Events in year of 1988

  • 01-01Czech born tennis star Hana Mandikova becomes an Australian Citizen
  • 01-01Miami beats Oklahoma for college football championship
  • 01-01Year of the Reader begins
  • 01-02Ashland Oil storage tank spills 3.8 million gallons, Penn
  • 01-02Mulroney and Reagan sign Canada-US free trade agreement
  • 01-03Israel orders 9 Palestinian "instigators" deported from W Beirut
  • 01-03Margaret Thatcher becomes longest-serving British Prime Minister this century
  • 01-089th largest NBA crowd 38,873 - Chicago at Detroit
  • 01-08Dow Jones down 140.58 points
  • 01-08Hewlett-Packard introduces HP-28S Advanced Scientific Calculator
  • 01-08US female Figure Skating championship won by Debi Thomas
  • 01-09English Earl of St. Andrews marries Sylvana Tomaselli
  • 01-09US male Figure Skating championship won by Brian Boitano
  • 01-11Test debut of Phil Simmons, WI vs. India, Madras
  • 01-11USSR announces it will participate in Seoul Summer Olympics
  • 01-12Willie Stargell (Pittsburgh Pirate), elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 01-13LA Dodger / SD Padre Steve Garvey retires
  • 01-13Supreme Court rules (5-3) public school officials have broad powers to censor school newspapers, plays and other expressive activities
  • 01-15Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder makes racist remarks about black athletes
  • 01-15Narendra Hirwani takes 16-136 (8-61 & 8-75) vs. WI on Test debut
  • 01-164th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Live wins
  • 01-16Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder fired from CBS for racial remarks
  • 01-16NFL St. Louis Cardinals announce move to Phoenix
  • 01-17"Teddy & Alice" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 77 performances
  • 01-17Leslie Manigay elected President of Haiti
  • 01-18Airliner crashes in SW China, killing all 108 on board
  • 01-19"48 Hours" premiers on CBS-TV
  • 01-20Arizona committee opens hearing on impeachment of Gov Evan Mecham
  • 01-21US accept immigration of 30,000 US-Vietnamese children
  • 01-22Mike Tyson TKOs Larry Holmes in 4 for heavyweight boxing title

People born in year of 1988

  • 01-14Jamie Altman: Son of Lynda Carter and Robert Altman
  • 01-14Jordy: French singer
  • 03-27Kerri Ann Darling: Actress (Alli Fowler-Another World)
  • 04-24Michael Tylo: Son of US actor / actress Michael Tylo / Deborah Hunter
  • 04-30Molloko: San Diego Zoo - 1st California condor chick conceived in captivity
  • 08-08Beatrice E M: Duchess of York gives birth to 6 lb 12 oz baby girl
  • 08-16Rumer Willis: Child of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore
  • 09-29Emily Evelyn Chase: Daughter of Jayni and Chevy
  • 10-24Daniel Shalikar: Actor (Honey I Blew Up the Kids)
  • 10-24Joshua Shalikar: Actor (Honey I Blew Up the Kids)
  • 11-17Justin Cooper: Actor (Liar Liar, General Hospital)
  • 12-01Zoe Kravitz: Daughter of Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz
  • 12-02Edward EMG Baron Downpatrick: Grandson of English Prince Edward

People died in year of 1988

  • 01-03Gaston Eyskens: Prime Minister of Belgium (1949, 1958-61, 1968-72), dies at 82
  • 01-03William Cagney: Actor (Torrid Zone), dies of a heart attack at 82
  • 01-05"Pistol Pete" Mavarich: NBAer (Atlanta), dies of a heart attack at 40
  • 01-06Brent Collins: Soap actor (Another World), dies of heart attack at 46
  • 01-08Frank Pace, Jr.: US Secretary of Army (1950-53), dies at 76
  • 01-11Gregory (Pappy) Boyington: Ace WWII pilot, dies at 75 of cancer
  • 01-11Isidor Isaac Rabi: Nuclear physicist (Nobel Prize-1944), dies at 89
  • 01-13Chiang Ching-huo: President of Taiwan (1978-88), dies at 69
  • 01-14Georgy M Malenkov: Prime Minister of the USSR (1953-55), dies at 86
  • 01-15Sean MacBride: Ireland -- Commander of Irish Republican Army, dies at 83
  • 01-19Ballard Berkeley: Actor (East meets West), dies at 83
  • 01-20Philippe de Rothschild: Bordeaux Vineyard manager, dies in Paris at 86
  • 01-21Abraham Sofaer: Actor (Naked Jungle, Elephant Walk)
  • 01-22Georgi M Malenkov: Russian Premier (1953-55), dies at 86
  • 01-24Charles Glenn King: Biochemist (discovered vitamin C), dies at 91
  • 01-29Bantcho Bantchevsky: US opera singer, commits suicide
  • 01-29James R Killian, Jr.: MIT President (1948-59), dies at 83
  • 01-29Rogier van Otterloo: Dutch Composer / conductor, dies at 46
  • 01-30Cornelia D "Corry" Spark: Dutch cabaret performer, dies at 85
  • 02-01Reinder Zwolsman: Dutch businessman, dies at 75
  • 02-02Clive Epstein: Brother of Brian Epstein, dies at 51
  • 02-02G Mennen Williams: Supreme Court Justice, dies at 76 in Detroit, Michigan
  • 02-06Lee Goodman: Actor (Imitation of Life), dies of tuberculosis at 64
  • 02-06Marghanita Laski: English Author (Victorian chaise-lounge)
  • 02-07Lin[wood V] Carter: United States -- Sci-fi writer (Lost World of Time), dies at 57
  • 02-08Allan Cuthbertson: Actor (Running Man, 7th Dawn), dies at 67
  • 02-14Frederick Loewe: US Composer (My Fair Lady), dies at 84
  • 02-15Frederick [Fritz] Loewe: Composer
  • 02-15Gardiner Means: US economist, dies at 91
  • 02-15Gerard Holt: Architect, dies at 83

Events in year of 1989

  • 01-01Actress Kelly McGillis gets married
  • 01-01New York City transit fare rises from $1.00 to $1.15
  • 01-01Year of the Young Reader begins
  • 01-02Notre Dame beats West Virginia for college football championship
  • 01-02UCLA wins a record 7th consecutive bowl game
  • 01-03Jim and Tammy Bakker return to TV (Oy Vey!)
  • 01-03Russian newspaper Izvestia gets its 1st commercial advertisement
  • 01-04Comet Tempel 1 at perihelion
  • 01-04US F-14s shoot down 2 Libyan jet fighters over Mediterranean
  • 01-04VP Bush is 1st since VP Van Buren to declare himself President
  • 01-052 French TV newsmen arrested for trying to plant fake bombs on 3 airlines at JFK airport in security test
  • 01-05Baseball signs $400M with ESPN, showing 175 games in 1990
  • 01-07Akhito becomes Emperor of Japan
  • 01-07Cleveland Cavs block 21 New York Knick shots tying NBA regulation game record
  • 01-07International Conference on Limitation of Chemical Weapons opens in Paris
  • 01-08"42nd Street" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 3,486 performances
  • 01-08"Starlight Express" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 761 performances
  • 01-08Boeing 737-400 crashes in England, 46 die
  • 01-08Soviet Union promises to eliminate stockpiles of chemical weapons
  • 01-09"Pat Sajak Show" premieres on CBS
  • 01-09Johnny Bench and Carl Yastrzemski elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 01-11140 nations agree to ban chemical weapons (poison gas, etc)
  • 01-11Kindergarten student caught with loaded handgun at Bronx school
  • 01-126 claim to survive in rubble, 35 days after Armenian quake (hoax)
  • 01-12Idi Amin expelled from Zaire
  • 01-13"Friday the 13th" virus strikes hundreds of IBM computers in Britain
  • 01-13Computers across Britain hit by "Friday the 13th" virus
  • 01-13Jerry Parks, Okla defensive back, charged with shooting a teammate
  • 01-13Ruins of Mashkan-shapir (occupied 2050-1720 BC) found in Iraq
  • 01-13Subway gunman Bernhard Goetz begins 1-year jail sentence

People born in year of 1989

  • 01-06Baby lion-tailed macaques: At Woodland Park Zoo (Seattle)
  • 01-14Sextuplets: Paris, France -- (to a 29-year-old woman)
  • 02-19L A Baby orangutan: Born at Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle
  • 03-14Oliver Bernsen: Son of Corbin Bernsen and Amanda Pays
  • 03-15Caitlin Wachs: Actress (Chloe Waters-Profiler)
  • 03-25Chicken Kentucky: 1st partial birth in space (chicken)
  • 05-29Danielle Riley Keough: Grand Daughter of Elvis Presley
  • 06-07Michael Joseph Tamboli: Eldesburg, Maryland -- Born 01:23:45pm on 6-7-89
  • 06-11Jeff Linton Osbourne: Son of Jeffrey and Sheri
  • 07-22Caroline Giuliani: Daughter of Rudy (Mayor-R-NYC, 1994- )
  • 08-21Hayden Panettiere: Actress (One Life to Live)
  • 10-04Dakota Johnson: Son of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson
  • 10-25Seth Mumy: Actor (3 Wishes)
  • 11-12Paul Jessup: Actor (Mikie-Baby Talk)
  • 11-12Ryan Jessup: Actor (Mikie-Baby Talk)
  • 12-05Ross Bagley: Actor (Nicky-Fresh Prince Of Bel Air)

People died in year of 1989

  • 01-08Johnny Jordaan [Jan van Musscher]: Dutch folk singer, dies at 64
  • 01-08Ken McMillan: Actor (Malone, Concrete Beat), dies of heart attack at 56
  • 01-08Kenneth McMillan: Actor (Our Family Honor, Malone), dies at 67
  • 01-13Joe Spinell: Actor (Maniac, Star Crash, Strike Force), dies at 51
  • 01-16Pierre Boileau: Screenwriter (Vertigo), dies at 82
  • 01-16Romo Vincent: Actor (Naked Jungle)
  • 01-16Trey Wilson: Actor (Bull Durham, Twins, Raising Arizona)
  • 01-17Sterling A Brown: US Poet / critic (Southern Road), dies at 87
  • 01-18Bruce Chatwin: British writer, dies at 49
  • 01-19Norma Varden: Actress (Loose in London)
  • 01-20Beatrice Lillie: Actress (Thoroughly Modern Millie), dies at 94
  • 01-24Ted Bundy: Serial killer of up to 100 women, executed in Florida at 42
  • 01-26Paul Daels: Flemish Chairman (IJzerbedevaart committee)
  • 01-31Jack Douglas: Humorist (My Brother Was an Only Child), dies at 80
  • 01-31Yasushi Akutagawa: Composer, dies at 63
  • 02-03John Cassavetes: Actor / director (Husbands, Dirty Dozen), dies at 59
  • 02-04Kenneth "Jethro" Burns: Country singer (Homer & Jethro), dies at 69
  • 02-05Joe Raposa: Composer / songwriter (Sesame Street), dies at 51
  • 02-06Andre Cayatte
  • 02-06Barbara Tuchman: Historian (Guns of August-Pulitzer), dies at 77
  • 02-08Maurits Kok: Dutch writer / Poet (Railroad Strike), dies at 81
  • 02-10Dan Kelly: NHL sportscaster, dies at 52, "He shoots, he scores!"
  • 02-12Mauritius Balfoort: French / Flemish director, dies at 83
  • 02-12Thomas Bernhard: Dutch / Austrian writer (Heldenplatz), dies at 58
  • 02-17Lefty Gomez: Pitching great (New York Yankees), dies at 80
  • 02-19Jaap van de Merwe: Dutch journalist / cabareter (Hadjememaar)
  • 02-19Merwe: Journalist / cabaret performer (Hadjememaar)
  • 02-22Joan Woodbury: Actress (Super Sleuth, Northwest Trail)
  • 02-27Conrad Lorenz: Austria zoologist (Nobel 1973)
  • 02-27Joe Silver: Actor (Rage, Rapid, Deathtrap, Shivers), dies at 66