On This Day

1988 in History (Part 3)

Events in History

Events 201 - 300 of 483

  • Jul 9 Chris Speier hits for the cycle & Ernest Riles hits 10,000th Giant HR
  • 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
  • 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 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 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 FDIC bails out 1st Republic Bank, Dallas, with $4 billion
  • Jul 29 Gorbachev pushes plan electing president and parliament in March, 1989
  • Jul 29 Judge orders NASA to release unedited tape from Challenger cockpit
  • Jul 30 Harry Drake shoots arrow record 1873m
  • Jul 30 John Franco saves record 13th game of July
  • Jul 30 Jordanian King Hussein renounces sovereignty over West Bank to the 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 to Halifax (13 days, 15 hr, 4 min)
  • Jul 30 ArenaBowl II, Allstate Arena, Rosemount, Illinois: Detroit Drive beats Chicago Bruisers 24-13, Steve Griffin MVP

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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

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Aug 1 Rush Limbaugh begins his national radio show.

Radio Personality and Author Rush Limbaugh
Radio Personality and Author
Rush Limbaugh
  • 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 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, 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 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 Renovated Central Park Zoo reopens after 4 years (New York City)
  • Aug 8 Russian troops begin pull out of Afghanistan after 9 year war

MurderAssassination Attempt

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

US Secretary of State George P. Shultz
US Secretary of State
George P. Shultz
  • 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 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 Charlotte Colisieum in Charlotte NC opens
  • Aug 11 Meir Kahane renounced US citizenship to stay in Israeli Parliament

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Aug 11 Al-Qaeda formed at a meeting between Osama bin Laden, Ayman al-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
  • Aug 15 At 4PM LILCO consumers used a record 3,813 megawatts
  • Aug 15 NYC begins $70 million program to rebuild 900 Bronx apartments
  • 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 US Republicans nominate George H. W. Bush for President
  • Aug 17 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 17 Pakistani President Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq and U.S. Ambassador Arnold Raphel are killed in a plane crash.
  • 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
  • Aug 20 6.5 earthquake strikes India/Nepal, 1,000s killed
  • Aug 20 Yordanka Donkova of Bulgaria sets 100m hurdle woman's record (12.21)
  • Aug 20 "Black Saturday" of the Yellowstone fire in Yellowstone National Park
  • Aug 20 Peru becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty
  • Aug 22 Australia unveils 1st platinum coin (Koala)
  • Aug 22 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 25 Challenger Center opens its classroom doors in Houston
  • Aug 25 Serious fire destroys historic center of Lisbon
  • Aug 25 Iran & Iraq begin talks to end their 8 year war
  • Aug 25 NASA launches space vehicle S-214
  • Aug 26 Mehran Karimi Nasseri arrives at Charles de Gaulle International Airport.
  • Aug 28 70 killed in crash of three Italian air force fighters at air show at Ramstein, Germany
  • 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 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

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