Historical Events in 1988 (Part 5)

Events 801 - 946 of 946

  • Nov 3 Talk-show host Geraldo Rivera's nose is broken as Roy Innis brawls with skinheads at TV taping
  • Nov 4 First NBA game at Charlotte Coliseum - Hornets lose to Cavs, 133-93
  • Nov 5 1st NBA game at Bradley Center, Milw Bucks lose to Atlnata Hawks 94-107
  • Nov 5 1st NBA game at Miami Arena, Miami Heat loss to LA Clippers, 111-91
  • Nov 5 1st NBA game at Palace of Auburn Hills, Pistons beat Hornets 94-85
  • Nov 5 Cornell confirms grad student source of worst computer sabotage
  • Nov 5 France performs nuclear test
  • Nov 5 Gulch wins Breeder's Cup
  • Nov 5 Japan beats MLB all stars 2-1 in Tokyo (Game 1 of 7)
  • Nov 5 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Alysheba, Gt Communicator, Gulch, Is It True, Miesque, Open Mind, Personal Ensign at Churchill Downs
  • Nov 6 18th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:28:07
  • Nov 6 19th NYC Marathon won by Steve Jones in 2:08:20
  • Nov 6 Japan & MLB all stars played to a 6-6 draw (Game 2 of 7)
  • Nov 6 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
  • Nov 6 Steve Jones wins NY men's marathon; Grete Waitz 9th women's title
  • Nov 7 MLB all stars beats Japan 16-8 (Game 3 of 7)
  • Nov 7 Sugar Ray Leonard KO's Donnie LaLonde
  • Nov 8 900 die as earthquake hits China
  • Nov 8 Arco Arena in Sacramento CA opens, Sac Kings lose to Seattle, 97-75
  • Nov 8 George H. W. Bush (R) beats Mike Dukakis (D) in US presdiential election
  • Nov 8 Rafael Fernandez Colón elected as president of Puerto Rico
  • Nov 9 "Prince of Central Park" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • Nov 9 MLB All-Star team beat Japan 8-2 in Nishinomya, (Game 4 of 7)
  • Nov 10 China confirms earthquake death toll will rise above current 938
  • Nov 10 MLB All-Star team beats Japan 3-1 in Tokyo (Game 5 of 7)
  • Nov 10 NY's MTA announces it may replace tokens with credit card type passes
  • Nov 10 Orel Hershiser (23-8) is a unanimous choice as NL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 11 Oldest known insect fossils (390 million yrs) reported in Science
  • Nov 12 Japan beats MLB All-Star team 5-4 in Tokyo (Game 6 of 7)
  • Nov 12 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Nov 13 39th Formula One WDC: Ayrton Senna wins by three points
  • Nov 15 91 m radio telescope dish at Green Bank, WV, collapses
  • Nov 15 Dodgers outfielder Kirk Gibson wins NL MVP Award
  • Nov 15 PLO proclaims State of Palestine, recognizes Israeli existence
  • Nov 15 Soviet space shuttle makes unmanned maiden flight (2 orbits)
  • Nov 15 The first Fairtrade label, Max Havelaar, is launched in the Netherlands.
  • Nov 16 Estonia declares sovereignty in internal affairs

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Nov 16 Jose Canseco is 1st unanimous AL MVP since Reggie Jackson

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 16 Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto's PPP wins 1st free Pakistani elections in 11 years

Pakistani Politican Benazir Bhutto
Pakistani Politican
Benazir Bhutto

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Nov 16 Robin Givens sues Mike Tyson for $125 million for libel

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson

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Nov 16 President Reagan and the First Lady participate in the official state arrival ceremony, meetings and a state dinner with Margaret Thatcher

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Nov 16 President Reagan meets with Jerusalem's mayor Teddy Kollek

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Nov 17 Linda Petursdottir of Iceland, 18, crowned 38th Miss World

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Nov 17 Neil Simon's "Rumors" premieres in NYC

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • Nov 20 "Les Miserables" opens a Bus & Truck tour in Tampa
  • Nov 20 38th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Bill Elliott wins
  • Nov 23 France performs nuclear test
  • Nov 23 Wayne Gretzky scores his 600th NHL goal
  • Nov 23 Yankees sign free agent 2nd-baseman Steve Sax to 3-year contract
  • Nov 23 President Reagan announces that he is pocket-vetoing a bill designed to further restrict lobbying by former federal employees.
  • Nov 25 Chuck Berry pays $250 fine to resolve NYC assault charges
  • Nov 25 Convention on exploitation of Antarctic mineral resources signed
  • Nov 25 US & Soviet chess grand masters Donaldson & Akhmilovskaya wed
  • Nov 25 Widespread earthquake hits North East US, Canada, no damage reported
  • Nov 25 German politician Rita Süssmuth becomes president of the Bundestag.
  • Nov 25 53rd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 15-10 in Birmingham
  • Nov 26 Alexander Volkov, Sergei Krikalev & Jean-Loup Chretien launch
  • Nov 26 Pioneer 6's closest approach to Earth since 1965 launch (1.87 M km)
  • Nov 27 76th CFL Grey Cup: Winnipeg Blue Bombers defeats BC Lions, 22-21

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Nov 28 Picasso's "Acrobat & Harlequin" sells for $38.46 million

Painter Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso
  • Nov 30 Cyclone lashes Bangladesh, Eastern India; 317 killed
  • Nov 30 France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island
  • Nov 30 NYC furrier sues Mike Tyson for $92,000 for non payment of purchase
  • Nov 30 Soviets stop jamming Radio Liberty; 1st time in 38 yrs
  • Nov 30 UN General Assembly (151-2) censures US for refusing PLO's Arafat visa
  • Nov 30 Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. buys RJR Nabisco for $25.07 billion USD.
  • Dec 1 596 dead after cyclone hits Bangladesh, half a million homeless
  • Dec 1 Benazir Bhutto named 1st female Prime Minister of a Muslim country (Pakistan)
  • Dec 1 Chinese minister of Foreign affairs Qian Qichen visits Moscow
  • Dec 1 NBC bids record $401M to capture rights to 1992 Barcelona Olympics
  • Dec 1 NY Islanders greatest shutout lose (8-0) vs St Louis Blues
  • Dec 2 "Naked Gun" (a movie based on TV's "Police Squad") premieres
  • Dec 2 5 gunmen who hijacked Soviet Aeroflot jet surrender in Israel
  • Dec 2 STS-27 Atlantis launched (Secret military mission)
  • Dec 2 UN votes 151-2 (Israel and US) to move PLO debate to Geneva, Great Britain abstains
  • Dec 3 54th Heisman Trophy Award: Barry Sanders, Oklahoma State (RB)
  • Dec 3 NY Lotto pays $45 million to twelve winner (#s are 1-8-13-18-28-48)
  • Dec 4 Actor Gary Busey critically injured in motorcycle crash
  • Dec 4 Amy Benz/John Huston wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic

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Dec 4 Orioles trade veteran 1B Eddie Murray to the Dodgers

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • Dec 4 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Dec 5 NC federal grand jury indict PTL founder Jim Bakker on fraud & conspiracy
  • Dec 5 Shuttle Atlantis launches world's 1st nuclear-war-fighting satellite
  • Dec 6 Arafat meets prominent American Jews in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Dec 6 Carlos Andres Perez re-elected president of Venezuela
  • Dec 6 Merv Hughes takes 13 wickets v WI at the WACA but Australia lose
  • Dec 6 Milwaukee Bucks win their 1,000th NBA game (2nd fastest)

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Dec 6 Nelson Mandela is transferred to Victor Vester Prison, Capetown

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • Dec 6 STS-27 Atlantis lands in California after secret mission
  • Dec 6 Agnes Neil Williams purchases Baltimore Orioles for $70 million Eli Jacobs becomes CEO of Balt Orioles
  • Dec 7 6.9 earthquake in Spitak, Armenia (25,000 killed, 5,000,000 homeless)
  • Dec 7 Gorbachev announces 10% unilateral Soviet troop reductions at UN

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Dec 7 Mikhail Gorbachev cheered by Wall St crowds upon arrival in NYC

General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Dec 7 NY Islanders fire Simpson, Arbour new coach

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Dec 7 Rangers sign free-agent pitcher Nolan Ryan to a one-year contract

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Dec 8 Knick's set NBA record of 11 3-pointers & sink Bucks, 113-109
  • Dec 9 NY Yankees sign 12-year television contract with MSG for $500M
  • Dec 9 The Michael Hughes Bridge in Sligo, Ireland is officially opened.
  • Dec 9 Premiere of fact based crime drama film "Mississippi Burning"
  • Dec 10 Washington Capitals 1st NHL scoreless tie, vs Mont Canadiens
  • Dec 12 3 trains collide in London, 40 die
  • Dec 12 NYC Subway system adds new stations (Z line)
  • Dec 12 PLO leader Yasi Arafat accepts Israel's right to exist
  • Dec 12 Sandra Miller of Queens sues Mike Tyson for sexual harassment

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 12 "Rainman" directed by Barry Levinson and starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise premieres in New York (Best Picture 1989)

  • Dec 13 3 men end 29-hr all-466-station subway ride in NYC
  • Dec 13 Arafat addresses UN in Geneva
  • Dec 14 CBS' $1.1 B bid wins exclusive 1990-94 major-league baseball rights
  • Dec 14 NBA's Miami Heat wins 1st game ever, 89-88 (Clippers), after 17 loses
  • Dec 14 Spanish General strike to protest austerity measures
  • Dec 14 US agrees to talk to Palestine Liberation Org (1st time in 13 yrs)
  • Dec 15 Lori Davis of Long Island sues Mike Tyson for grabbing her buttocks
  • Dec 16 Political cult leader Lyndon LaRouche convicted of tax, mail fraud
  • Dec 17 77th Davis Cup: Germany beats Sweden in Gothenburg (4-1)
  • Dec 17 Bryan Murray becomes 17th NHL coach to win 300 games (Wash Caps)
  • Dec 17 NY Islanders break 12 game losing streak, beat Devils 5-2
  • Dec 17 USS Tennessee, 1st sub to carry Trident 2 missiles, commissioned
  • Dec 17 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Dec 18 5th meeting of Giants-Jets, Jets win & eliminate Giants from playoffs
  • Dec 18 Seattle Seahawks win their 1st ever division title with 9-7 record
  • Dec 18 Cricket Women's World Cup: Australia defeats England by 8 wickets
  • Dec 19 NASA unviels plans for lunar colony & manned missions to Mars
  • Dec 19 Oklahoma's College football team gets 3 year probation
  • Dec 19 Unexploded WW II bomb found in Frankfurt, Germany-5,000 evacuated
  • Dec 20 Animal rights terrorists fire-bomb Harrod's dept store, London
  • Dec 20 NBC signs lease to stay in NYC, 33 more years
  • Dec 20 Premier Ranasinghe Premadasa elected President of Sri Lanka
  • Dec 21 Drexel agrees guilt to security felonies, pays a $650 million fine
  • Dec 21 Vladimir Titov & Musa Manarov return to earth (a year) with Chretien
  • Dec 21 Lockerbie disaster: Pan Am Flight 103 destroyed mid air by a terrorist bomb killing all 258 on board over Scotland
  • Dec 22 2 robbers wearing police uniforms rob armored truck of $3 M in NJ
  • Dec 22 South Africa signs accord granting independence to South West Africa
  • Dec 22 Tug hits oil barge, spreads 231,000 gal on 300 mi of WA & BC coast
  • Dec 26 "Legs Diamond" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 64 performances
  • Dec 26 Anti African student rebellion in China PR
  • Dec 27 Bulgaria stops jamming Radio Free Europe after more than 3 decades
  • Dec 28 John Tarrant, 1st Aust born Zen teacher, receives Dharma Transmission
  • Dec 28 US 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals affirms Yonkers is guilty of racism
  • Dec 28 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Dec 29 Soviet Red Army Team edges NY Islanders, 3-2 at Nassau Coliseum
  • Dec 29 Victorian Post Office Museum in Australia closes
  • Dec 30 Canadian Senate OK's free trade pact; with US
  • Dec 30 Former Soviet Pres Brezhnev's son-in-law sentenced to 12-yr (bribery)
  • Dec 30 Mercedes-Benz pays $20.2-M fine failed to meet '86 government fuel standard
  • Dec 30 North subpoenas Reagan & Bush as defense witnesses for upcoming trial
  • Dec 31 "The Fog Bowl", a heavy, dense fog rolled over Soldier Field in Chicago during the second quarter of the Bears/Eagles NFC Divisional Playoff Game, cutting visibility to about 15-20 yards for the rest of the game (Bears win 20-12)