1988 in History (Part 5)

Events in History

Events 401 - 500 of 517

  • Oct 18 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Oct 19 3 Americans win Nobel in physics; 3 W Germans win chemistry Nobel
  • Oct 19 Britain bans broadcast interviews with IRA members
  • Oct 19 Car bomb kills 7 Israelis, wounds 11 near Lebanon border
  • Oct 19 Roxette releases "Roxette Look Sharp!" album
  • Oct 19 South African anti-apartheid leader Sisulu wins $100,000 Human Rights prize
  • Oct 20 Britain ends suspects' right to remain silent in crackdown on IRA
  • Oct 20 Gastineau sacks Jets, retires from football "for personal reasons"
  • Oct 20 Man armed with explosives blows himself up in 125 St subway station (NYC)

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Oct 21 Philippine former first couple Ferdinand & Imelda Marcos indicted on racketeering charges

First Lady and Politician Imelda Marcos
First Lady and Politician
Imelda Marcos
  • Oct 22 Supreme Ct Justice Sandra Day O'Connor OK after breast cancer surgery
  • Oct 23 Robert Bork's supreme court nomination rejected by US Senate
  • Oct 24 Typhoon Ruby sinks Philippine ferry; hundreds drown
  • Oct 25 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • Oct 26 US-Soviet effort to free 2 grey whales from frozen Arctic, Barrow, AK
  • Oct 27 Larry Flynt paid hitman $1M to kill Hefner, Guccione & Sinatra

  • Oct 28 Jurors award $147,000 to Tacoma parishioner seduced by her minister

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Oct 28 Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen gives $10 million to University of Washington library

Co-founder of Microsoft Paul Allen
Co-founder of Microsoft
Paul Allen
  • Oct 29 2,000 US anti-abortion protesters arrested for blocking clinics
  • Oct 29 China announces a herbal male contraceptive
  • Oct 29 Jim Elliott (US) begins 24-hr paced outdoor race for 548.9 mi
  • Oct 29 First scheduled Soviet shuttle launch (postponed)
  • Oct 30 2 gambling clubs & 1 player share 61.38 M California lotto jackpot
  • Oct 30 Jim Elliott (US) completes 24-hr paced outdoor race for 548.9 mi
  • Oct 31 19°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Oct
  • Oct 31 Journalists demand greater press freedom in Yugoslavia
  • Nov 1 Staten Island ferry gets 1st pay phones
  • Nov 2 The Morris worm, first internet-distributed computer worm to gain mainstream media attention launched from MIT, strikes Pentagon, SDI research lab & 6 universities
  • Nov 3 Pakistan claims it downed Afghan warplane

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Nov 3 President Reagan signs credit-card disclosure-bill

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Nov 3 Soviet Union agrees to allow teaching of Hebrew
  • Nov 3 Talk-show host Geraldo Rivera's nose is broken as Roy Innis brawls with skinheads at TV taping
  • Nov 5 Cornell confirms grad student source of worst computer sabotage
  • Nov 5 France performs nuclear test
  • Nov 5 Gulch wins Breeder's Cup
  • Nov 7 Sugar Ray Leonard KO's Donnie LaLonde
  • Nov 8 900 die as earthquake hits China
  • Nov 8 Vice President George H. W. Bush is elected President of the United States, defeating Democrat candidate Michael Dukakis
  • Nov 8 Rafael Fernandez Colón elected as president of Puerto Rico
  • Nov 10 China confirms earthquake death toll will rise above current 938
  • Nov 10 NY's MTA announces it may replace tokens with credit card type passes

  • Nov 10 Orel Hershiser (23-8) is a unanimous choice as NL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 11 Oldest known insect fossils (390 million yrs) reported in Science
  • Nov 12 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Nov 15 91 m radio telescope dish at Green Bank, WV, collapses
  • Nov 15 Soviet space shuttle makes unmanned maiden flight (2 orbits)
  • Nov 15 The first Fairtrade label, Max Havelaar, is launched in the Netherlands.
  • Nov 16 Estonia declares sovereignty in internal affairs

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 16 Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto's PPP wins 1st free Pakistani elections in 11 years

Pakistani Politican Benazir Bhutto
Pakistani Politican
Benazir Bhutto

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Nov 16 President Reagan and the First Lady participate in the official state arrival ceremony, meetings and a state dinner with Margaret Thatcher

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan

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Nov 17 Neil Simon's "Rumors" premieres in NYC

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • Nov 23 France performs nuclear test
  • Nov 23 President Reagan announces that he is pocket-vetoing a bill designed to further restrict lobbying by former federal employees.
  • Nov 25 Chuck Berry pays $250 fine to resolve NYC assault charges
  • Nov 25 Convention on exploitation of Antarctic mineral resources signed
  • Nov 25 Widespread earthquake hits North East US, Canada, no damage reported
  • Nov 25 German politician Rita Süssmuth becomes president of the Bundestag.
  • Nov 26 Alexander Volkov, Sergei Krikalev & Jean-Loup Chretien launch
  • Nov 26 Pioneer 6's closest approach to Earth since 1965 launch (1.87 M km)

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Nov 28 Picasso's "Acrobat & Harlequin" sells for $38.46 million

Painter Pablo Picasso
Painter
Pablo Picasso
  • Nov 30 Cyclone lashes Bangladesh, Eastern India; 317 killed
  • Nov 30 France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island
  • Nov 30 Soviets stop jamming Radio Liberty; 1st time in 38 yrs
  • Nov 30 UN General Assembly (151-2) censures US for refusing PLO's Arafat visa
  • Nov 30 Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. buys RJR Nabisco for $25.07 billion USD.
  • Dec 1 596 dead after cyclone hits Bangladesh, half a million homeless
  • Dec 1 Benazir Bhutto named 1st female Prime Minister of a Muslim country (Pakistan)
  • Dec 1 Chinese minister of Foreign affairs Qian Qichen visits Moscow
  • Dec 2 5 gunmen who hijacked Soviet Aeroflot jet surrender in Israel
  • Dec 2 STS-27 Atlantis launched (Secret military mission)
  • Dec 2 UN votes 151-2 (Israel and US) to move PLO debate to Geneva, Great Britain abstains
  • Dec 3 NY Lotto pays $45 million to twelve winner (#s are 1-8-13-18-28-48)
  • Dec 4 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Dec 5 NC federal grand jury indict PTL founder Jim Bakker on fraud & conspiracy
  • Dec 5 Shuttle Atlantis launches world's 1st nuclear-war-fighting satellite

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Dec 6 Yasser Arafat meets prominent American Jews in Stockholm, Sweden

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
  • Dec 6 Carlos Andres Perez re-elected president of Venezuela
  • Dec 6 Merv Hughes takes 13 wickets v WI at the WACA but Australia lose

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Dec 6 Nelson Mandela is transferred to Victor Vester Prison, Capetown

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • Dec 6 STS-27 Atlantis lands in California after secret mission
  • Dec 7 PLO delegation lead by Yasser Arafat proclaims the State of Palestine, recognizing the existence of the State of Israel for the first time
  • Dec 7 6.9 earthquake in Spitak, Armenia kills 25,000-50,000 people and leaves up to 500,000 homeless
  • Dec 7 Gorbachev announces 10% unilateral Soviet troop reductions at UN

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Dec 7 Mikhail Gorbachev cheered by Wall St crowds upon arrival in NYC

Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary
Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Dec 9 The Michael Hughes Bridge in Sligo, Ireland is officially opened.
  • Dec 12 3 trains collide in London, 40 die
  • Dec 12 NYC Subway system adds new stations (Z line)
  • Dec 12 PLO leader Yasi Arafat accepts Israel's right to exist
  • Dec 13 3 men end 29-hr all-466-station subway ride in NYC
  • Dec 13 Yasser Arafat addresses UN in Geneva
  • Dec 14 Spanish General strike to protest austerity measures
  • Dec 14 US agrees to talk to Palestine Liberation Org (1st time in 13 yrs)
  • Dec 16 Political cult leader Lyndon LaRouche convicted of tax, mail fraud
  • Dec 17 USS Tennessee, 1st sub to carry Trident 2 missiles, commissioned
  • Dec 17 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Dec 19 NASA unveils plans for lunar colony & manned missions to Mars
  • Dec 19 Unexploded WW II bomb found in Frankfurt, Germany-5,000 evacuated
  • Dec 20 Animal rights terrorists fire-bomb Harrod's department store, London
  • Dec 20 Premier Ranasinghe Premadasa elected President of Sri Lanka

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