1988 in History (Part 3)

Events in History

Events 201 - 300 of 537

  • Jun 20 Supreme Court upholds a law that made it illegal for private clubs to discriminate against women & minorities
  • Jun 21 Many killed at demonstration against general Ne Win in Rangoon
  • Jun 21 Rascals begin 1st tour in 20 years
  • Jun 23 Yanks manager Billy Martin's 5th term ends, Lou Pinella named manager
  • Jun 25 104°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in June
  • Jun 25 Iceland's President Vigdis Finnbogadóttir elected (90+%)
  • Jun 25 Kristen Logan, 17, of Mississippi, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • Jun 29 Emmy 15th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 9th time
  • Jun 30 Brooklyn dedicates a bus depot honoring Jackie Gleason
  • 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
  • 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 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.
  • 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 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 9 Chris Speier hits for the cycle & Ernest Riles hits 10,000th Giant HR
  • Jul 12 All star MVP: Terry Steinbach (Oakland A's)
  • Jul 12 USSR launches Phobos II for Martian orbit
  • Jul 14 200,000 demonstrate in Soviet Armenia for incorporation of Nagorno-Karabak
  • Jul 14 WYHY radio offers $1M to anyone who can prove Elvis is still alive

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

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • Jul 16 Florence Joyner runs 100m in women's world record 10.49 seconds
  • Jul 16 San Antonio (Texas League) beats Jackson 1-0 in 26 innings
  • Jul 17 4 Billion tv-viewers watch Mandela's 70th Birthday Tribute
  • 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 cruise ship City of Poros
  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
  • 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 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 Ceasefire between Iran & Iraq takes effect after 8 years of war
  • Aug 8 The "8888 Uprising" occurs in Burma.
  • Aug 9 Just 1 day after 8/8/88 NY's daily number is 888
  • 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 and Terrorist Osama bin Laden
Islamic Militant and Terrorist
Osama bin Laden

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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 Richard Thornburgh becomes US Attorney General
  • Aug 13 Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit opens
  • 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 Detroit beats Sox, 18-6, at Fenway, ends Boston winning streak at 24

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