Historical Events in 1988 (Part 4)

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  • Aug 30 France performs nuclear test
  • Aug 30 Kent Tekulve is 2nd pitcher in majors to appear in 1,000 games
  • Aug 31 5-day power blackout of downtown Seattle begins
  • Aug 31 Arbitrator George Nicolau rules owners conspired against free agents
  • Aug 31 Bomb attack on office of South Africa Council of Churches
  • Sep 1 Timberlake Westenbaker's "Our Country's Good" premieres in London
  • Sep 2 Amnesty International's Human Rights Now! tour begins in Wembley
  • Sep 3 Dennis Eckersley sets A's record with his 37th save en route to 45
  • Sep 3 Estimated by this date 50,000 Kurdish civilians and soldiers killed by Iraq, many using chemical weapons, in aftermath of Iran-Iraq War

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Sep 4 Mike Tyson crashes a silver BMW into a tree near Catskills NY

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Sep 4 Phoenix Cardinals play 1st regular-season NFL game
  • Sep 5 Betsy King wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

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Sep 5 Jerry Lewis' 23rd Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $41,132,113

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 5 CFL's Earl Winfield (Ham) scores TDs on 101-yd punt return, 100-yd kickoff return & 58-yd pass reception
  • Sep 6 Crippled soviet Soyuz TM-5 lands safely with 2 cosmonauts aboard
  • Sep 6 Thomas Gregory (11) swims English Channel
  • Sep 6 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Sep 7 5th MTV Video Music Awards: INXS wins

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Sep 7 Guy Lafleur, Tony Esposito & Brad Park inducted in NHL Hall of Fame

NHL Legend Guy Lafleur
NHL Legend
Guy Lafleur
  • Sep 7 NY Daily News reports boxer Mike Tyson is seeing a psychiatrist
  • Sep 7 Security & Exchange Commission accuses Drexel of violating security laws
  • Sep 8 Javier Sotomayer of Cuba high jumps world record 2.43m
  • Sep 8 NL pres Bart Giamatti is unanimously elected baseball's 7th commissioner
  • Sep 9 Braves Bruce Sutter joins Fingers & Gossage to save 300 games

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Sep 9 Chris Evert defaults at US Open due to a stomach flu

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Sep 9 US Stars & Stripes H3 defeats NZ's KZ-1 at the 27th America's Cup: NZ appeal in court but eventually lose
  • Sep 10 -18] Hurricane Gilbert, kills 300 in Jamaica, Texas & Yucatan
  • Sep 10 Gretchen Elizabeth Carlson (Minn), 22, crowned 62nd Miss America 1989

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 10 108th Women's U.S. Open: Steffi Graf beats Gabriela Sabatini (6-3, 3-6, 6-1)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Sep 11 1/3 of population argues for Estonia autonomy
  • Sep 11 Betsy King wins LPGA Cellular One-Ping Golf Championship
  • Sep 11 Sports Aid-jogging to feed the world

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 11 108th Men's U.S. Open: Mats Wilander beats Ivan Lendl (6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4) in the longest final in the Open's history

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
  • Sep 12 1st NFL regular-season game played in Phoenix; Cowboys beat Card
  • Sep 12 Gilbert, strongest hurricane ever (160 mph), devastates Jamaica
  • Sep 13 10th time, 4 players hit baseball major-league record grand slams
  • Sep 13 9 hard/software manufacturers announce EISA computer bus in NY
  • Sep 13 Gilbert is strongest (26.13 barometer) hurricane in Western Hemisphere
  • Sep 14 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Sep 15 "Les Miserables" opens at Raimund Theatre, Vienna
  • Sep 15 Lillehammer, Norway, upsets Anchorage to host 1994 Winter olympics
  • Sep 15 Museum of Moving Image in London opens
  • Sep 15 Test Cricket debut of Ian Healy, vs Pakistan at Karachi
  • Sep 16 Cincinnati Reds Tom Browning pitches a perfect game, beats LA Dodgers, 1-0
  • Sep 16 Fish leaves rock group Marillion
  • Sep 16 Javed Miandad completes 211, his 5th Test Cricket double, v Australia
  • Sep 16 Jury awards Valerie Harper $1.6 M in dispute over TV series
  • Sep 17 24th Olympic games open at Seoul, Korea
  • Sep 17 Jeff Reardon becomes 1st to record 40 or more saves in both AL & NL
  • Sep 17 13th Toronto International Film Festival: "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" directed by Pedro Almodovar wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 18 Coup in Haiti: General Prosper Avril takes control, Henri Namphy flees
  • Sep 18 Burma suspends its constitution
  • Sep 18 Juli Inkster wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
  • Sep 19 Israel launches 1st satellite, for secret military reconnaissance
  • Sep 19 US Olympic diver Greg Louganis hits his head on diving board
  • Sep 20 Darrell Evans hits his 400th career home run
  • Sep 20 Greg Louganis wins Olympic gold medal in springboard diving
  • Sep 20 Wade Boggs is 1st player to get 200 hits for 6 consecutive seasons
  • Sep 21 Mike Tyson smashes TV camera outside his Bernardsville NJ home
  • Sep 22 Canada begins production of a $5 silver Maple Leaf bullion coin
  • Sep 22 South Korean coaches attack NZ referee after disputing his decision, Olympic Korean boxer stages a 67 minute sit-in
  • Sep 23 Fiji's new constitution is proposed
  • Sep 23 Jose Canseco is baseball's 1st to steal 40 bases & hit 40 HRs
  • Sep 23 Rosa Mota wins 2nd female olympic marathon (2:25:39)
  • Sep 23 Premiere of director Paul Schrader's crime biopic "Patty Hearst"
  • Sep 24 Barbara C Harris of Mass, elected 1st woman Episcopal bishop
  • Sep 24 Canada's Ben Johnson runs drug-assisted 100 m in 9.79 sec

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Sep 24 Carl Lewis runs world record 100m (9.92 sec)

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • Sep 24 Dave Stieb has no-hitter broken up with 2 outs in the 9th
  • Sep 24 Jackie Joyner-Kersee of USA sets heptathlon woman's record (7,291)
  • Sep 25 Florence Griffith Joyner runs Olympic record 100m in 10.54s
  • Sep 25 Kathy Guadagnino wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic
  • Sep 25 Christopher Jacobs, Troy Dalbey, Tom Hunter & Matt Biondi, swim world record 4x100 m freestyle (3:16.53)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 25 Pope John Paul II beatifies Friar Junípero Serra (founder of 1st Californian missions)

Missionary Junípero Serra
Junípero Serra
264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Sep 26 Canada's Ben Johnson stripped of his 100-m gold failing drug test
  • Sep 26 NYC's Rockefeller Center declared a national landmark
  • Sep 26 Polish communist party picks propaganda chief Rakowski as new PM
  • Sep 26 US space shuttle STS-26 launched
  • Sep 27 Grand jury evidence shows Tawana Brawley fabricated rape story
  • Sep 27 Senate votes for major federal tax code changes

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Sep 27 The National League for Democracy, led by Aung San Suu Kyi is founded in Burma (Myanmar)

Burmese Politician Aung San Suu Kyi
Burmese Politician
Aung San Suu Kyi
  • Sep 28 Bronx Museum for Arts opens
  • Sep 28 Javed Miandad scores his 19th Test Cricket century (v Aus, Faisalabad)
  • Sep 28 LA Dodger Orel Hershiser sets record for consecutive scoreless inns
  • Sep 29 26th Space Shuttle mission, Discovery 7 launched
  • Sep 29 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Sep 29 Florence Griffith Joyner of USA sets 200m woman's record (21.34)
  • Sep 29 UN peacekeeping forces win Nobel Peace prize
  • Sep 29 Union Station reopens in Wash DC
  • Sep 30 Andrei Andreyevich Gromyko retires as Soviet Foreign Minister
  • Sep 30 Dave Stieb loses 2nd consecutive no hitter bid with 2 outs in 9th
  • Sep 30 IBM announces shipment of 3 millionth PS/2 personal computer
  • Sep 30 Louise Ritter, US, jumps 6'8" to win Olympic gold medal
  • Sep 30 Robin Givens & Mike Tyson appear on Barbara Walter's Show
  • Sep 30 LA Dodger Orel Herschiser breaks former Dodger Don Drysdale mark by pitching 59 consecutive scoreless innings
  • Oct 1 Bradley Center in Milwaukee opens
  • Oct 1 Lowest batting avg for NL champion (Tony Gwynn .313)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 1 Mikhail Gorbachev becomes Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet, effectively head of state of the Soviet Union

General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Oct 2 24th Olympic games close at Seoul, Korea
  • Oct 2 Gelindo Bordin wins 21st Olympics marathon (2:10:32)
  • Oct 2 Minnesota Twins are 1st AL club ever to break 3 million season attendance
  • Oct 2 Pakistan's Supreme Court orders free elections
  • Oct 2 Mike Tyson wrecks furniture in his Bernardsville NJ manson during a domestic dispute
  • Oct 3 26th Space Shuttle Mission, Discovery 7 returns to Earth after 4-days
  • Oct 3 Criterion Center Theater opens at Broadway bet 44th & 45th Sts NYC
  • Oct 3 Lebanese kidnappers release Mithileshwar Singh (held for 30 months)
  • Oct 3 WBMW-FM, Wash DC changes calls to WJFK & begins airing Howard Stern
  • Oct 4 Pillsbury stock soars $18.37 to $57.37 on takeover bid
  • Oct 5 Brazil adopts its Constitution
  • Oct 5 Chilean population agrees at referendum against Pinochet regime
  • Oct 5 Israel bans Meir Kahane's Kach Party on grounds of racism
  • Oct 6 Oakland A's sweep Boston Red Sox in 4 games for AL pennant
  • Oct 7 Jim Fregosi is fired as manager of White Sox
  • Oct 7 Latvian flag raised in Riga for first time since annexation by USSR
  • Oct 7 Lou Piniella is fired as manager of Yankees for 2nd time
  • Oct 7 WNBC 660 final transmission, WFAN moves from 1050 to 660 & WUKQ begins on 1050 at 5:30 PM (NYC radio)
  • Oct 8 Fire in Seattle's Space Needle causes evacuation, $2,000 damage
  • Oct 8 Jay Howell ejected in NLCS game 3 for having pine tar on his glove
  • Oct 9 17% vote for extreme-right Flemish Block in Belgium
  • Oct 9 Dennis Eckersley, 1st to save all 4 games in a championship series
  • Oct 9 9th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats New Zealand 25-12
  • Oct 9 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 0
  • Oct 10 22nd Country Music Association Award: Highway 101, K T Oslin win
  • Oct 10 Royals announce that Dick Howser, who underwent surgery for a brain tumor in July, will return to manage the club in 1989
  • Oct 10 NBC premieres tele-biopic, "Winnie", starring Meredith Baxter and based on life of [Gwyanna] Winefred Sprockett
  • Oct 12 George H. W. Bush and Michael Dukakis meet in their second presidential debate
  • Oct 12 Israel & China sign trade deal, plan diplomatic relations

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Oct 12 Pope John Paul II is the target of anti-papal heckling by Protestant leader Ian Paisley at a European Parliament meeting in Strasbourgh, France

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Oct 12 MLB National League Championship: Los Angeles Dodgers beat New York Mets, 4 games to 3
  • Oct 13 Concert at Masada ends Israel's 40th-anniversary festival
  • Oct 13 Nobel prize for literature awarded to Naguib Mahfouz
  • Oct 13 Shroud of Turin, revered by many Christians as Christ's burial cloth, is shown by carbon-dating tests to be a fake from the Middle Ages
  • Oct 13 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Oct 14 NJ Devils raise their 1st pennant by winning the Patrick Division Playoff Championship
  • Oct 14 Naguib Mahfouz is 1st Arabic writer to win Nobel literature prize
  • Oct 14 Crude oil prices jump in anticipation of possible production accord at Gulf Cooperation Council meeting set for October 16
  • Oct 15 Amnesty International's Global Concert Tour ends in Buenos Aires
  • Oct 15 NCAA record rushing yardage (768 yards-Oklahoma)
  • Oct 15 With 2 outs in bottom of 9th, an injured Kirk Gibson hits dramatic 2 run HR to gives Dodgers a 5-4 win in 1st game of World Series
  • Oct 16 "Smile Jamaica" concert for Hurricane Gilbert victims held in London
  • Oct 16 Orel Hirsheiser, 1st to pitch shutout in playoff & World Series
  • Oct 17 31 reported dead as Ugandan jetliner crashes in fog near Rome
  • Oct 17 Dallas Green replaces Lou Pinella as manager of NY Yankees
  • Oct 17 Lyndon LaRouche pleads innocent to fraud, conspiracy indictment
  • Oct 17 Phillip Morris announces $11 Billion tender offer for Kraft
  • Oct 17 Rockin Robin beats "Sensational" Sherri Martel for WWF woman's title
  • Oct 17 Traveling Wilbury's 1st release "Handle With Care"
  • Oct 18 Israel's supreme court uphold's ban on Kahane`s Kach Party as racist
  • Oct 18 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Oct 19 3 Americans win Nobel in physics; 3 W Germans win chemistry Nobel
  • Oct 19 Britain bans broadcast interviews with IRA members
  • Oct 19 Car bomb kills 7 Israelis, wounds 11 near Lebanon border
  • Oct 19 Roxette releases "Roxette Look Sharp!" album
  • Oct 19 South African anti-apartheid leader Sisulu wins $100,000 Human Rights prize
  • Oct 19 US Senate passes bill curbing ads during children's TV shows
  • Oct 20 Britain ends suspects' right to remain silent in crackdown on IRA
  • Oct 20 Gastineau sacks Jets, retires from football "for personal reasons"
  • Oct 20 LA Dodgers beat Oakland A's in baseball's 85th World Series 4 games to 1
  • Oct 20 Man armed with explosives blows himself up in 125 St subway station (NYC)
  • Oct 20 Reggie Rogers, Det Lion's # 1 pick, kills 3 by driving intoxicated
  • Oct 21 Boston Celtics beat Yugoslavia 113-85 in Madrid

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Oct 21 Philippine former first couple Ferdinand & Imelda Marcos indicted on racketeering charges

First Lady and Politican Imelda Marcos
First Lady and Politican
Imelda Marcos

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Oct 22 Elton John sells out Madison Square Garden for a record 26th time

Singer Elton John
Elton John
  • Oct 22 Supreme Ct Justice Sandra Day O'Connor OK after breast cancer surgery
  • Oct 23 Boston Celtics play Spain in Madrid
  • Oct 23 Robert Bork's supreme court nomination rejected by US Senate

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Oct 24 NY Islander's & NHL high scorer, Mike Bossy retires

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • Oct 24 Traveling Wilburys Volume One is released
  • Oct 24 Typhoon Ruby sinks Philippine ferry; hundreds drown
  • Oct 25 ABC News reports on potbellied pygmy pigs' popularity as pets
  • Oct 25 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Oct 25 "Devil Worship: Exposing Satan's Underground" TV special hosted by Geraldo Rivera screens on US NBC newtwork
  • Oct 25 Geraldo Rivera's "Devil Worship: Exposing Satan's Underground" special on NBC

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Oct 26 Donald Trump bills Mike Tyson $2,000,000 for 4 month advisory service

Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Oct 26 US-Soviet effort to free 2 grey whales from frozen Arctic, Barrow, AK
  • Oct 27 "Les Miserables" opens at Forrest Theatre, Philadelphia
  • Oct 27 "ET" released to home video (14 million presold)
  • Oct 27 Larry Flynt paid hitman $1M to kill Hefner, Guccione & Sinatra
  • Oct 28 Jurors award $147,000 to Tacoma parishioner seduced by her minister

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Oct 28 Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen gives $10 million to University of Washington library

Co-founder of Microsoft Paul Allen
Co-founder of Microsoft
Paul Allen
  • Oct 29 2,000 US anti-abortion protesters arrested for blocking clinics
  • Oct 29 China announces a herbal male contraceptive
  • Oct 29 Jim Elliott (US) begins 24-hr paced outdoor race for 548.9 mi
  • Oct 29 First scheduled Soviet shuttle launch (postponed)
  • Oct 30 2 gambling clubs & 1 player share 61.38 M California lotto jackpot

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Oct 30 Beth Daniel wins Nichirei Ladies Cup US-Japan Team Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • Oct 30 Jim Elliott (US) completes 24-hr paced outdoor race for 548.9 mi
  • Oct 30 NY Jets finally beat Pittsburgh Steelers for 1st time
  • Oct 31 19°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Oct
  • Oct 31 1st Monday Night NFL game in Indianapolis, Colts beat Denver 55-23
  • Oct 31 Journalists demand greater press freedom in Yugoslavia
  • Nov 1 Chris Sabo, wins National League Rookie of Year award
  • Nov 1 Staten Island ferry gets 1st pay phones
  • Nov 2 Computers virus strikes Pentagon, SDI research lab & 6 universities
  • Nov 2 Mexican radio station erronously reports Mike Tyson dies in car crash
  • Nov 2 Walt Weiss wins AL rookie of year (3rd straight for Oakland A's)
  • Nov 2 The Morris worm, the first internet-distributed computer worm to gain significant mainstream media attention, is launched from MIT.
  • Nov 3 Pakistan claims it downed Afghan warplane

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Nov 3 President Reagan signs credit-card disclosure-bill

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Nov 3 Soviet Union agrees to allow teaching of Hebrew