December 22, 1988 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • 2 robbers wearing police uniforms rob armored truck of $3 M in NJ
  • South Africa signs accord granting independence to South West Africa
  • Tug hits oil barge, spreads 231,000 gal on 300 mi of WA & BC coast

Deaths in History


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

Environmentalist Chico Mendes
Chico Mendes