Year 1988 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jan 1 17th Fiesta Bowl: #3 Florida State beats #5 Nebraska, 31-28
  • Jan 1 54th Orange Bowl: #2 Miami (FL) beats #1 Oklahoma, 20-14
  • Jan 1 54th Sugar Bowl: #4 Syracuse ties #6 Auburn, 16-16
  • Jan 1 74th Rose Bowl: #8 Michigan State beats #16 Southern California, 20-17
  • Jan 1 Czech born tennis star Hana Mandikova becomes an Australian Citizen
  • Jan 1 Miami beats Oklahoma for college football championship
  • Jan 8 9th largest NBA crowd 38,873-Chicago at Detroit
  • Jan 9 US male Figure Skating championship won by Brian Boitano
  • Jan 11 USSR announces it will participate in Seoul Summer Olympics
  • Jan 12 Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder/first baseman Willie Stargell elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
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Sports Stars Married in 1988

  • Feb 7 Heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson marries actress Robin Givens
  • Jul 16 Canadian NHL superstar Wayne Gretzky (27) weds American 'Police Academy 5' / 'A League of Their Own' actress Janet Jones (27) in Edmonton, Alberta
  • Jul 17 NHL ice hockey star player Wayne Gretzky (27) weds actress Janet Jones (27) at St. Joseph's Basilica in Edmonton, Canada

Sports Stars Divorces in 1988


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