River from Albany to NYC
  • Aug 4 Congress votes $20,000 to each Japanese-American interned in WW II
  • Aug 4 Hertz car rental will pay out $23 million in consumer fraud case
  • Aug 4 21st San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Omni Hotel
  • Aug 5 Mario Biaggi (Rep-D-NY) convicted of racketeering resigns seat
  • Aug 6 Oakland A's Jose Canseco becomes 11th to hit 30 HRs & steal 30 bases
  • Aug 6 Rich Gossage 300th career save (beats Phillies)
  • Aug 6 The Tompkins Square Park Police Riot in New York City spurs reform of the NYPD, who were responsible for the melee that transpired the night of August 6-7.
  • Aug 7 Martha Nause wins Planters Pat Bradley International Golf Tournament
  • Aug 7 Writers guild ends its 6 months strike
  • Aug 7 Rioting in New York City's Tompkins Square Park.
  • Aug 7 Angola, Cuba and South Africa allegedly signed a cease fire treaty
  • Aug 8 -11] Army in Rangoon shoots on students, 5-10,000 killed

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Aug 8 9th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Gary Player

Golfer Gary Player
Gary Player
  • Aug 8 Angola, Cuba & South Africa sign cease fire treaty
  • Aug 8 Discovery of most distant galaxy (15 * 10 ^ 12 light yrs) announced
  • Aug 8 Duchess of York gives birth to 6 lb 12 oz baby girl
  • Aug 8 Goose Gossage registers career save #300
  • Aug 8 Jennifer Levin's parents file $25M suit against Dorrian Red Hand Bar
  • Aug 8 Jose Canseco becomes 11th to get 30 HRs & 30 steals in a season
  • Aug 8 Matt Biondi swims US record 200m freestyle (1:47.72)
  • Aug 8 Minnesota Twins pull 2nd triple-play of year & beat Cleve 6-2
  • Aug 8 Renovated Central Park Zoo reopens after 4 years
  • Aug 8 Russian troops begin pull out of Afghanistan after 9 year war
  • Aug 8 US Secretary of State Shultz narrowly escapes assassin attempt in Bolivia
  • Aug 8 South Africa declares cease-fire in Angola
  • Aug 8 Temperature hits high of 88 deg F on 8/8/88 in NYC
  • Aug 8 Cubs & Phillies attempt to play 1st night game ever at Wrigley Field but are rained out in 4th inning with Chicago leading, 3-1
  • Aug 8 Ceasefire between Iran & Iraq takes effect after 8 years of war
  • Aug 8 The "8888 Uprising" occurs in Burma.
  • Aug 9 Cubs beat Mets 6-4 in their 1st official night game at Wrigley Field

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Aug 9 Edmonton Oilers trade Wayne Gretzky to LA Kings for $15-$20 millions

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • Aug 9 Just 1 day after 8/8/88 NY's daily number is 888
  • Aug 10 Matt Biondi swims world record 100m free style (48.42 sec)
  • Aug 10 Rodrigo Borja installed as president of Ecuador
  • Aug 10 UN estimates Asia's population hits 3 billion
  • Aug 11 225 at bats after #299, Met Gary Carter is 59th to hit 300th HR
  • Aug 11 Charlotte Colisieum in Charlotte NC opens
  • Aug 11 Meir Kahane renounced US citizenship to stay in Israeli Parliament

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Aug 11 Al-Qaeda formed at a meeting between Osama bin Laden, Zawahiri and Dr Fadl in Peshawar, Pakistan

Islamic Militant & Terrorist Osama bin Laden
Islamic Militant & Terrorist
Osama bin Laden
  • Aug 12 Movie "Last Temptation of Christ" is released

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Aug 12 Nelson Mandela is treated for tuberculosis at hospital

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • Aug 12 Boston Red Sox beat Tigers 9-4 for AL record 23rd consecutive win at home
  • Aug 12 Richard Thornburgh becomes US Attorney General
  • Aug 13 Boston Red Sox win AL record 24 straight home games
  • Aug 13 Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit opens
  • Aug 13 US beats Jamacia 5-1 in 2nd round of 1990 world soccer cup
  • Aug 13 Ronald J Dossenbach sets world record for pedaling across Canada from Vancouver, BC to Halifax, NS in 13 days, 15 hr, 4 min
  • Aug 14 70th PGA Championship: Jeff Sluman shoots a 272 at Oak Tree GC Edmond
  • Aug 14 Detroit beats Sox, 18-6, at Fenway, ends Boston winning streak at 24
  • Aug 15 "Ain't Misbehavin'" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 176 performances
  • Aug 15 At 4PM LILCO consumers used a record 3,813 megawatts
  • Aug 15 NYC begins $70 million program to rebuild 900 Bronx apartments
  • Aug 16 Butch Reynolds runs world record 400 m (43.29)
  • Aug 16 IBM introduces software for artificial intelligence
  • Aug 16 Mayor Koch says he plans to wipe out street-corner windshield washers
  • Aug 17 Butch Reynolds runs world record 400m (43.29)
  • Aug 17 LIRR says Penn station will get air conditioning in 1991
  • Aug 17 NYC 1st case of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (9 year old Bronx boy)
  • Aug 17 US Republicans nominate George H. W. Bush for President
  • Aug 17 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 17 Pakistani President Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq and U.S. Ambassador Arnold Raphel are killed in a plane crash.
  • Aug 18 FDA approves Minoxidil as a hair loss treatment
  • Aug 18 Largest house (130 rooms) on Long Island sold for $22 million
  • Aug 18 Republican Convention in New Orleans select Bush-Quayle ticket
  • Aug 19 Iran-Iraq begin a cease-fire in their 8-year-old war (11 PM EDT)
  • Aug 19 Muang Muang succeeds Gen Sein Lwin as president of Burma
  • Aug 19 NY Rangers sign ex-Canadien great Guy LaFluer
  • Aug 20 6.5 earthquake strikes India/Nepal, 1,000s killed
  • Aug 20 Yordanka Donkova of Bulgaria sets 100m hurdle woman's record (12.21)
  • Aug 20 "Black Saturday" of the Yellowstone fire in Yellowstone National Park
  • Aug 20 Peru becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
  • Aug 21 Juli Inkster wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic
  • Aug 22 Australia unveils 1st platinum coin (Koala)
  • Aug 22 NBC premieres "Later" with Bob Costas (1st guest Linda Ellerbee)
  • Aug 22 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 23 Mike Tyson & Mitch Green brawl at 4 A.M. in Harlem
  • Aug 25 Challenger Center opens its classroom doors in Houston
  • Aug 25 Serious fire destroys historic center of Lisbon
  • Aug 25 Iran & Iraq begin talks to end their 8 year war
  • Aug 25 NASA launches space vehicle S-214
  • Aug 26 Mehran Karimi Nasseri arrives at Charles de Gaulle International Airport.
  • Aug 27 Dodger Tommy Lasorda wins 1,000th game as manager tops Philadelphia, 4-2
  • Aug 28 40th Emmy Awards: 30something, Wonder Years & Richard Kiley win
  • Aug 28 70 killed in crash of three Italian air force fighters at air show at Ramstein, Germany
  • Aug 28 88th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Eric Meeks
  • Aug 28 Patty Jordan wins LPGA Ocean State Golf Open
  • Aug 28 Rosie Jones wins LPGA Nestle World Golf Championship
  • Aug 29 Macy's Tap-o-Mania sets a Guinness record for tap dancing
  • Aug 29 USSR launches 3 cosmonauts (Valery Polyakav, 1 Afghan) to station Mir
  • Aug 29 45th Venice Film Festival: "The Legend of the Holy Drinker" directed by Ermanno Olmi wins Golden Lion