September 1988 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 1 Timberlake Westenbaker's "Our Country's Good" premieres in London
  • Sep 2 Amnesty International's Human Rights Now! tour begins in Wembley
  • Sep 3 Dennis Eckersley sets A's record with his 37th save en route to 45
  • 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 6 Crippled soviet Soyuz TM-5 lands safely with 2 cosmonauts aboard
  • Sep 6 Thomas Gregory (11) swims English Channel
  • Sep 6 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Sep 7 Security & Exchange Commission accuses Drexel of violating security laws
  • Sep 9 "Look Away" single released by Chicago (Billboard Song of the Year 1989)
  • Sep 10 -18] Hurricane Gilbert, kills 300 in Jamaica, Texas & Yucatan
  • Sep 11 1/3 of population argues for Estonia autonomy
  • Sep 12 Gilbert, strongest hurricane ever (160 mph), devastates Jamaica
  • Sep 13 9 hard/software manufacturers announce EISA computer bus in NY
  • Sep 13 Gilbert is strongest (26.13 barometer) hurricane in Western Hemisphere
  • Sep 14 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Sep 15 Museum of Moving Image in London opens
  • Sep 17 Jeff Reardon becomes 1st to record 40 or more saves in both AL & NL
  • Sep 17 13th Toronto International Film Festival: "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" directed by Pedro Almodovar wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 18 Coup in Haiti: General Prosper Avril takes control, Henri Namphy flees
  • Sep 18 Burma suspends its constitution
  • Sep 19 Israel launches 1st satellite, for secret military reconnaissance
  • Sep 20 Darrell Evans hits his 400th career home run
  • Sep 20 Wade Boggs is 1st player to get 200 hits for 6 consecutive seasons
  • Sep 20 "Loving Proof" 2nd studio album by Ricky Van Shelton is released (Billboard Song of the Year 1989)
  • Sep 22 Canada begins production of a $5 silver Maple Leaf bullion coin
  • Sep 23 Fiji's new constitution is proposed
  • Sep 23 Premiere of director Paul Schrader's crime biopic "Patty Hearst"
  • Sep 24 Barbara C Harris of Mass, elected 1st woman Episcopal bishop
  • Sep 24 Canada's Ben Johnson runs drug-assisted 100m in 9.79 sec

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Sep 24 Carl Lewis runs world record 100m (9.92 sec)

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • Sep 24 Dave Stieb has no-hitter broken up with 2 outs in the 9th
  • Sep 25 Christopher Jacobs, Troy Dalbey, Tom Hunter & Matt Biondi, swim world record 4x100m freestyle (3:16.53)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 25 Pope John Paul II beatifies Friar Junípero Serra (founder of 1st Californian missions)

Missionary Junípero Serra
Missionary
Junípero Serra
264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Sep 26 Canada's Ben Johnson stripped of his 100-m gold failing drug test
  • Sep 26 NYC's Rockefeller Center declared a national landmark
  • Sep 26 Polish communist party picks propaganda chief Rakowski as new PM
  • Sep 26 US space shuttle STS-26 launched
  • Sep 27 Grand jury evidence shows Tawana Brawley fabricated rape story
  • Sep 27 Senate votes for major federal tax code changes

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 27 The National League for Democracy, led by Aung San Suu Kyi is founded in Burma (Myanmar)

Burmese Politician Aung San Suu Kyi
Burmese Politician
Aung San Suu Kyi
  • Sep 28 Bronx Museum for Arts opens
  • Sep 28 LA Dodger Orel Hershiser sets record for consecutive scoreless inns
  • Sep 29 26th Space Shuttle mission, Discovery 7 launched
  • Sep 29 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Sep 29 Florence Griffith Joyner of USA sets 200m woman's record (21.34)
  • Sep 29 UN peacekeeping forces win Nobel Peace prize
  • Sep 29 Union Station reopens in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 30 Andrei Andreyevich Gromyko retires as Soviet Foreign Minister
  • Sep 30 Dave Stieb loses 2nd consecutive no hitter bid with 2 outs in 9th
  • Sep 30 IBM announces shipment of 3 millionth PS/2 personal computer
  • Sep 30 LA Dodger Orel Herschiser breaks former Dodger Don Drysdale mark by pitching 59 consecutive scoreless innings

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 4 John Tyler Hammons, American politician
  • Sep 8 Caitlin Hill, Australian internet personality
  • Sep 18 Annette Obrestad, Norwegian poker player
  • Sep 21 Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Pakistani politician
  • Sep 29 Emily Evelyn Chase, daughter of Jayni & Chevy

Deaths in History

  • Sep 1 Leonor Sullivan, (Rep-D-Missouri, 1955-77), dies at 86
  • Sep 11 George Alpert, railroad executive, dies at 90
  • Sep 11 Luis Alvarez, American physicist (subatomic particles, Nobel 1968), dies of cancer at 77
  • Sep 11 Roger Hargreaves, English author and illustrator of children's books (Mr. Men and Little Miss), dies of a stroke at 53
  • Sep 12 Alan Bible, (Sen-D-Nev, 1954-74), dies at 78
  • Sep 12 Lauris Morstad, NATO commander/CEO Corning Fiberglass, dies at 71
  • Sep 19 Oren Lee Staley, 1st President of National the Farmers Organization (1955-79), dies at 65
  • Sep 21 Henry Koster, director, dies
  • Sep 21 Robert Gwathmey, artist, dies at 85
  • Sep 21 Glenn Robert Davis, member of United States Congress (b. 1914
  • Sep 21 Walter Vogt, Swiss writer (Wüthrich) and psychiatrist, dies at 61
  • Sep 22 Rais Amrohvi, Pakistani poet and psychoanalyst, dies at 74
  • Sep 23 Tibor Sekelj, Croatian explorer (b. 1912)
  • Sep 25 Billy Carter, brother of US President Jimmy Carter, dies of cancer at 51
  • Sep 27 William V. Shannon, American journalist and ambassador to Ireland (1977-81), dies at 61
  • Sep 29 Charles Addams, cartoonist (Addams Family), dies of heart attack at 76
  • Sep 30 Joachim Prinz, author/Rabbi of Berlin (1926-37), dies at 86