December 7, 1988 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • 6.9 earthquake in Spitak, Armenia kills 25,000-50,000 people and leaves up to 500,000 homeless
  • Gorbachev announces 10% unilateral Soviet troop reductions at UN

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mikhail Gorbachev cheered by Wall St crowds upon arrival in NYC

Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary
Mikhail Gorbachev

Deaths in History

  • Andrei P Ershov, Russian computer pioneer, dies
  • Peter Langan, Irish restaurateur (Langans London), dies in fire