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Notable Historical Events - 1988

1988Betsy King wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open/Helene Curtis Pro-Am

1988Margaret Thatcher becomes longest-serving British PM this century

1988Sherri Turner wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

1988Givens' Family reports Mike Tyson beats his wife Robin Givens

198845th Golden Globes: Last Emperor, Sally Kirkland, Michael Douglas

19882nd American Comedy Award: Robin Williams & Tracey Ullman

1988Orioles trade veteran 1B Eddie Murray to the Dodgers

1988President Reagan signs credit-card disclosure-bill

198849th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Gary Player

1988Mike Tyson KOs Michael Spink in 91 seconds, in Atlantic City ($67m)

1988102nd US Womens Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Gabriela Sabatini (6-3 3-6 6-1)

1988Mikhail Gorbachev cheered by Wall St crowds upon arrival in NYC

1988Elton John sells out Madison Square Garden for a record 26th time

1988Beth Daniel wins Nichirei Ladies Cup US-Japan Team Golf Championship

198858th French Womens Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats N Zvereva (6-0 6-0)

1988Mike Schmidt passes Mickey Mantle with his 537th HR into 7th place

1988Howard Stern's 1st pay-per-view "Underpants & Negligee Party"

198823rd Academy of Country Music Awards: Randy Travis & Hank Williams Jr

198814th People's Choice Awards: Michael Douglas & Glenn Close win (Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Cybill Shepherd win (TV)

1988Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic

1988Mike Tyson TKOs Larry Holmes in 4 for heavyweight boxing title

1988108th US Men's Tennis: Mats Wilander beats Ivan Lendl (64 46 63 57 64) in 4hrs 55 min - longest men's final in US Open history

19882nd Soul Train Music Awards: Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston win

1988NY Islanders celebrate Denis Potvin night

1988Reds manager Pete Rose is suspended for 30 days for pushing an ump

1988Mario Andretti records fastest Indianapolis 500 lap (221.565 mph)

1988President Reagan presides at unveiling of Knute Rockne stamp

1988Stevie Wonder announces he will run for mayor of Detroit in 1992

1988Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic

1988NYC Mayor Koch calls Reagan a "WIMP" in the war on drugs

1988Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic

1988Neil Simon's "Rumors" premieres in NYC

1988Guy Lafleur, Tony Esposito & Brad Park inducted in NHL Hall of Fame

1988VP George Bush & Dan Rather clash on "CBS Evening News" as Rather attempts to question Bush about his role in Iran-Contra affair

1988Mike Schmidt hits his 535th HR, moving into 8th place

1988Mario Lemieux wins NHL scoring title, stopping Gretzky's 7 year streak

1988Betsy King wins LPGA Cellular One-Ping Golf Championship

1988Benazir Bhutto named 1st female Prime Minister of a Muslim country (Pakistan)

1988Jose Canseco is 1st unanimous AL MVP since Reggie Jackson

1988Picasso's "Acrobat & Harlequin" sells for $38.46 million

198834th LPGA Championship won by Sherri Turner

1988Mike Tyson & Mitch Green brawl at 4 A.M. in Harlem

1988Australia's new parliament house is opened by Queen Elizabeth II in Canberra

198895th Wimbledon Womens Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Navratilova (5-7 6-2 6-1)

1988Jerry Lewis' 23rd Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $41,132,113

1988Carl Lewis runs a wind-assisted 100 m in 9.78 sec

1988102nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Stefan Edberg beats Boris Becker (46 76 64 62)

1988Rangers sign free-agent pitcher Nolan Ryan to a one-year contract

1988Mike Tyson crashes his $183,000 Bently on Varick St in NYC

1988Rickey Henderson steals 2 bases for record 249 as a NY Yankee

19881st prime-time wrestling match in 30 yrs-Andre beats Hulk Hogan

19889th US Seniors Golf Open: Gary Player

1988Nelson Mandela is transferred to Victor Vester Prison, Capetown

198815th American Music Award: Anita Baker, Paul Simon & Whitney Houston

1988George Harrison releases "When We Was Fab"

1988"We All Sleep Alone" by Cher peaks at #14

1988Robin Givens sues Mike Tyson for $125 million for libel

1988Edmonton Oilers trade Wayne Gretzky to LA Kings for $15-$20 millions

1988Laura Davies wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic

1988Laura Davies wins Circle K LPGA Tucson Golf Open

1988George Harrison releases "This is Love"

1988The National League for Democracy, led by Aung San Suu Kyi is founded in Burma (Myanmar)

1988"Fat" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #99

1988Cal Ripken Jr plays in his 1,000th consecutive game

1988Sandra Miller of Queens sues Mike Tyson for sexual harassment

1988Chris Evert defaults at US Open due to a stomach flu

1988Lori Davis of Long Island sues Mike Tyson for grabbing her buttocks

1988Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic

1988Nancy Lopez wins LPGA AI Star/Centinela Hospital Golf Classic

1988Mikhail Gorbachev becomes Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet and thus head of state of the Soviet Union

1988Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto's PPP wins 1st free Pakistani elections in 11 years

1988Congress overrides Reagan's veto of sweeping civil rights bill

1988Mike Schmidt sets NL record appearing in 2,155 games at 3rd base, as Phillies & NY Mets end that game at 2:13 AM

1988NY Islander's & NHL high scorer, Mike Bossy retires

1988Nolan Ryan is 7th to win 100 game on 2 teams, as Astro beat Mets 6-3

1988Barbra Streisand records "You'll Never Know"

1988Wayne Gretzky passes Gordie Howe with his record 1,050th NHL assist

1988NY Islanders celebrate Mike Bossy night

1988Carl Lewis runs world record 100m (9.92 sec)

1988Nelson Mandela is treated for tuberculosis at hospital

1988Jessye Norman begins recording Bizet's "Carmen"

1988117th British Golf Open: Seve Ballesteros shoots 273 at Royal Lytham

198858th French Men's Tennis: Mats Wilander beats Henri Leconte (75 62 61)

1988Mike Tyson KOs Tony Tubbs in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

198860th Academy Awards - "The Last Emperor", Michael Douglas & Cher win

1988North subpoenas Reagan & Bush as defense witnesses for upcoming trial

1988Donald Trump bills Mike Tyson $2,000,000 for 4 month advisory service

1988Peter Kalikow purchases NY Post from Rupert Murdoch for $37.6 million

1988Mulroney & Reagan sign Canada-US free trade agreement

198862nd Australian Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Chris Evert (6-1 7-6)

1988Betsy King wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

1988Barbra Streisand records "Warm All Over"

1988 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
Czech born tennis star Hana Mandikova becomes an Australian Citizen 
Jan 1
Miami beats Oklahoma for college football championship 
Jan 1
Year of the Reader begins 
Jan 2
Ashland Oil storage tank spills 3.8 million gallons, Penn 
Jan 2
Mulroney & Reagan sign Canada-US free trade agreement 
Jan 2
Right-wing guerrillas ambush a train near Mozambique's western border, killing at least 22 people and injuring 71. 
Jan 3
Israel orders 9 Palestinian "instigators" deported from W Beirut 
Jan 3
Margaret Thatcher becomes longest-serving British PM this century 
Jan 8
9th largest NBA crowd 38,873-Chicago at Detroit 
Jan 8
Dow Jones down 140.58 points 
Jan 8
Hewlett-Packard introduces HP-28S Advanced Scientific Calculator 
Jan 8
US female Figure Skating championship won by Debi Thomas 
Jan 9
August Wilson's "Piano Lesson," premieres in Boston 
Jan 9
US male Figure Skating championship won by Brian Boitano 
Jan 10
"Don't Get God Started" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 86 perfs 
Jan 11
Test debut of Phil Simmons, WI v India, Madras 
Jan 11
USSR announces it will participate in Seoul Summer Olympics 
Jan 12
Willie Stargell (Pitts Pirate), elected to Baseball Hall of Fame 
Jan 13
LA Dodger/SD Padre Steve Garvey retires 
Jan 13
Supreme Court rules (5-3) public school officials have broad powers to censor school newspapers, plays & other expressive activities 
Jan 15
Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder makes racist remarks about black athletes 
Jan 15
Kiran More stumps five WI batsman at Madras, world Test record 
Jan 15
Narendra Hirwani takes 16-136 (8-61 & 8-75) v WI on Test debut 
Jan 16
4th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins 
Jan 16
Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder fired from CBS for racial remarks 
Jan 16
NFL St Louis Cardinals announce move to Phoenix 
Jan 17
"Teddy & Alice" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 77 performances 
Jan 17
Leslie Manigay elected president of Haiti 
Jan 17
"The Fumble", trailing 38-31 with 1:12 left in the AFC Championship Game, the Browns' Earnest Byner fumbled at the Denver 3-yard line, sending the Broncos to their second consecutive Super Bowl appearance 
Jan 18
Airliner crashes in SW China, killing all 108 on board 
Jan 19
"48 Hours" premiers on CBS-TV 
Jan 20
Andre Hoffman skates world record 1500m (1:52.06) 
Jan 20
Arizona committee opens hearing on impeachment of Gov Evan Mecham 
Jan 21
US accepts immigration of 30,000 US-Vietnamese children 
Jan 22
1st-class cricket debut of Brian Lara, Trinidad & Tobago v Leeward Is 
Jan 22
1st-class cricket debut of Hansie Cronje, OFS v Transvaal 
Jan 22
Mike Tyson TKOs Larry Holmes in 4 for heavyweight boxing title 
Jan 23
45th Golden Globes: Last Emperor, Sally Kirkland, Michael Douglas 
Jan 23
62nd Australian Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Chris Evert (6-1 7-6) 
Jan 23
Bob Benoit bowls 1st 300-pt game in a televised title match 
Jan 24
1st WWF Royal Rumble - Jim Duggan wins 
Jan 24
76th Australian Mens Tennis: M Wilander beats P Cash (63 67 36 61 86) 
Jan 24
9th ACE Cable Awards: Discovery Channel wins the Golden CableACE for "Russia: Live From the Inside" 
Jan 24
Australia beat New Zealand 2-0 to win Cricket's World Series Cup 
Jan 24
Cerebral Palsy telethon 
Jan 25
15th American Music Award: Anita Baker, Paul Simon & Whitney Houston 
Jan 25
George Harrison releases "When We Was Fab" 
Jan 25
Longest winless streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (15 games) 
Jan 25
Ramsewak Shankar sworn in as pres of Suriname 
Jan 25
VP George Bush & Dan Rather clash on "CBS Evening News" as Rather attempts to question Bush about his role in Iran-Contra affair 
Jan 26
"Phantom of the Opera" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 4,000+ perfs 
Jan 26
Australian 200th anniversary parade of tall ships in Sydney Harbour 
Jan 27
Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves nomination of Judge Anthony M Kennedy to US Supreme Court 
Jan 28
"Saratina!" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 597 performances 
Jan 28
Canada's Supreme court declares anti-abortion law unconstitutional 
Jan 29
Canadian Ben Johnson breaks own 50-yard dash world record at 5.15 
Jan 29
Detroit's Kirk Gibson signs a 3-year contract with Dodgers 
Jan 29
Largest NBA crowd-Boston Celtics at Detroit (61,938) 
Jan 29
United Airlines Boeing 747SP, circles world in 36h54m15s 
Jan 30
Hansie Cronje gets a pair in 2nd 1st-class game (OFS v N Tvl) 
Jan 31
Barge sinks near Anacortes, WA, spills 70,000 gallons of oil 
Jan 31
Super Bowl XXII: Wash Redskins beat Denver Broncos, 42-10 in San Diego Super Bowl MVP: Doug Williams, Washington, QB 
Feb 2
David Boon's 6th Test Cricket century, 184* v England at Sydney 
Feb 4
Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega indicted on drug charges 
Feb 5
1st prime-time wrestling match in 30 yrs-Andre beats Hulk Hogan 
Feb 5
Arizona House of Reps vote to impeach Republican Gov Evan Mecham 
Feb 5
Panamanian Gen Manuel Noriega indicted by US grand jury for drugs 
Feb 6
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Feb 7
38th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 138-133 at Chicago 
Feb 7
NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 15-6 
Feb 7
Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic 
Feb 8
NASA launches DOD-2 
Feb 9
39th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 6-5 (OT) at St Louis 
Feb 9
NH begins a NCAA record 32-game losing streak at home (ends Feb 1991) 
Feb 10
Rocky Malebane-Metsing coup in Bophuthatswana fails 
Feb 10
3-judge panel of 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in SF strikes down Army's ban on homosexuals (later overturned by appeal) 
Feb 11
Anthony M Kennedy appointed to US Supreme Court 
Feb 13
15th Winter Olympic games opens at Calgary, Canada 
Feb 13
Christine Wachtel runs world record 800m indoor (1:56:40) 
Feb 13
European Community plans removal of internal boundaries on Jan 1, 1992 
Feb 13
Heike Dreschler long jumps world record indoor (7.37m) 
Feb 13
Ronald Weigel runs unofficial world record speed walking (18:11.41) 
Feb 14
49th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Gary Player 
Feb 14
Alfredo Stroessner re-elected president of Paraguay 
Feb 14
Bobby Allison at 50 becomes oldest driver to win Daytona 500 
Feb 14
Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic 
Feb 15
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Feb 16
1st documented combat action by US military advisors in El Salvador 
Feb 17
Lebanese terrorists kidnap UN truce observer Lt Col William Higgins 
Feb 17
US Lt Col Williamm Higgins kidnapped by Lebanese terrorists & later killed 
Feb 18
Anthony M Kennedy, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice 
Feb 19
Helga Arendt, Silke-Beate Knoll, Mechthild Kluth, Gisela Kinzel walk indoor female world record 4x200m (1:32.55) 
Feb 20
500 die in heavy rains in Rio de Janeiro Brazil 
Feb 20
Andre Hoffmann skates world record 1500m (1:52.06) 
Feb 20
Brian Boitano wins Olympic gold medal in figure skating 
Feb 20
Cornelia Oschkenat hurdles indoor world record 50m (6.58 sec) 
Feb 20
Kelly Hrudy's 5th Islander shut-out win-Hartford 3-0 
Feb 20
Peter Kalikow purchases NY Post from Rupert Murdoch for $37.6 million 
Feb 20
Rob Druppers runs world record indoor 1000m (2:16.2) 
Feb 20
Stefka Kostadinova high jumps indoor world record (2.06 m) 
Feb 21
Gustafson skates world record 10km (13:48.20) 
Feb 21
Televangelist Jimmy Swaggert confesses his sins to his congregation 
Feb 22
Bonnie Blair skates world record 500m (39.10 sec) 
Feb 23
Chicago gives Cubs right to install lights & play up to 18 night games 
Feb 23
Yvonne van Gennip skates female record 3k (4:11.94) 
Feb 24
Matti Nykanen becomes winter olympics 1st triple gold medalist 
Feb 24
South African apartheid regime bans the UDF 
Feb 24
Supreme Ct votes 8-0 Jerry Falwell cannot collect for Hustler parody 
Feb 25
Bruce Springsteen "Tunnel of Love Tour," begins in Worcester Mass 
Feb 25
South Korea adopts constitution 
Feb 26
Christa Rotherburger (GDR) skates ladies world record 1000m (1:17.65) 
Feb 27
Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Orient Leasing Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open 
Feb 27
Bonnie Blair (US) wins Olympic 500m speed skating in record 39.1 
Feb 27
Gulfstream G-IV goes around the world 36:08:34 
Feb 27
Katarina Witt (GDR) wins 2nd consecutive Olympic figure skating 
Feb 28
15th Winter Olympic games close at Calgary, Canada 
Feb 28
Anti-Armenian pogrom in Azerbaijan, 30 killed 
Feb 28
Pat Verbeek becomes 1st NJ Devil to score 4 goals in an NHL game 
Feb 28
Yvonne van Gennip skates world record 5 km ladies (7:14.13) 
Feb 29
KWK-FM in St Louis Missouri changes call letters to WKBG 
Feb 29
Mark Greatbatch scores 107* v England on Test Cricket debut 
Feb 29
NYC Mayor Koch calls Reagan a "WIMP" in the war on drugs 
Feb 29
Nazi document implicates Waldheim in WW II deportations 
Mar 1
Courtney Gibbs Eplin, 21, (Texas), crowned 37th Miss USA 
Mar 1
Iraq says it launched 16 missiles into Tehran 
Mar 1
Pontiac announces the end of the Fiero automobile 
Mar 1
Wayne Gretzky passes Gordie Howe with his record 1,050th NHL assist 
Mar 2
30th Grammy Awards: Graceland, Joshua Tree, Jody Watley 
Mar 2
Dutch Liberal Party merged with SDP 
Mar 5
Constitution of Turks and Caicos Islands is restored and revised. 
Mar 6
18th Easter Seal Telethon raises $35,200,000 
Mar 6
3 IRA suspects shot dead in Gibraltar by SAS officers 
Mar 6
Betsy King wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open/Helene Curtis Pro-Am 
Mar 6
Julie Krone becomes winningest female jockey (1205 victories) 
Mar 6
Orville Moodey shoots 63 at Seniors golf tournament 
Mar 7
Howard Stern's 1st pay-per-view "Underpants & Negligee Party" 
Mar 7
Jim Abbott, 1-handed pitcher, wins 58th James E Sullivan Award 
Mar 7
Colombia becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty. 
Mar 9
President Reagan presides at unveiling of Knute Rockne stamp 
Mar 10
Avalanche at Swiss Ski resort Klosters nearly kills Prince Charles 
Mar 10
NY Islanders celebrate Mike Bossy night 
Mar 11
Utrecht conservatory destroyed by fire 
Mar 11
British pound note ceases to be legal tender, replaced by one pound coin 
Mar 13
14th People's Choice Awards: Michael Douglas & Glenn Close win (Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Cybill Shepherd win (TV) 
Mar 15
Eugene Marino of Atlanta, appointed 1st African American archbishop 
Mar 15
NASA reports accelerated breakdown of ozone layer by CFK 
Mar 15
NFL's St Louis Cardinals officially move to Phoenix 
Mar 16
Federal grand jury indicts North & Poindexter in Iran-Contra affair 
Mar 16
North Ireland Protestant fires on Catholic funeral, 3 killed 
Mar 16
US sends 3,000 soldiers to Nicaragua's neighbor Honduras 
Mar 17
"Les Miserables," opens at Det Norske Teatret, Oslo 
Mar 17
Highest scoring NCAA basketball game; Loyola-Marymont 119, Wyoming 115 
Mar 17
Iran says Iraq uses poison gas 
Mar 19
2 British soldiers lynched in Belfast, North Ireland 
Mar 19
Yvonne van Gennip skates un-official world record 10 km (15:25.25) 
Mar 20
David Henry Hwang's "M. Butterfly," premieres in NYC 
Mar 20
Laura Davies wins Circle K LPGA Tucson Golf Open 
Mar 20
Mike Tyson KOs Tony Tubbs in 2 for heavyweight boxing title 
Mar 20
Eritrean War of Independence: Having defeated the Nadew Command, the Eritrean People's Liberation Front enters the town of Afabet, victoriously concluding the Battle of Afabet. 
Mar 21
23rd Academy of Country Music Awards: Randy Travis & Hank Williams Jr 
Mar 22
Congress overrides Reagan's veto of sweeping civil rights bill 
Mar 22
WA beat Queensland by 5 wkts to win the Sheffield Shield Final 
Mar 24
"Gospel at Colonus" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 61 perfs 
Mar 24
Quarterback Dan Fouts retires 
Mar 25
"Les Miserables" opens at Chunichi Theatre, Nagoya Japan 
Mar 25
NASA launches space vehicle S-206 
Mar 25
Robin Givens demands full access to husband Mike Tyson's money 
Mar 26
Janet B Evans swims 1500m freestyle female world record (15:52.10) 
Mar 27
Ice Dance Championship at Budapest won by Bestemianova & Bukin (URS) 
Mar 27
Ice Pairs Championship at Budapest won by E Valova & O Vasiliev (URS) 
Mar 27
Ladies Fig Skating Championship in Budapest won by Katarina Witt (GDR) 
Mar 27
Men's Figure Skating Champions in Budapest won by Brian Boitano (USA) 
Mar 27
Ok-Hee Ku wins Standard Register Turquoise Classic Golf Tournament 
Mar 27
Wrestlemania IV at Trump Plaza, "Macho Man" Savage pins Ted Dibiase 
Mar 29
"Oba Oba" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 46 performances 
Mar 29
US Congress discontinues aid to Nicaraguan contras 
Mar 30
2nd Soul Train Music Awards: Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston win 
Mar 30
Tamil Nadu beat Railways by inns & 144 to win Ranji Trophy 
Mar 31
Last East Limburg coal mine closes in Gent Belgium 
Mar 31
NY Islanders celebrate Denis Potvin night 
Mar 31
Pulitzer prize awarded to Toni Morrison for "Beloved" 
Apr 2
Simply Majestic sets horse racing's 1-1/8 mile record at 1:45 
Apr 2
Test Cricket debut of Curtly Ambrose, WI v Pakistan, Georgetown 
Apr 3
17th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Amy Alcott 
Apr 3
7th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Louisiana Tec beat Auburn 56-54 
Apr 3
Mario Lemieux wins NHL scoring title, stopping Gretzky's 7 year streak 
Apr 3
NJ Devils beat Blackhawks, 4-3 in OT to join playoffs for 1st time 
Apr 3
Somalia & Ethiopia sign accord about Ogaden desert 
Apr 3
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Apr 4
50th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kansas beat Oklahoma 83-79 
Apr 4
Eddie Hill becomes the world's first driver to cover the quarter mile in under 5 seconds 
Apr 4
Largest crowd (55,438) at a season game at Riverfront (Reds Vs Cards) 
Apr 4
Last broadcast of "Crossroads" on British TV 
Apr 4
Mets set Opening Day record with 6 HRs 
Apr 5
Democratic convention picks Michael Dukakis as their pres candidate 
Apr 6
African American polar explorer Matthew Henson buried next to R Peary in Arlington National Cemetery 
Apr 6
NJ Devils' 1st playoff game; lose to Isles 4-3 (OT) in 1st round 
Apr 7
Devils 3-2 over Isles, 1st round tied 1-1 
Apr 7
Gerrit John Heijns murderer, arrested 
Apr 7
Russia announced it would withdraw its troops from Afghanistan 
Apr 7
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Apr 9
"Les Miserables" opens at Umeda-Koma Theatre, Osaka 
Apr 9
Devils 3-0 over Islanders-Devils lead 2-1 in 1st round 
Apr 9
US imposes economic sanctions on Panama 
Apr 10
52nd Golf Masters Championship: Sandy Lyle wins, shooting a 281 
Apr 10
8th Golden Raspberry Awards: Leonard Part 6 wins 
Apr 10
Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA San Diego Inamori Golf Classic 
Apr 10
Herschel Walker performs Fort Worth Ballet 
Apr 10
Islanders beat Devils 5-4 (OT) 1st round tied at 2-2 
Apr 11
Royal Concert building in Amsterdam reopens 
Apr 11
60th Academy Awards - "The Last Emperor", Michael Douglas & Cher win 
Apr 12
Devils 4-2 over Islanders-Devils lead 3-2 in 1st round 
Apr 12
Frank Robinson replaces Cal Ripkin as manager of Balt Orioles 
Apr 12
Harvard U patents genetically engineered mouse (1st for animal life) 
Apr 12
Sonny Bono elected mayor of Palm Springs Calif 
Apr 13
Italy government of De Mita forms 
Apr 14
"Mail" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 36 performances 
Apr 14
Devils 6-5 over Islanders-Devils take 1st round 4-2 
Apr 14
USSR, US, Pakistan & Afghanistan sign Afghanistan treaty 
Apr 15
Meteorite explode above Indonesia 
Apr 15
Wendy Wasserstein's "Heidi Chronicles" premieres in NYC 
Apr 17
Ethiopian Belayneh Densimo runs world record marathon (2:06:50) 
Apr 17
Nancy Lopez wins LPGA AI Star/Centinela Hospital Golf Classic 
Apr 18
17th Boston Women's Marathon won by Rosa Mota of Portugal in 2:24:30 
Apr 18
92nd Boston Marathon won by Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya in 2:08:43 
Apr 18
Barbra Streisand records "Warm All Over" 
Apr 20
Balt Orioles set worst record to start a season 0-14 (will go 0-21) 
Apr 20
NJ Devils 1st playoff hat trick-Eric Broten 
Apr 20
US accuses Renamo of killing 100,000 Mozambiquians 
Apr 20
Yanks HR 9,999 (D Winfield) 10,000 (C Washington) 10,001 (J Clarke) 
Apr 21
1st four-day games in County Cricket Championship commence 
Apr 21
Barbra Streisand records "You'll Never Know" 
Apr 22
Women are allowed to compete in Little 500 bicycle race (Indiana) 
Apr 22
NJ Devil Patrik Sundstrom sets NHL playoff record of 8 pts in a playoff game (hat trick & 5 assists) in 10-4 rout over the Capitals 
Apr 23
A Greek pedals self-powered aircraft, 74 miles 
Apr 23
Federal smoking ban during domestic airline flights of 2 hrs or less 
Apr 23
Karolina Szabo runs female world record 25k (1:29:30)/30k (1:47;06) 
Apr 24
Rosie Jones wins LPGA USX Golf Classic 
Apr 25
"Nightline" goes on location to Jerusalem Israel 
Apr 25
John Demjanjuk (Ivan the Terrible), sentenced to death in Jerusalem 
Apr 25
NASA launches space vehicle S-211 
Apr 26
1st TNN Viewers choice awards-Randy Travis wins in 5 categories 
Apr 26
NBA approves addition of 3rd referee in 1988-89 season 
Apr 26
NY Met Davey Johnson becomes 2nd manager to record 400 victory in 1st 4 years (Al Lopez did it 1st) 
Apr 28
"Chess" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 68 performances 
Apr 28
Aloha Airlines Boeing 737 roof tears off in flight; kills stewardess 
Apr 28
Baltimore Orioles lose AL record 21 games in a row 
Apr 28
NJ Devils set all time playoff mark for penalty minutes 
Apr 29
Orioles beat White Sox 9-0 for 1st 1988 win after 21 loses 
Apr 30
Baltimore Orioles win record 14th straight from beginning of season 
Apr 30
Largest banana split ever, at 455 miles long, was made in Pennsylvania 
Apr 30
NJ Devils beat Caps 3-2 taking 7th game of Patrick Division final 
Apr 30
NY Knights 1st arena football game beats Cobras 60-52 (10,157 in LA) 
Apr 30
NY Yank Dave Winfield gets his 29th RBI of April-Sets AL & ties ML Rec 
Apr 30
World Exposition, Expo 88 opens in Brisbane Australia 
May 1
"Romance/Romance" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 297 perfs 
May 1
Two IRA attacks in and near Roermond, Netherlands, kills 3 British servicemen and wounds 3 more 
May 1
Patti Rizzo wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic 
May 2
Balt Orioles sign a 15 year lease to remain in Balt & get a new park 
May 2
David Mamet's "Speed-the-Plow" premieres in NYC 
May 2
Jackson Pollock's "Search" sold for $4,800,000 
May 2
Reds manager Pete Rose is suspended for 30 days for pushing an ump 
May 3
4,200 kg Colombian cocaine in seized at Tarpon Springs Florida 
May 3
Jasper Johns' "Diver" sold for $4,200,000 
May 4
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
May 5
Eugene A Marino installed as 1st black US archbishop 
May 6
Graeme Hick scores 405 for Worcs v Somerset 35 fours 11 sixes 
May 6
Doughnutgate incident: NJ Devils' coach Jim Schoenfeld tells referee Don Koharski to 'eat another doughnut you fat pig!,' he is suspended 
May 7
114th Kentucky Derby: Gary Stevens on Winning Colors wins in 2:02.2 
May 7
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
May 8
"Oba Oba" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 46 performances 
May 8
Francois Mitterrand elected president of France 
May 8
Juli Inkster wins LPGA Crestar Golf Classic 
May 8
Mike Tyson crashes his $183,000 Bently on Varick St in NYC 
May 8
Amateur referees work NJ Devil-Boston Bruin playoff games, as NHL referees walk-off, due to a restraining order brought by Devils 
May 9
Australia's new parliament house is opened by Queen Elizabeth II in Canberra 
May 9
Belgium: 8th government of Martens forms 
May 10
Edgar Degas' "Danseresje of 14" sold for $10,120,000 
May 11
France performs nuclear test 
May 11
KV Mechelen wins 28th Europe Cup II 
May 11
Mario Andretti records fastest Indianapolis 500 lap (221.565 mph) 
May 12
"Carrie" opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 5 performances 
May 14
"Mail" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 36 performances 
May 14
1st non-pitcher (Jose Oquendo) in 20 years to get a decision in a baseball game, he & St Louis Cards lose to Braves 7-5 in 19 inn 
May 14
Carrollton bus collision: a drunk driver going the wrong way on Interstate 71 near Carrollton, Kentucky, United States hits a converted school bus carrying a church youth group. The crash and ensuing fire kill 27. 
May 15
"Carrie" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 5 performances 
May 15
"Gospel at Colonus" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 61 perfs 
May 15
2nd American Comedy Award: Robin Williams & Tracey Ullman 
May 15
USSR begins withdrawing its 115,000 troops from Afghanistan 
May 15
Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic 
May 16
US Surgeon Gen C Everett Koop reports nicotine as addictive as heroin 
May 16
US Supreme Court rules trash may be searched without a warrant 
May 18
Bayer Leverkusen wins 17th UEFA Cup at Leverkusen 
May 18
In just Oakland's 39th of the season, pitcher Dave Stewart breaks record with his 12th balk en route to 16 
May 19
Red Sox retire Bobby Doerr's #1 
May 19
Carlos Lehder Rivas, of Colombia's Medellin drug cartel, is convicted in Florida for smuggling more than 3 tons of cocaine into US 
May 20
Howard Stern fans disrupt WMMR's & John DeBella's "Louie Louie" parade 
May 20
Mike Schmidt hits his 535th HR, moving into 8th place 
May 21
"Da'Butt" by EU hits #35 
May 21
"Fat" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #99 
May 21
114th Preakness: Eddie Delahoussaye aboard Risen Star wins in 1:56.2 
May 21
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
May 22
34th LPGA Championship won by Sherri Turner 
May 22
Károly Grósz succeeds party leader Janos Kádár in Hungary 
May 23
Maryland stops sale of cheap pistols on Jan 1, 1990 
May 24
John Moschitta set record for fast talking: 586 words per minute 
May 24
Porntip Nakhirunkanok, 19, of Thailand, crowned 37th Miss Universe 
May 24
Power outage in Boston Garden in NHL's Stanley Cup finals 
May 24
Section 28 is passed as law by Parliament in the United Kingdom (prohibiting promotion of homosexuality). Repealed 2001/2004 
May 25
PSV wins Europe Cup 
May 26
Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers sweep Boston Bruins in 4 games 
May 27
Senate ratified a treaty eliminating medium-range nuclear missiles 
May 29
Graeme Hick scores his 1,000th run of 1st-class cricket season 
May 29
Pakistan President Zia ul-Haq dismisses government and disbands parliament 
May 29
Sherri Turner wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic 
Jun 1
"Les Miserables" opens at Shubert Theatre, LA 
Jun 1
"Morton Downey Jr Show" debuts in TV syndication 
Jun 1
Train crash in Zeeland Neth, kills 2 
Jun 2
61st National Spell Bee: Rageshree Ramachandran wins spelling elegiacal 
Jun 2
Consumer Reports calls for a ban on the Suzuki Samurai automobile 
Jun 3
"Big" premieres in US 
Jun 3
Margo Adams sues Red Sox 3rd baseman Wade Boggs for palimony 
Jun 4
"Cabaret" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 262 performances 
Jun 4
42nd Tony Awards: M Butterfly & Phantom of the Opera win 
Jun 4
58th French Womens Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats N Zvereva (6-0 6-0) 
Jun 4
Longest game in Balt Memorial Stadium (5:46) 14 inn (beat NY 7-6) 
Jun 4
Rickey Henderson steals 2 bases for record 249 as a NY Yankee 
Jun 5
1st Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $590,000 
Jun 5
58th French Men's Tennis: Mats Wilander beats Henri Leconte (75 62 61) 
Jun 5
Kay Cottee sails into Sydney as 1st woman to circle globe alone 
Jun 5
Laura Davies wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic 
Jun 5
Longest champagne cork flight is 177'9 in NY 
Jun 5
Russian orthodox church celebrates 1,000th anniversary 
Jun 6
22nd Music City News Country Awards: Randy Travis & Statler Brothers 
Jun 6
3 giant turtles found in Bronx sewage plant 
Jun 6
George H W Bush makes campaign promise to support reparations for WW II to Japanese-American internees (promise broken, May 1989) 
Jun 7
Aluminum contaminates Cornwall's water supply 
Jun 8
Nippon Airways announces that painting eyeballs on Jets cut bird collisions by 20% 
Jun 9
"Bloodsport (1987)" premieres in Germany 
Jun 9
Attorney General Meese orders Joseph Doherty deported to UK 
Jun 10
Greatest number of participants (31,678) on a bicycle tour (London) 
Jun 11
"Everything Your Heart Desires" by Daryl Hall & John Oates peaks at #3 
Jun 11
"Rooty Toot Toot" by John Cougar Mellencamp peaks at #61 
Jun 11
"We All Sleep Alone" by Cher peaks at #14 
Jun 11
120th Belmont: Eddie Delahoussaye aboard Risen Star wins in 2:26.6 
Jun 11
25th Curtis Cup: British Isles, 11-7 
Jun 11
Freedomfest - Mandela addresses Wembley Stadium London 
Jun 11
Galina Chistyakova of USSR sets long jump woman's record (24"8½") 
Jun 11
Yanks' Rick Rhoden becomes 1st pitcher to DH (0 for 1 with an RBI) 
Jun 12
6th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Billy Casper 
Jun 12
Andy Hampton is 1st American to win Round of Italy 
Jun 12
Mei-Chi Cheng wins LPGA Rochester Golf International 
Jun 12
The Republic of Ireland beats England 1-0 at Euro88 thanks to a headed goal by Ray Houghton. This is Ireland's first competitive match at a major football tournament. 
Jun 13
45th time opposing pitchers hit HRS, Mark Davis (Padres)/Mike Krukow 
Jun 13
Boston Red Sox are 10 games back in AL, & go on to win AL East 
Jun 13
Fed jury finds Liggett liable in death of NJ woman of lung cancer 
Jun 13
George Harrison releases "This is Love" 
Jun 13
US Supreme Court refuses to hear Yonkers argument they aren't racist 
Jun 14
Woman sues Chuck Berry for $5,000,000 alleges he hit her 
Jun 15
NASA launches space vehicle S-213 
Jun 15
Turkish premier Özal meets Greek premier Papandreou in Athens 
Jun 16
Boston Red Sox Barrett steals home 
Jun 16
In Santa Barbara, CA, a team of 32 divers begin cycling underwater on a standard tricycle, to complete 116.66 mi in 75 hrs 20 mins 
Jun 17
Givens' Family reports Mike Tyson beats his wife Robin Givens 
Jun 17
Microsoft releases MS DOS 4.0 
Jun 17
Soyuz TM-5 launches 
Jun 17
Women sentenced to 90 years in 1st product tampering murder case 
Jun 18
Jeff Hamilton, hits 8,000th Dodger home run 
Jun 19
88th US Golf Open: Curtis Strange shoots a 278 at Country Club Mass 
Jun 19
Coup in Haiti 
Jun 19
Namphy takes control of Haitian government 
Jun 19
Shirley Furlong wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open 
Jun 19
World's Largest Sausage completed at 13 1/8 miles long 
Jun 19
32 divers finish cycling underwater on a standard tricycle, to complete 116.66 mi in 75 hrs 20 mins 
Jun 20
Curtis Strange wins US Open golf tournament 
Jun 20
Haiti's general assembly dissolves 
Jun 20
NYC WABC-AM becomes flagship radio station of NJ Devils 
Jun 20
Price is Right model Janice Pennington is knocked out by a TV camera 
Jun 20
WABC officially becomes the NJ Devils new home radio 
Jun 20
Supreme Court upholds a law that made it illegal for private clubs to discriminate against women & minorities 
Jun 21
42nd NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Detroit Pistons, 4 games to 3 
Jun 21
Many killed at demonstration against general Ne Win in Rangoon 
Jun 21
Rascals begin 1st tour in 20 years 
Jun 23
Charlotte Hornets & Miami Heat begin their NBA expansion draft 
Jun 23
Yank manager Billy Martin's 5th term ends, Lou Pinella named manager 
Jun 24
Cleve pitcher Doug Jones sets record of 14 consecutive saves 
Jun 24
Red Sox begin AL record 23rd consecutive home win streak 
Jun 25
"Chess" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 68 performances 
Jun 25
104°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in June 
Jun 25
Cal Ripken Jr plays in his 1,000th consecutive game 
Jun 25
Expos Pitcher Floyd Youmans suspended for 60 days due to drugs 
Jun 25
Iceland's President Vigdis Finnbogadóttir elected (90+%) 
Jun 25
Kristen Logan, 17, of Mississippi, crowned America's Junior Miss 
Jun 25
Neth soccer team wins European Cup (2-0 against USSR) 
Jun 25
Roger Rabbit Cartoon Character debuts in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" 
Jun 26
Kathy Postlewait wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship 
Jun 27
Mike Tyson KOs Michael Spink in 91 seconds, in Atlantic City ($67m) 
Jun 27
Reds bat out of order against Padres in 1st inning 
Jun 28
Mike Tyson sues to break contract with manager Bill Cayton 
Jun 29
Emmy 15th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 9th time 
Jun 30
"Sledge Hammer!" last aires on ABC-TV 
Jun 30
Brooklyn dedicates a bus depot honoring Jackie Gleason 
Jun 30
Chicago agrees to build a new stadium so White Sox won't move to Fla 
Jun 30
French archbishop Marcel Lefebvre is excommunicated by the Roman Catholic Church. 
Jul 1
In New Zealand, Bastion Point land returned to the local Maori iwi (tribe), Ngāti Whātua 
Jul 2
95th Wimbledon Womens Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Navratilova (5-7 6-2 6-1) 
Jul 2
Lester Dumakude, commander of an Umkhonto we Sizwe special operations unit, detonate a car bomb by remote control outside Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa 
Jul 3
16th du Maurier Golf Classic: Sally Little 
Jul 3
A's Gene Nelson is 1st AL pitcher to steal a base since 1973 
Jul 3
US Vincennes in Strait of Hormoez shoots Iran Airbus A300, kills 290 
Jul 3
The Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey is completed, providing the second connection between the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosporus. 
Jul 4
102nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Stefan Edberg beats Boris Becker (46 76 64 62) 
Jul 4
KC releases pitcher Dan Quisenberry, whose 238 saves are the 4th most 
Jul 4
US Navy shoots down Iranian civilian jetliner over Gulf, kills 290 
Jul 5
Malcolm Marshall takes 7-22 at Old Trafford, England all out 93 
Jul 6
Carlos Salinas de Gortari elected president of Mexico 
Jul 6
North Sea oil platform Piper Alpha explodes, 166 die 
Jul 6
Wrestler Jake Roberts convicted of battery 
Jul 7
Soviet Union launches Phobos 1 to probe Martian moon (unsuccessful) 
Jul 7
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Jul 7
Five prominent anti-apartheid activists are released in Cape Town, South Africa after being detained for up to two years under the Internal Security Act 
Jul 8
Indians' Bud Black sets club record for most batters hit in inning (3) 
Jul 8
Miami Arena opens 
Jul 8
Rockers Jonathan "Chico" & Robert DeBarge indicted on drug trafficking 
Jul 8
Stevie Wonder announces he will run for mayor of Detroit in 1992 
Jul 9
Chris Speier hits for the cycle & Ernest Riles hits 10,000th Giant HR 
Jul 9
Jessye Norman begins recording Bizet's "Carmen" 
Jul 9
Nolan Ryan is 7th to win 100 game on 2 teams, as Astro beat Mets 6-3 
Jul 10
Terry-Jo Myers wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic 
Jul 11
Mike Tyson hires Donald Trump as an advisor 
Jul 12
59th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-1 at Riverfront Stadium, Cin 
Jul 12
All star MVP: Terry Steinbach (Oakland A's) 
Jul 12
Margo Adams alleges Red Sox Wade Bogg's had an affair with her 
Jul 12
USSR launches Phobos II for Martian orbit 
Jul 13
9th Emmy Sports Award presentation 
Jul 13
Red Sox replace manager John McNamara with Joe Morgan 
Jul 13
Sting performs his 1st Rain Forest benefit concert 
Jul 14
200,000 demonstrate in Soviet Armenia for incorporation of Nagorno-Karabak 
Jul 14
Mike Schmidt passes Mickey Mantle with his 537th HR into 7th place 
Jul 14
WYHY radio offers $1M to anyone who can prove Elvis is still alive 
Jul 16
Carl Lewis runs a wind-assisted 100 m in 9.78 sec 
Jul 16
Florence Joyner runs 100 m in women's world record 10.49 seconds 
Jul 16
Jackie Joyner-Kersee sets women's heptathlete record of 7,215 pts 
Jul 16
San Antonio (Texas League) beats Jackson 1-0 in 26 innings 
Jul 16
Wayne Gretzky (NHL) & Janet Jones (Police Acad 5) wed in Edmonton 
Jul 17
117th British Golf Open: Seve Ballesteros shoots 273 at Royal Lytham 
Jul 17
4 Billion tv-viewers watch Mandela's 70th Birthday Tribute 
Jul 17
Colleen Walker wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic 
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 City of Poros cruise ship 
Jul 18
Shooting begins on "License to Kill" 
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 24
43rd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Liselotte Neumann 
Jul 24
US & Jamacia play scoreless tie, in 2nd round of 1990 world soccer cup 
Jul 25
Mindy Duncan, 16, of Oregon, crowned 6th Miss Teen USA 
Jul 25
Pedro Delgado wins Tour de France 
Jul 26
Mike Schmidt sets NL record appearing in 2,155 games at 3rd base, as Phillies & NY Mets end that game at 2:13 AM 
Jul 27
Boston's worst traffic jam in 30 years 
Jul 27
General Sein Lwin succeeds Ne Win as pres of Burma 
Jul 27
Radio Shack announces Tandy 1000 SL computer 
Jul 27
Baseball star Tommy John commits rec 3 errors on 1 play as Yanks rout Brewers 16-3 
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 & parliament in March, 1989 
Jul 29
Judge orders NASA to release unedited tape from Challenger cockpit 
Jul 29
Last US Playboy Club (Lansing Mich) closes 
Jul 29
South African government bans anti-apartheid film "Cry Freedom" 
Jul 29
Baltimore trades Mike Boddicker to the Red Sox for Brady Anderson & Curt Schilling 
Jul 29
Rick Sutcliffe swipes home, 1st pitcher since Pascual Perez in 1984 to steal home 
Jul 30
Cin Red pitcher John Franco sets a record of 13 saves in 1 month 
Jul 30
Harry Drake shoots arrow record 1873m 
Jul 30
John Franco saves record 13th game of July 
Jul 30
Jordanian King Hussein renounces sovereignity over West Bank to 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 BC, to Halifax, NS (13 days, 15 hr, 4 min) 
Jul 31
Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Greater Washington Golf Open 
Jul 31
Jose Canseco is 1st to hit 30 HRs in 1st 3 years 
Jul 31
Last Playboy club closes (Lansing Michigan) 
Jul 31
Miami Dolphins beat SF 49ers 27-21 in London 
Jul 31
Willie Stargell became 200th man inducted in Baseball's Hall of Fame 
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 
Aug 1
Rush Limbaugh begins his national radio show. 
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
Oakland A's Jose Canseco becomes 11th to hit 30 HRs & steal 30 bases 
Aug 6
Rich Gossage 300th career save (beats Phillies) 
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
Martha Nause wins Planters Pat Bradley International Golf Tournament 
Aug 7
Writers guild end their 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 shoots on students, 5-10,000 killed 
Aug 8
9th US Seniors Golf Open: Gary Player 
Aug 8
Angola, Cuba & 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
Goose Gossage registers career save #300 
Aug 8
Jennifer Levin's parents file $25M suit against Dorrian Red Hand Bar 
Aug 8
Jose Canseco becomes 11th to get 30 HRs & 30 steals in a season 
Aug 8
Matt Biondi swims US record 200m freestyle (1:47.72) 
Aug 8
Minnesota Twins pull 2nd triple-play of year & beat Cleve 6-2 
Aug 8
Renovated Central Park Zoo reopens after 4 years 
Aug 8
Russian troops begin pull out of Afghanistan after 9 year war 
Aug 8
US Secretary of State Shultz narrowly escapes assassin attempt in Bolivia 
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
Cubs & Phillies attempt to play 1st night game ever at Wrigley Field but are rained out in 4th inning with Chicago leading, 3-1 
Aug 8
Cease fire between Iran & Iraq takes effect after 8 years of war 
Aug 8
The "8888 Uprising" occurs in Burma. 
Aug 9
Cubs beat Mets 6-4 in their 1st official night game at Wrigley Field 
Aug 9
Edmonton Oilers trade Wayne Gretzky to LA Kings for $15-$20 millions 
Aug 9
Just 1 day after 8/8/88 NY's daily number is 888 
Aug 10
Matt Biondi swims world record 100m free style (48.42 sec) 
Aug 10
Rodrigo Borja installed as president of Ecuador 
Aug 10
UN estimates Asia's population hits 3 billion 
Aug 11
225 at bats after #299, Met Gary Carter is 59th to hit 300th HR 
Aug 11
Charlotte Colisieum in Charlotte NC opens 
Aug 11
Meir Kahane renounced US citizenship to stay in Israeli Parliament 
Aug 11
Al-Qaeda formed 
Aug 12
Boston Red Sox set AL consecutive home victories at 23 
Aug 12
Movie "Last Temptation of Christ" is released 
Aug 12
Nelson Mandela is treated for tuberculosis at hospital 
Aug 12
Red Sox beat Tigers 9-4 for AL record 23rd consecutive win at home 
Aug 12
Richard Thornburgh becomes US Attorney General 
Aug 13
Boston Red Sox win AL record 24 straight home games 
Aug 13
Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit opens 
Aug 13
US beats Jamacia 5-1 in 2nd round of 1990 world soccer cup 
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
70th PGA Championship: Jeff Sluman shoots a 272 at Oak Tree GC Edmond 
Aug 14
Detroit beats Sox, 18-6, at Fenway, ends Boston winning streak at 24 
Aug 15
"Ain't Misbehavin'" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 176 perfs 
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
Butch Reynolds runs world record 400 m (43.29) 
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 W H 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-Iraq begin a cease-fire in their 8-year-old war (11 PM EDT) 
Aug 19
Muang Muang succeeds Gen Sein Lwin as president of Burma 
Aug 19
NY Rangers sign ex-Canadien great Guy LaFluer 
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 21
Juli Inkster wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic 
Aug 22
Australia unveils 1st platinum coin (Koala) 
Aug 22
NBC premieres "Later" with Bob Costas (1st guest Linda Ellerbee) 
Aug 22
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Aug 23
Mike Tyson & Mitch Green brawl at 4 A.M. in Harlem 
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 27
Dodger Tommy Lasorda wins 1,000th game as manager tops Philadelphia, 4-2 
Aug 28
40th Emmy Awards: 30something, Wonder Years & Richard Kiley win 
Aug 28
70 killed in crash of three Italian air force fighters at air show at Ramstein, Germany 
Aug 28
88th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Eric Meeks 
Aug 28
Patty Jordan wins LPGA Ocean State Golf Open 
Aug 28
Rosie Jones wins LPGA Nestle World Golf Championship 
Aug 29
Macy's Tap-o-Mania sets Guiness record 
Aug 29
USSR launches 3 cosmonauts (Valery Polyakav, 1 Afghan) to station Mir 
Aug 30
France performs nuclear test 
Aug 30
Kent Tekulve is 2nd pitcher in majors to appear in 1,000 games 
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 
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 4
Mike Tyson crashes a silver BMW into a tree near Catskills NY 
Sep 4
Phoenix Cardinals play 1st regular-season NFL game 
Sep 5
Betsy King wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic 
Sep 5
Jerry Lewis' 23rd Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $41,132,113 
Sep 5
CFL's Earl Winfield (Ham) scores TDs on 101-yd punt return, 100-yd kickoff return & 58-yd pass reception 
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
5th MTV Awards: INXS wins 
Sep 7
Guy Lafleur, Tony Esposito & Brad Park inducted in NHL Hall of Fame 
Sep 7
NY Daily News reports boxer Mike Tyson is seeing a psychiatrist 
Sep 7
Security & Exchange Commission accuses Drexel of violating security laws 
Sep 8
Javier Sotomayer of Cuba high jumps world record 2.43m 
Sep 8
NL pres Bart Giamatti is unanimously elected baseball's 7th commissioner 
Sep 9
Braves Bruce Sutter joins Fingers & Gossage to save 300 games 
Sep 9
Chris Evert defaults at US Open due to a stomach flu 
Sep 9
US Stars & Stripes H3 defeats NZ's KZ-1 at the 27th America's Cup: NZ appeal in court but eventually lose 
Sep 10
-18] Hurricane Gilbert, kills 300 in Jamaica, Texas & Yucatan 
Sep 10
102nd US Womens Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Gabriela Sabatini (6-3 3-6 6-1) 
Sep 10
Gretchen Elizabeth Carlson (Minn), 22, crowned 62nd Miss America 1989 
Sep 11
1/3 of population argues for Estonia autonomy 
Sep 11
Betsy King wins LPGA Cellular One-Ping Golf Championship 
Sep 11
Sports Aid-jogging to feed the world 
Sep 11
108th US Men's Tennis: Mats Wilander beats Ivan Lendl (64 46 63 57 64) in 4hrs 55 min - longest men's final in US Open history 
Sep 12
1st NFL regular-season game played in Phoenix; Cowboys beat Card 
Sep 12
Gilbert, strongest hurricane ever (160 mph), devastates Jamaica 
Sep 13
10th time, 4 players hit baseball major-league record grand slams 
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
"Les Miserables," opens at Raimund Theatre, Vienna 
Sep 15
Lillehammer, Norway upsets Anchorage to host 1994 Winter olympics 
Sep 15
Museum of Moving Image in London opens 
Sep 15
Test Cricket debut of Ian Healy, vs Pakistan at Karachi 
Sep 16
Cin Reds Tom Browning pitches a perfect game, beats Dodgers, 1-0 
Sep 16
Fish leaves rock group Marillion 
Sep 16
Javed Miandad completes 211, his 5th Test Cricket double, v Australia 
Sep 16
Jury awards Valerie Harper $1.6 M in dispute over TV series 
Sep 16
Tom Browning of Cincinnati Reds pitches a perfect game against LA 
Sep 17
24th Olympic games open at Seoul, Korea 
Sep 17
Jeff Reardon becomes 1st to record 40 or more saves in both AL & NL 
Sep 17
Military coup in Haiti: Lt Gen Avril takes control, Henri Namphy flees 
Sep 18
Burma suspends its constitution 
Sep 18
Coup in Haiti 
Sep 18
Juli Inkster wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic 
Sep 19
Israel launches 1st satellite, for secret military reconnaissance 
Sep 19
US Olympic diver Greg Louganis hits his head on diving board 
Sep 20
Darrell Evans hits his 400th career home run 
Sep 20
Greg Louganis wins Olympic gold medal in springboard diving 
Sep 20
Wade Boggs is 1st player to get 200 hits for 6 consecutive seasons 
Sep 21
Mike Tyson smashes TV camera outside his Bernardsville NJ home 
Sep 22
Canada begins production of a $5 silver Maple Leaf bullion coin 
Sep 22
South Korean coaches attack NZ referee after disputing his decision, Olympic Korean boxer stages a 67 minute sit-in 
Sep 23
Fiji's new constitution is proposed 
Sep 23
Jose Canseco is baseball's 1st to steal 40 bases & hit 40 HRs 
Sep 23
Rosa Mota wins 2nd female olympic marathon (2:25:39) 
Sep 24
Barbara C Harris of Mass, elected 1st woman Episcopal bishop 
Sep 24
Canada's Ben Johnson runs drug-assisted 100 m in 9.79 sec 
Sep 24
Carl Lewis runs world record 100m (9.92 sec) 
Sep 24
Dave Stieb has no-hitter broken up with 2 outs in the 9th 
Sep 24
Jackie Joyner-Kersee of USA sets heptathlon woman's record (7,291) 
Sep 25
Florence Griffith Joyner runs Olympic record 100m in 10.54s 
Sep 25
Kathy Guadagnino wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic 
Sep 25
Christopher Jacobs, Troy Dalbey, Tom Hunter & Matt Biondi, swim world record 4x100 m freestyle (3:16.53) 
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 
Sep 27
The National League for Democracy, led by Aung San Suu Kyi is founded in Burma (Myanmar) 
Sep 28
Bronx Museum for Arts opens 
Sep 28
Javed Miandad scores his 19th Test Cricket century (v Aus, Faisalabad) 
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 Wash DC 
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