Historical Events in 1988 (Part 3)

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  • Jun 23 Charlotte Hornets & Miami Heat begin their NBA expansion draft

Sports History

Jun 23 Yanks manager Billy Martin's 5th term ends, Lou Pinella named manager

  • Jun 24 Cleveland pitcher Doug Jones sets record of 14 consecutive saves
  • Jun 24 Red Sox begin AL record 23rd consecutive home win streak
  • Jun 25 104°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in June

Musical Finale

Jun 25 Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, and Tim Rice's musical "Chess" closes at Imperial Theater, NYC, after 68 performances

  • Jun 25 Expos Pitcher Floyd Youmans suspended for 60 days due to drugs
  • Jun 25 Kristen Logan, 17, of Mississippi, crowned America's Junior Miss

Sports History

Jun 25 MLB player Cal Ripken Jr. plays in his 1,000th consecutive game

  • Jun 25 Roger Rabbit Cartoon Character debuts in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"
  • Jun 25 UEFA European Championship Final, Olympiastadion, Munich, Germany: Ruud Gullet & Marco van Basten score as the Netherlands beats Soviet Union, 2-0

Boxing Title Fight

Jun 27 Mike Tyson KOs Michael Spink in 91 seconds, in Atlantic City ($67m)

  • Jun 27 Reds bat out of order against Padres in 1st inning
  • Jun 28 Mike Tyson sues to break contract with manager Bill Cayton

Daytime Emmy Awards

Jun 29 Emmy 15th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 9th time

Election of Interest

Jun 29 Vigdís Finnbogadóttir is elected the 4th President of Iceland becoming the world's 1st democratically elected female President

  • Jun 30 Brooklyn dedicates a bus depot honoring Jackie Gleason and his role as bus driver Ralph Kramden in "The Honeymooners"
  • Jun 30 Chicago agrees to build a new stadium so White Sox won't move to Florida
  • Jun 30 French archbishop Marcel Lefebvre is excommunicated by the Roman Catholic Church
  • Jun 30 Sitcom "Sledge Hammer!" last airs on ABC-TV
  • 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

Wimbledon Women's Tennis

Jul 2 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Germany's Steffi Graf beats Martina Navratilova 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 for the 3rd leg of her Golden Slam

Golf Major

Jul 3 Canadian Open Women's Golf (du Maurier Classic), Vancouver GC: Sally Little wins by 1 stroke from Laura Davies of England

  • Jul 3 Gene Nelson of the Oakland A's becomes first AL pitcher to steal a base since 1973 in 9-8 win over Toronto Blue Jays

Historic Event

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 Bosphorus

  • Jul 3 US Vincennes in Strait of Hormoez shoots Iran Airbus A300, kills 290

Sports History

Jul 4 After a poor start to the season Kansas City Royals release Dan Quisenberry (record 5-time AL saves leader)

  • Jul 4 US Navy shoots down Iranian civilian jetliner over Gulf, kills 290

Wimbledon Men's Tennis

Jul 4 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Stefan Edberg of Sweden wins his first of 2 Wimbledon singles titles beating Boris Becker 4-6, 7-6, 6-4, 6-2 in a rain-affected final

  • Jul 5 Wist Indies cricket paceman Malcolm Marshall takes career best 7-22, beat England by an innings & 156 at Old Trafford
  • Jul 6 Carlos Salinas de Gortari elected President of Mexico
  • Jul 6 North Sea oil platform Piper Alpha explodes, 166 die
  • 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

Music History

Jul 7 Hungarian state funeral for composer Béla Bartók in Budapest, 42 years after his death with his remains relocated from New York

  • Jul 7 Soviet Union launches Phobos 1 to probe Martian moon (unsuccessful)
  • Jul 7 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Jul 8 Indians' Bud Black sets club record for most batters hit in inning (3)
  • Jul 8 Miami Arena opens in Miami, Florida
  • Jul 8 Rockers Jonathan "Chico" & Robert DeBarge indicted on drug trafficking

Music History

Jul 8 Stevie Wonder announces he will run for mayor of Detroit in 1992; he does not follow through

  • Jul 9 Chris Speier hits for the cycle & Ernest Riles hits 10,000th Giant HR

Music History

Jul 9 Jessye Norman begins recording Bizet's "Carmen"

Sports History

Jul 9 Nolan Ryan is 7th to win 100 game on 2 teams, as Astro beat Mets 6-3

  • Jul 11 Mike Tyson hires Donald Trump as an advisor
  • Jul 12 59th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-1 at Riverfront Stadium, Cin
  • Jul 12 All star MVP: Terry Steinbach (Oakland A's)
  • Jul 12 Margo Adams alleges Red Sox Wade Bogg's had an affair with her
  • Jul 12 USSR launches Phobos II for Martian orbit
  • Jul 13 Red Sox replace manager John McNamara with Joe Morgan

Music Concert

Jul 13 Sting performs his 1st Rain Forest benefit at the Kennedy Center, Washington, DC

  • 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

Film Release

Jul 15 "Die Hard" directed by John McTiernan and starring Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman is released in the US

Sports History

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

  • Jul 16 Florence Joyner runs 100m in women's world record 10.49 seconds
  • Jul 16 Jackie Joyner-Kersee sets women's heptathlete record of 7,215 pts
  • 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

British Golf Open

Jul 18 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Lytham & St. Annes: Spaniard Seve Ballesteros wins his 3rd Open title by 2 shots from Nick Price of Zimbabwe

  • Jul 18 Shooting begins on Bond film "License to Kill"

Historic Event

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 24 75th Tour de France won by Pedro Delgado of Spain
  • Jul 24 US and Jamaica play scoreless tie, in 2nd round of 1990 world soccer cup

US Women's Golf Open

Jul 24 US Open Women's Golf, Baltimore CC: Liselotte Neumann of Sweden wins her only major title, 3 strokes ahead of runner-up Patty Sheehan

  • Jul 25 Mindy Duncan, 16, of Oregon, crowned 6th Miss Teen USA
  • Jul 26 Mike Schmidt sets NL record appearing in 2,155 games at 3rd base, as Phillies & NY Mets end that game at 2:13 AM

Sports History

Jul 27 Baseball star Tommy John commits record 3 errors on 1 play as Yanks rout Brewers 16-3

  • Jul 27 Boston's worst traffic jam in 30 years
  • Jul 27 General Sein Lwin succeeds San Yu as the 6th 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 Baltimore trades Mike Boddicker to the Red Sox for Brady Anderson and Curt Schilling
  • Jul 29 FDIC bails out 1st Republic Bank, Dallas, with $4 billion

Historic Event

Jul 29 Gorbachev pushes plan to elect a Soviet president and parliament in March 1989

  • Jul 29 Judge orders NASA to release unedited tape from Challenger cockpit
  • Jul 29 Rick Sutcliffe swipes home, 1st pitcher since Pascual Perez in 1984 to steal home
  • Jul 29 South African government bans anti-apartheid film "Cry Freedom"
  • Jul 30 ArenaBowl II, Allstate Arena, Rosemount, Illinois: Detroit Drive beats Chicago Bruisers 24-13, Steve Griffin MVP
  • Jul 30 Cincinnati Reds pitcher John Franco sets a record of 13 saves in 1 month
  • Jul 30 Harry Drake shoots arrow record 1873m
  • Jul 30 Jordanian King Hussein renounces sovereignty over West Bank to the PLO, hours after dissolving Jordan's House of Representatives [1]
  • Jul 30 MLB Pitcher John Franco saves a record 13th game during the month of July
  • Jul 30 Ronald J Dossenbach begins world record ride, pedaling across Canada from Vancouver to Halifax (13 days, 15 hr, 4 min)
  • Jul 31 32 people are killed and 1,674 injured when a bridge at the Sultan Abdul Halim ferry terminal collapses in Butterworth, Malaysia

Historic Event

Jul 31 Last Playboy Club closes in Lansing, Michigan

  • Jul 31 Miami Dolphins beat San Francisco 49ers, 27-21 in the American Bowl at London's Wembley Stadium

Baseball Record

Jul 31 Oakland DH Jose Canseco smacks 2 home runs off Scott Bankhead in A's 6-2 win over Seattle Mariners; becomes first MLB player to hit 30 HRs in first 3 years

Hall of Fame

Jul 31 Pittsburgh Pirates 1st baseman/left fielder and 7-time All Star Willie Stargell becomes 200th man inducted in Baseball's Hall of Fame

  • Aug 1 Deep Rover 1-man research submarine unveiled at Crater Lake, Oregon

Radio Premiere

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 David "Skip" Storch (37) swims 152.9 miles (246 km) of Hudson River from Albany to NYC
  • Aug 4 21st San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Omni Hotel
  • 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 American politician Mario Biaggi (Rep-D-NY) convicted of racketeering resigns his seat
  • Aug 5 Thoroughbred trainer Dale Baird wins his 5,000th career race with Stuffed Johnnie at Mountaineer Park; second to reach milestone behind Jack Van Berg
  • Aug 6 Oakland A's outfielder Jose Canseco becomes 11th MLB player to record 30 HRs & 30 steals in a season
  • Aug 6 Rich Gossage becomes the second player in MLB history to record 300 career saves as Cubs beat Phillies, 7-4
  • 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 Angola, Cuba and South Africa allegedly signed a cease fire treaty
  • Aug 7 Future Hall of Fame jockey Eddie Delahoussaye wins his 4,000th career race aboard 2-year-old filly Fawn and Hahn in the 4th race at Del Mar
  • Aug 7 Rioting in New York City's Tompkins Square Park.
  • Aug 7 Writers guild ends its 6 months strike
  • Aug 8 -11] Army in Rangoon, Myanmar fires on pro-democracy students, killing thousands during the "8888 Uprising"
  • Aug 8 Angola, Cuba and South Africa sign cease fire treaty
  • Aug 8 Ceasefire between Iran & Iraq takes effect after 8 years of war
  • Aug 8 Cubs & Phillies attempt to play 1st night game ever at Wrigley Field but are rained out in 4th inning with Chicago leading, 3-1
  • 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 Jennifer Levin's parents file $25M suit against Dorrian Red Hand Bar
  • Aug 8 Minnesota Twins pull 2nd triple-play of year in 6-2 win over Cleveland

Album Release

Aug 8 Rap group N.W.A. release their debut studio album "Straight Outta Compton"

  • Aug 8 Renovated Central Park Zoo reopens after 4 years (New York City)
  • Aug 8 Russian troops begin pull out of Afghanistan after 9 year war
  • Aug 8 South Africa declares cease-fire in Angola
  • Aug 8 Temperature hits high of 88 deg F on 8/8/88 in NYC

Assassination Attempt

Aug 8 US Secretary of State George P. Shultz narrowly escapes an assassination attempt in Bolivia

US Senior Golf Open

Aug 8 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Medinah CC: Gary Player of South Africa wins by 2 strokes over New Zealander Bob Charles in an 18-hole playoff; his second straight US Senior title

  • Aug 9 Cubs beat Mets 6-4 in their 1st official night game at Wrigley Field

Sports History

Aug 9 Edmonton Oilers trade Wayne Gretzky to LA Kings for $15-$20 millions

  • Aug 9 Just 1 day after 8/8/88 NY's daily number is 888
  • Aug 10 Matt Biondi swims world record 100m free style (48.42 sec)
  • 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

Meeting of Interest

Aug 11 Al-Qaeda formed at a meeting between Osama bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri and Dr Fadl in Peshawar, Pakistan

  • Aug 11 Charlotte Colisieum in Charlotte NC opens
  • Aug 11 Meir Kahane renounced US citizenship to stay in Israeli Parliament
  • Aug 12 Boston Red Sox beat Tigers 9-4 for AL record 23rd consecutive win at home
  • Aug 12 Movie "Last Temptation of Christ" is released

Historic Event

Aug 12 Nelson Mandela is treated for tuberculosis at hospital

  • Aug 12 Richard Thornburgh becomes US Attorney General
  • Aug 13 Boston Red Sox win AL record 24 straight home games
  • 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 13 US beats Jamaica 5-1 in 2nd round of 1990 world soccer cup
  • Aug 14 Detroit beats Sox, 18-6, at Fenway, ends Boston winning streak at 24
  • Aug 14 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Oak Tree GC: Jeff Sluman wins his only major title by 3 shots from Paul Azinger
  • Aug 15 At 4PM LILCO consumers used a record 3,813 megawatts
  • Aug 15 NYC begins $70 million program to rebuild 900 Bronx apartments

Music Premiere

Aug 15 Revival of musical revue "Ain't Misbehavin'", highlighting songs of Fats Waller, opens at Ambassador Theater, NYC; runs for 176 performances

  • Aug 16 IBM introduces software for artificial intelligence
  • Aug 16 Mayor Koch says he plans to wipe out street-corner windshield washers
  • Aug 17 Butch Reynolds runs world record 400m (43.29)
  • Aug 17 LIRR says Penn station will get air conditioning in 1991
  • Aug 17 NYC 1st case of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (9 year old Bronx boy)
  • Aug 17 Pakistani President Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq and U.S. Ambassador Arnold Raphel are killed in a plane crash.
  • Aug 17 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 17 US Republicans nominate George H. W. Bush for President
  • Aug 18 FDA approves Minoxidil as a hair loss treatment
  • Aug 18 Largest house (130 rooms) on Long Island sold for $22 million
  • Aug 18 Republican Convention in New Orleans select Bush-Quayle ticket
  • Aug 19 Iran and Iraq begin a cease-fire in their 8-year-old war (11 PM EDT)
  • Aug 19 Maung Maung succeeds General Sein Lwin as the 7th President of Burma

Sports History

Aug 19 NY Rangers sign ex-Canadien great Guy Lafleur out of retirement

  • Aug 20 "Black Saturday" of the Yellowstone fire in Yellowstone National Park
  • Aug 20 6.5 earthquake strikes India/Nepal, 1,000s killed
  • Aug 20 Peru becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty
  • Aug 20 Yordanka Donkova of Bulgaria sets 100m hurdle woman's record (12.21)
  • Aug 22 Australia unveils 1st platinum coin (Koala)
  • Aug 22 NBC premieres "Later" with Bob Costas (1st guest Linda Ellerbee)
  • Aug 22 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 23 Mike Tyson & Mitch Green brawl at 4 A.M. in Harlem
  • Aug 25 Challenger Center opens its classroom doors in Houston
  • Aug 25 Iran & Iraq begin talks to end their 8 year war
  • Aug 25 NASA launches space vehicle S-214
  • Aug 25 Serious fire destroys historic center of Lisbon
  • Aug 26 Mehran Karimi Nasseri arrives at Charles de Gaulle International Airport.

Sports History

Aug 27 Dodger Tommy Lasorda wins 1,000th game as manager tops Philadelphia, 4-2

  • Aug 28 40th Emmy Awards: Thirtysomething, The Wonder Years & Richard Kiley win
  • Aug 28 70 killed in crash of three Italian air force fighters at air show at Ramstein, Germany
  • Aug 28 88th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Eric Meeks
  • Aug 29 45th Venice Film Festival: "The Legend of the Holy Drinker" directed by Ermanno Olmi wins Golden Lion
  • Aug 29 Macy's Tap-o-Mania sets a Guinness record for tap dancing
  • Aug 29 USSR launches 3 cosmonauts (Valery Polyakav, 1 Afghan) to station Mir
  • 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

Music History

Sep 2 Amnesty International's "Human Rights Now!" tour begins in Wembley Stadium, London; performers include: Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman, and Youssou N'dour

  • 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
  • Sep 4 Mike Tyson crashes a silver BMW into a tree near Catskills NY
  • Sep 4 The relocated Phoenix Cardinals play first regular-season NFL game; lose 21-14 v Bengals at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati
  • Sep 5 CFL's Earl Winfield (Ham) scores TDs on 101-yd punt return, 100-yd kickoff return & 58-yd pass reception