August 8, 1988 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • -11] Army in Rangoon shoots on students, 5-10,000 killed
  • Angola, Cuba & South Africa sign cease fire treaty
  • Ceasefire between Iran & Iraq takes effect after 8 years of war
  • Discovery of most distant galaxy (15 * 10 ^ 12 light yrs) announced
  • Duchess of York gives birth to 6 lb 12 oz baby girl
  • Jennifer Levin's parents file $25M suit against Dorrian Red Hand Bar
  • Matt Biondi swims US record 200m freestyle (1:47.72)
  • Renovated Central Park Zoo reopens after 4 years
  • Russian troops begin pull out of Afghanistan after 9 year war
  • South Africa declares cease-fire in Angola
  • Temperature hits high of 88 deg F on 8/8/88 in NYC
  • The "8888 Uprising" occurs in Burma.
  • US Secretary of State Shultz narrowly escapes assassin attempt in Bolivia

Birthdays in History

  • Beatrice, Princes of York, British daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, born in London