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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1988 AD


January 1: Czechoslovakian born tennis star Hana Mandikova becomes an Australian Citizen
January 1: Miami beats Oklahoma for college football championship
January 1: Year of the Reader begins
January 2: Ashland Oil storage tank spills 3.8 million gallons, Penn
January 2: Mulroney and Reagan sign Canada-U.S. free trade agreement
January 3: Israel orders 9 Palestinian "instigators" deported from W Beirut
January 3: Margaret Thatcher becomes longest-serving British Prime Minister this century
January 8: 9th largest NBA crowd 38,873-Chicago at Detroit
January 8: Dow Jones down 140.58 points
January 8: Hewlett-Packard introduces HP-28S Advanced Scientific Calculator
January 8: U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Debi Thomas
January 9: August Wilson's "Piano Lesson," premieres in Boston
January 9: English earl of St. Andrews marries Sylvana Tomaselli
January 9: U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Brian Boitano
January 10: "Don't Get God Started" closes at Longacre Theater New York City after 86 performances
January 11: Test debut of Phil Simmons, WI vs. India, Madras
January 11: U.S.S.R. announces it will participate in Seoul Summer Olympics
January 12: Willie Stargell (Pittsburgh Pirate), elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
January 13: LA Dodger/SD Padre Steve Garvey retires
January 13: Supreme Court rules (5-3) public school officials have broad powers to censor school newspapers, plays and other expressive activities
January 15: Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder makes racist remarks about black athletes
January 15: Kiran More stumps five WI batsman at Madras, world Test record
January 15: Narendra Hirwani takes 16-136 (8-61 and 8-75) vs. WI on Test debut
January 16: 4th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Live wins
January 16: Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder fired from CBS for racial remarks
January 16: NFL St. Louis Cardinals announce move to Phoenix
January 17: Leslie Manigay elected president of Haiti
January 17: "Teddy and Alice" closes at Minskoff Theater New York City after 77 performances
January 18: Airliner crashes in SW China, killing all 108 on board
January 19: "48 Hours" premiers on CBS-TV
January 20: Andre Hoffman skates world record 1500m (1:52.06)
January 20: Arizona committee opens hearing on impeachment of Governor Evan Mecham
January 21: U.S. accept immigration of 30,000 U.S. - Vietnamese children
January 22: 1st-class cricket debut of Brian Lara, Trinidad and Tobago vs. Leeward Is
January 22: 1st-class cricket debut of Hansie Cronje, OFS vs. Transvaal
January 22: Mike Tyson TKOs Larry Holmes in 4 for heavyweight boxing title
January 23: 45th Golden Globes: Last Emperor, Sally Kirkland, Michael Douglas
January 23: 62nd Australian Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Chris Evert (61 76)
January 23: Bob Benoit bowls 1st 300-pt game in a televised title match
January 23: Experimental airplane Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, complete 1st nonstop, round-the-world flight without refueling lands
January 24: 1st WWF Royal Rumble - Jim Duggan wins
January 24: 76th Australian Mens Tennis: M Wilander beats P Cash (63 67 36 61 86)
January 24: 9th ACE Cable Awards
January 24: Australia beat New Zealand 2-0 to win the World Series Cup
January 24: Cerebral Palsy telethon
January 25: 15th American Music Award: Anita Baker, Paul Simon and Whitney Houston
January 25: George Harrison releases "When We Was Fab"
January 25: Longest winless streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (15 games)
January 25: Ramsewak Shankar sworn in as President of Suriname
January 25: Vice President Bush and Dan Rather clash on "CBS Evening News" as Rather attempts to question Bush about his role in Iran-Contra affair
January 26: Australia's 200th anniversary-parade of tall ships in Sydney Harbor
January 26: "Phantom of the Opera" opens at Majestic Theater New York City for 4,000+ performances
January 27: Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves nomination of Judge Anthony M Kennedy to U.S. Supreme Court
January 28: Canada's Supreme court declares anti-abortion law unconstitutional
January 28: "Saratina!" opens at Cort Theater New York City for 597 performances
January 29: Canadian Ben Johnson breaks own 50-yard dash world record at 5.15
January 29: Detroit's Kirk Gibson signs a 3-year contract with Dodgers
January 29: Largest NBA crowd-Boston Celtics at Detroit (61,938)
January 29: United Airlines Boeing 747SP, circles world in 36h54m15s
January 30: Hansie Cronje gets a pair in 2nd 1st-class game (OFS vs. N Tvl)
January 31: Barge sinks near Anacortes, WA, spills 70,000 gallons of oil
January 31: Superbowl XXII: Washington Redskins beat Denver Broncos, 42-10 in San Diego Superbowl MVP: Doug Williams, Washington, quarterback


February 2: David Boon's 6th Test Cricket century, 184* vs. England at Sydney
February 4: Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega indicted on drug charges
February 5: Andre beats Hulk Hogan in 1st prime-time wrestling match in 30 years
February 5: Arizona House of Representatives vote to impeach Republican Governor Evan Mecham
February 5: Panamanian General Manuel Noriega indicted by U.S. grand jury for drugs
February 6: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
February 7: 38th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 138-133 at Chicago
February 7: Heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson marries actress Robin Givens
February 7: Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic
February 7: NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 15-6
February 8: NASA launches DOD-2
February 9: 39th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 6-5 (OT) at St. Louis
February 10: 3-judge panel of 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco strikes down Army's ban on homosexuals (later overturned by appeal)
February 10: Rocky Malebane-Metsing coup in Bophuthatswana fails
February 11: Anthony M. Kennedy appointed to Supreme Court
February 13: 15th Winter Olympic games open at Calgary, Canada
February 13: Christine Wachtel runs world record 800m indoor (1:56:40)
February 13: European Community plans removal of inner boundaries on Jan 1, 1992
February 13: Heike Dreschler long jumps world record indoor (7.37m)
February 13: Ronald Weigel runs unofficial world record speed walking (18:11.41)
February 14: 49th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Gary Player
February 14: Alfredo Stroessner re-elected president of Paraguay
February 14: Bobby Allison at 50 becomes oldest driver to win Daytona 500
February 14: General hospital star Jackie Zeman marries Glenn Gorden
February 14: Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic
February 15: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
February 16: 1st documented combat action by U.S. military advisors in El Salvador
February 17: Lebanese terrorists kidnap United Nations truce observer Lieutenant Colonel William Higgins
February 17: U.S. Lt. Col Wm Higgins kidnapped by Lebanese terrorists and later killed
February 18: Anthony M. Kennedy, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice
February 19: Helga Arendt, Silke-Beate Knoll, Mechthild Kluth, Gisela Kinzel walk indoor female world record 4x200m (1:32.55)
February 20: 500 die in heavy rains in Rio de Janeiro Brazil
February 20: Andre Hoffmann skates world record 1500m (1:52.06)
February 20: Brian Boitano wins Olympic gold medal in figure skating
February 20: Cornelia Oschkenat hurdles indoor world record 50m (6.58 sec)
February 20: Kelly Hrudy's 5th Islander shut-out win-Hartford 3-0
February 20: Peter Kalikow purchases New York Post from Rupert Murdoch for $37.6 million
February 20: Rob Druppers runs world record indoor 1000m (2:16.2)
February 20: Stefka Kostadinova high jumps indoor world record (2.06 m)
February 21: Actor Dudley Moore marries actress Brogan Lane
February 21: Gustafson skates world record 10km (13:48.20)
February 21: Televangelist Jimmy Swaggert confesses his sins to his congregation
February 22: Bonnie Blair skates world record 500m (39.10 sec)
February 23: 15th Winter Olympic games opens in Calgary, Alberta
February 23: Chicago gives Cubs right to install lights and play up to 18 night games
February 23: Yvonne van Gennip skates female record 3k (4:11.94)
February 24: Matti Nykanen becomes winter olympics 1st triple gold medalist
February 24: South African apartheid regime bans the UDF
February 25: Bruce Springsteen "Tunnel of Love Tour," begins in Worcester Mass
February 25: South Korea adopts constitution
February 26: Christa Rotherburger (GDR) skates ladies world record 1000m (1:17.65)
February 27: Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Orient Leasing Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open
February 27: Bonnie Blair (U.S.) wins Olympic 500m speed skating in record 39.1
February 27: Gulfstream G-IV goes around the world 36:08:34
February 27: Katarina Witt (GDR) wins 2nd consecutive Olympic figure skating
February 28: 15th Winter Olympic games close at Calgary, Canada
February 28: Anti-Armenian pogrom in Azerbaijan, 30 killed
February 28: Pat Verbeek becomes 1st New Jersey Devil to score 4 goals in an NHL game
February 28: Yvonne van Gennip skates world record 5 km ladies (7:14.13)
February 29: KWK-FM in St. Louis Missouri changes call letters to WKBG
February 29: Mark Greatbatch scores 107* vs. England on Test Cricket debut
February 29: Nazi document implicates Waldheim in WW II deportations
February 29: New York City Mayor Koch calls Reagan a "WIMP" in the war on drugs


March 1: Courtney Gibbs Eplin, 21, (Texas), crowned 37th Miss USA
March 1: Iraq says it launched 16 missiles into Tehran
March 1: Pontiac announces the end of the Fiero automobile
March 1: Wayne Gretzky passes Gordie Howe with his record 1,050th NHL assist
March 2: 30th Grammy Awards: Graceland, Joshua Tree, Jody Watley
March 2: Dutch Liberal Party merged with SDP
March 6: 18th Easter Seal Telethon raises $35,200,000
March 6: 3 IRA suspects were shot dead in Gibraltar by SAS officers
March 6: Betsy King wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open/Helene Curtis Pro-Am
March 6: Julie Krone becomes winningest female jockey (1205 victories)
March 6: Orville Moodey shoots 63 at Seniors golf tournament
March 7: Howard Stern's 1st pay-per-view "Underpants and Negligee Party"
March 7: Jim Abbott, 1-handed pitcher, wins 58th James E. Sullivan Award
March 9: President Reagan presides at unveiling of Knute Rockne stamp
March 10: Avalanche at Klosters, a Swiss Ski resort, nearly kills Prince Charles
March 10: New York Islanders celebrate Mike Bossy night
March 11: Utrecht conservatory destroyed by fire
March 13: 14th People's Choice Awards: Fatal Attraction, Bill Cosby. win
March 15: Eugene Marino of Atlanta, appointed 1st African American archbishop
March 15: NASA reports accelerated breakdown of ozone layer by CFK
March 15: NFL's St. Louis Cardinals officially move to Phoenix
March 16: Federal grand jury indicts North and Poindexter in Iran-Contra affair
March 16: North-Ireland Protestant fires on Catholic funeral, 3 killed
March 16: U.S. sends 3000 soldiers to Nicaragua's neighbor Honduras
March 17: Highest scoring NCAA basketball game; Loyola-Marymont 119, Wyoming 115
March 17: Iran says Iraq uses poison gas in the war
March 17: "Les Miserables," opens at Det Norske Teatret, Oslo
March 19: Yvonne van Gennip skates un-official world record 10 km (15:25.25)
March 20: David Henry Hwang's "M. Butterfly," premieres in New York City
March 20: Laura Davies wins Circle K LPGA Tucson Golf Open
March 20: Mike Tyson KOs Tony Tubbs in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
March 21: 23rd Academy of Country Music Awards: Randy Travis and Hank Williams, Jr.
March 22: Congress overrides Reagan's veto of sweeping civil rights bill
March 22: WA beat Queensland by 5 wkts to win the Sheffield Shield Final
March 24: "Gospel at Colonus" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater New York City for 61 performances
March 24: Quarterback Dan Fouts retires
March 25: "Les Miserables," opens at Chunichi Theatre, Nagoya Japan
March 25: NASA launches space vehicle S-206
March 25: Robin Givens demands full access to husband Mike Tyson's money
March 26: Janet B. Evans swims 1500m freestyle female world record (15:52.10)
March 27: Ice Dance Championship at Budapest won by Bestemianova and Bukin (URS)
March 27: Ice Pairs Championship at Budapest won by E Valova and O Vasiliev (URS)
March 27: Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Budapest won by Katarina Witt (GDR)
March 27: Men's Figure Skating Champions in Budapest won by Brian Boitano (USA)
March 27: Ok-Hee Ku wins Standard Register Turquoise Classic Golf Tournament
March 27: Wrestlemania IV at Trump Plaza, "Macho Man" Savage pins Ted Dibiase
March 29: "Oba Oba" opens at Ambassador Theater New York City for 46 performances
March 29: U.S. Congress discontinues aid to Nicaraguan contras
March 30: 2nd Soul Train Music Awards
March 30: Tamil Nadu beat Railways by inns and 144 to win Ranji Trophy
March 31: Last East Limburg coal mine closes in Gent Belgium
March 31: New York Islanders celebrate Denis Potvin night
March 31: Pulitzer prize awarded to Toni Morrison for "Beloved"


April 2: Simply Majestic sets horse racing's 1-1/8 mile record at 1:45
April 2: Test Cricket debut of Curtly Ambrose, WI vs. Pakistan, Georgetown
April 3: 17th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Amy Alcott
April 3: 7th NCAA Women's Basketball Champion: Louisiana Tec beat Auburn 56-54
April 3: Mario Lemieux wins NHL scoring title, stopping Gretzky's 7 year streak
April 3: New Jersey Devils beat Blackhawks, 4-3 in OT to join playoffs for 1st time
April 3: Somalia and Ethiopia sign accord about Ogaden desert
April 3: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
April 4: 50th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kansas beat Oklahoma 83-79
April 4: Largest crowd (55,438) at a season game at Riverfront (Reds vs. Cards)
April 4: Last broadcast of "Crossroads" on British TV
April 4: Mets set Opening Day record with 6 home runs
April 5: Democratic convention picks Michael Dukakis as their President candidate
April 6: Black pole explorer M Henson buried next to R Peary in Arlington
April 6: New Jersey Devils' 1st playoff game; lose to Isles 4-3 (OT) in 1st round
April 7: Devils 3-2 over Isles, 1st round tied 1-1
April 7: Gerrit John Heijns murderer, arrested
April 7: Russia announced it would withdraw its troops from Afghanistan
April 7: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
April 9: Devils 3-0 over Islanders-Devils lead 2-1 in 1st round
April 9: "Les Miserables," opens at Umeda-Koma Theatre, Osaka
April 9: U.S. imposes economic sanctions on Panama
April 10: 52nd Golf Masters Championship: Sandy Lyle wins, shooting a 281
April 10: 8th Golden Raspberry Awards: Leonard Part 6 wins
April 10: Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA San Diego Inamori Golf Classic
April 10: Herschel Walker performs Fort Worth Ballet
April 10: Islanders beat Devils 5-4 (OT) 1st round tied at 2-2
April 11: Royal Concert building in Amsterdam reopens
April 12: Devils 4-2 over Islanders-Devils lead 3-2 in 1st round
April 12: Frank Robinson replaces Cal Ripkin as manager of Baltimore Orioles
April 12: Harvard University patents genetically engineered mouse
April 12: Sonny Bono elected mayor of Palm Springs California
April 13: Italy government of De Mita forms
April 14: Devils 6-5 over Islanders-Devils take 1st round 4-2
April 14: "Mail" opens at Music Box Theater New York City for 36 performances
April 14: U.S.S.R., U.S., Pakistan and Afghanistan sign Afghanistan treaty
April 15: Meteorite exploded above Indonesia
April 15: Wendy Wasserstein's "Heidi Chronicles," premieres in New York City
April 17: Ethiopian Belayneh Densimo runs world record marathon (2:06:50)
April 17: Nancy Lopez wins LPGA AI Star/Centinela Hospital Golf Classic
April 18: 17th Boston Women's Marathon won by Rosa Mota of Portugal in 2:24:30
April 18: 92nd Boston Marathon won by Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya in 2:08:43
April 18: Barbra Streisand records "Warm All Over"
April 20: Baltimore Orioles set worst record to start a season 0-14 (will go 0-21)
April 20: New Jersey Devils 1st playoff hat trick-Eric Broten
April 20: U.S. accuses Renamo of killing 100,000 Mozambiquians
April 20: Yankees home run 9,999 (D Winfield) 10,000 (C Washington) 10,001 (J Clarke)
April 21: 1st four-day games in County Cricket Championship commence
April 21: Barbra Streisand records "You'll Never Know"
April 22: New Jersey Devil Patrik Sundstrom ties NHL playoff record of 8 pts in a playoff game (hat trick and 5 assists) in 10-4 rout over the Capitals
April 22: Women are allowed to compete in Little 500 bicycle race (Indiana)
April 23: A Greek pedals self-powered aircraft, 74 miles
April 23: Federal smoking ban during domestic airline flights of 2 hours or less
April 23: Karolina Szabo runs female world record 25k (1:29:30)/30k (1:47;06)
April 24: Rosie Jones wins LPGA USX Golf Classic
April 25: John Demjanjuk (Ivan the Terrible), sentenced to death in Jerusalem
April 25: NASA launches space vehicle S-211
April 25: "Nightline" goes on location to Jerusalem Israel
April 26: 1st TNN Viewers choice awards - Randy Travis wins in 5 categories
April 26: NBA approves addition of 3rd referee in 1988-89 season
April 26: New York Met Davey Johnson becomes 2nd manager to record 400 victory in 1st 4 years (Al Lopez did it 1st)
April 28: Aloha Airlines Boeing 737 roof tears off in flight; kills stewardess
April 28: Baltimore Orioles lose AL record 21 games in a row
April 28: "Chess" opens at Imperial Theater New York City for 68 performances
April 28: New Jersey Devils set all time playoff mark for penalty minutes
April 29: "60 Minutes" newscaster Diane Sawyer weds Mike Nichols
April 29: Burt Reynolds and Loni Anderson marry
April 29: Orioles beat White Sox 9-0 for 1st 1988 win after 21 loses
April 30: Baltimore Orioles win record 14th straight from beginning of season
April 30: New Jersey Devils beat Caps 3-2 taking 7th game of Patrick Division final
April 30: New York Knights 1st arena football game beats Cobras 60-52 (10,157 in Los Angeles)
April 30: New York Yankees Dave Winfield gets his 29th RBI of April - Sets AL and ties ML Record
April 30: World Exposition, Expo 88 opens in Brisbane, Australia


May 1: IRA attack in Roermond, kills 3
May 1: Patti Rizzo wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
May 1: "Romance/Romance" opens at Helen Hayes Theater New York City for 297 performances
May 2: Baltimore Orioles sign a 15 year lease to remain in Baltimore and get a new park
May 2: David Mamet's "Speed-the-Plow," premieres in New York City
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: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
May 5: Eugene Marino installed as 1st black U.S. archbishop
May 6: Doughnutgate incident: New Jersey Devils' coach Jim Schoenfeld tells referee Don Koharski to 'eat another doughnut you fat pig!,' he is suspended
May 6: Graeme Hick scores 405 for Worcs vs. Somerset 35 fours 11 sixes
May 7: 114th Kentucky Derby: Gary Stevens on Winning Colors wins in 2:02.2
May 7: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
May 8: Amateur referees work New Jersey Devil-Boston Bruin playoff games, as NHL referees walk-off, due to a restraining order brought by Devils
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 New York City
May 8: "Oba Oba" closes at Ambassador Theater New York City after 46 performances
May 9: Australia's new parliament house is opened by Queen Elizabeth
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 New York City for 5 performances
May 14: 1st non-pitcher, Jose Oquendo, in 20 years to get a decision in a baseball game, he and St. Louis Cardinals lose to Braves 7-5 in 19 inn
May 14: "Mail" closes at Music Box Theater New York City after 36 performances
May 15: 2nd American Comedy Award: Robin Williams and Tracey Ullman
May 15: "Carrie" closes at Virginia Theater New York City after 5 performances
May 15: "Gospel at Colonus" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater New York City after 61 performances
May 15: Moscow began withdrawing its 115,000 troops in Afghanistan
May 15: Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic
May 16: Surgeon General C. Everett Koop reports nicotine as addictive as heroin
May 16: U.S. 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: Carlos Lehder Rivas, of Colombia's Medellin drug cartel, is convicted in Florida for smuggling more than 3 tons of cocaine into US
May 19: Red Sox retire Bobby Doerr's #1
May 20: Howard Stern fans disrupt WMMR's and John DeBella's "Louie Louie" parade
May 20: Mike Schmidt hits his 535th home run, moving into 8th place
May 21: 114th Preakness: Eddie Delahoussaye aboard Risen Star wins in 1:56.2
May 21: "Da'Butt" by EU hits #35
May 21: "Fat" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #99
May 21: Jane Powell weds Dickie Moore
May 21: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
May 22: 34th LPGA Championship won by Sherri Turner
May 22: Karoly Grosz succeeds party leader Janos Kadar 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 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 28: Genie Francis (General Hospital) weds Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek TNG)
May 29: Graeme Hick scores his 1,000th run of 1st-class cricket season
May 29: President Zia ul-Haq fires government/disbands parliament in Pakistan
May 29: Sherri Turner wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic


June 1: "Les Miserables," opens at Shubert Theatre, Los Angeles
June 1: "Morton Downey, Jr. Show," debuts in TV syndication
June 1: Train crash in Zeeland, Netherlands, kills 2
June 2: 61st National Spell Bee: Rageshree Ramachandran wins spelling elegiacal
June 2: Consumer Reports calls for a ban on the Suzuki Samurai automobile
June 3: "Big," premieres in U.S.
June 3: Margo Adams sues Red Sox 3rd baseman Wade Boggs for palimony
June 4: 42nd Tony Awards: M Butterfly and Phantom of the Opera win
June 4: 58th French Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats N Zvereva (60 60)
June 4: "Cabaret" closes at Imperial Theater New York City after 262 performances
June 4: Kay Cottee sails into Sydney as 1st woman to circle the globe alone
June 4: Longest game in Baltimore Memorial Stadium (5:46) 14 inn (beat New York 7-6)
June 4: Rickey Henderson steals 2 bases for record 249 as a New York Yankee
June 5: 1st Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $590,000
June 5: 58th French Mens Tennis: Mats Wilander beats Henri Leconte (75 62 61)
June 5: Kay Cottee sails into Sydney as 1st woman to circle globe alone
June 5: Laura Davies wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
June 5: Longest champagne cork flight is 177'9 in New York
June 5: Russian orthodox church celebrates 1,000th anniversary
June 6: 22nd Music City News Country Awards: Randy Travis and Statler Brothers
June 6: 3 giant turtles found in Bronx sewage plant
June 7: Aluminum contaminates Cornish England's water supply
June 8: Nippon Airways announces that painting eyeballs on Jets cut bird collisions by 20%
June 9: Attorney General Meese orders Joseph Doherty deported to U.K.
June 10: Greatest number of participants, 31,678, on a bicycle tour, London
June 11: 120th Belmont: Eddie Delahoussaye aboard Risen Star wins in 2:26.6
June 11: 25th Curtis Cup: British Isles, 11-7
June 11: "Everything Your Heart Desires" by Daryl Hall and John Oates peaks at #3
June 11: Freedomfest - Mandela addresses Wembley Stadium London
June 11: Galina Chistyakova of U.S.S.R. sets long jump woman's record (24"8")
June 11: "Rooty Toot Toot" by John Cougar Mellencamp peaks at #61
June 11: "We All Sleep Alone" by Cher peaks at #14
June 11: Yankees' Rick Rhoden becomes 1st pitcher to DH (0 for 1 with an RBI)
June 12: 6th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Billy Casper
June 12: Andy Hampton is 1st American to win Round of Italy
June 12: Mei-Chi Cheng wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
June 13: 45th time opposing pitchers hit home runs, Mark Davis (Padres)/Mike Krukow
June 13: Boston Red Sox are 10 games back in AL, and go on to win AL East
June 13: George Harrison releases "This is Love"
June 13: U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear Yonkers argument they aren't racist
June 14: Woman sues Chuck Berry for $5,000,000 alleges he hit her
June 15: NASA launches space vehicle S-213
June 15: Turkish premier zal meets Greek premier Papandreou in Athens
June 16: Boston Red Sox Barrett steals home
June 16: In Santa Barbara, California, a team of 32 divers begin cycling underwater on a standard tricycle, to complete 116.66 miles in 75 hours 20 minutes
June 17: Bruce Springsteen separates from Juliette Phillips
June 17: Givens' Family reports Mike Tyson beats his wife Robin Givens
June 17: Microsoft releases MS DOS 4.0
June 17: Soyuz TM-5 launches
June 17: Women sentenced to 90 years in 1st product tampering murder case
June 18: Jeff Hamilton, hits 8,000th Dodger home run
June 19: 32 divers finish cycling underwater on a standard tricycle,to complete 116.66 mi in 75 hours 20 minutes
June 19: 88th U.S. Golf Open: Curtis Strange shoots a 278 at Country Club Mass
June 19: Danny Spitz, heavy metal artist (Anthrax), weds Valerie
June 19: Namphy takes control of Haitian government
June 19: Shirley Furlong wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
June 19: World's Largest Sausage completed at 13 miles long
June 20: Curtis Strange wins U.S. Open golf tournament
June 20: Haiti's general assembly dissolves
June 20: New York City WABC-AM becomes flagship radio station of New Jersey Devils
June 20: "Price is Right" model Janice Pennington is knocked out by a TV camera
June 20: Supreme Court upholds a law that made it illegal for private clubs to discriminate against women and minorities
June 20: WABC officially becomes the New Jersey Devils new home radio
June 21: 42nd NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat Detroit Pistons, 4 games to 3
June 21: Many killed at demonstration against general Ne Win in Rangoon
June 21: Rascals begin 1st tour in 20 years
June 23: Charlotte Hornets and Miami Heat begin their NBA expansion draft
June 23: Yank manager Billy Martin's 5th term ends, Lou Pinella named manager
June 24: Cleveland pitcher Doug Jones sets record of 14 consecutive saves
June 24: Red Sox begin AL record 23rd consecutive home win streak
June 25: 104 degrees F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in June
June 25: Cal Ripken, Jr. plays in his 1,000th consecutive game
June 25: "Chess" closes at Imperial Theater New York City after 68 performances
June 25: Expos Pitcher Floyd Youmans suspended for 60 days due to drugs
June 25: Iceland's president Vigdis Finnbogadottir elected (90+%)
June 25: Kristen Logan, 17, of Mississippi, crowned America's Junior Miss
June 25: Netherlands soccer team wins European Cup (2-0 against U.S.S.R.)
June 26: Kathy Postlewait wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
June 27: Mike Tyson KOs Michael Spink in 91 seconds, in Atlantic City ($67m)
June 27: Reds bat out of order against Padres in 1st inning
June 28: Mike Tyson sues to break contract with manager Bill Cayton
June 29: Emmy 15th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 9th time
June 30: Brooklyn dedicates a bus depot honoring Jackie Gleason
June 30: Chicago agrees to build a new stadium so White Sox won't move to Fla
June 30: "Sledge Hammer!" last aires on ABC-TV


July 2: 95th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Navratilova (57 62 61)
July 3: 16th du Maurier Golf Classic: Sally Little
July 3: A's Gene Nelson is 1st AL pitcher to steal a base since 1973
July 3: U.S. Vincennes in Strait of Hormoez shoots Iran Airbus A300, kills 290
July 4: 102nd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Stefan Edberg beats Becker (46 76 64 62)
July 4: KC releases pitcher Dan Quisenberry, whose 238 saves are the 4th most
July 4: U.S. Navy shoots down Iranian civilian jetliner over Gulf, kills 290
July 5: Malcolm Marshall takes 7-22 at Old Trafford, England all out 93
July 6: Carlos Salinas de Gortari elected president of Mexico
July 6: North Sea oil platform Piper Alpha explodes, 166 die
July 6: Wrestler Jake Roberts convicted of battery
July 7: Soviet Union launches Phobos 1 to probe Martian moon (unsuccessful)
July 7: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
July 8: Indians' Bud Black sets club record for most batters hit in inning (3)
July 8: Miami Arena opens
July 8: Rockers Jonathan "Chico" and Robert DeBarge indicted on drug trafficking
July 8: Stevie Wonder announces he will run for mayor of Detroit in 1992
July 9: Chris Speier hits for the cycle and Ernest Riles hits 10,000th Giant home run
July 9: "Facts of Life," Lisa Whelchel weds Steve Cauble
July 9: Jessye Norman begins recording Bizets "Carmen"
July 9: Nolan Ryan is 7th to win 100 game on 2 teams, as Astro beat Mets 6-3
July 10: Terry-Jo Myers wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
July 11: Mike Tyson hires Donald Trump as an advisor
July 12: 59th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-1 at Riverfront Stadium, Cin
July 12: All star MVP: Terry Steinbach for the Oakland A's
July 12: Margo Adams alleges Red Sox Wade Bogg's had an affair with her
July 12: U.S.S.R. launches Phobos II for Martian orbit
July 13: 9th Emmy Sports Award presentation
July 13: Red Sox replace manager John McNamara with Joe Morgan
July 13: Sting performs his 1st Rain Forest benefit concert
July 14: 200,000 demonstrate in Soviet Armenia for incorp of Nagorno-Karabak
July 14: Mike Schmidt passes Mickey Mantle with his 537th home run into 7th place
July 14: WYHY radio offers $1M to anyone who can prove Elvis is still alive
July 16: Carl Lewis runs a wind-assisted 100 m in 9.78 sec
July 16: Florence Joyner runs 100 m in women's world record 10.49 seconds
July 16: Jackie Joyner-Kersee sets women's heptathlete record of 7,215 pts
July 16: Michael J. Fox marries Tracy Pollan
July 16: San Antonio (Texas League) beats Jackson 1-0 in 26 innings
July 16: Wayne Gretzky (NHL) and Janet Jones (Police Academy 5) wed in Edmonton
July 17: 117th British Golf Open: Seve Ballesteros shoots 273 at Royal Lytham
July 17: 4 Billion tv-viewers watch Mandela's 70th Birthday Tribute
July 17: Colleen Walker wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
July 17: Florence Griffith Joyner of USA sets 100m woman's record (10.49)
July 17: Highest temperature ever recorded in San Francisco, 103 degrees F (39 degrees C)
July 18: Abu Nidal terrorists kill 9 on City of Poros cruise ship
July 18: Shooting begins on "License to Kill"
July 20: Michael Dukakis selected Democratic presidential nominee
July 21: ESA's Ariane-3 launches 2 communications satellites (1 Indian)
July 22: 500 U.S. scientists pledge to boycott Pentagon germ-warfare research
July 23: Saskatchewan's Dave Ridgway kicks record 8 field goals vs Edmonton
July 24: 43rd U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Liselotte Neumann
July 24: U.S. and Jamacia play scoreless tie, in 2nd round of 1990 world soccer cup
July 25: Mindy Duncan, 16, of Oregon, crowned 6th Miss Teen USA
July 25: Pedro Delgado wins Tour de France
July 26: Mike Schmidt sets NL record appearing in 2,155 games at 3rd base, as Phillies and New York Mets end that game at 2:13 AM
July 27: Boston's worst traffic jam in 30 years
July 27: General Sein Lwin succeeds Ne Win as President of Burma
July 27: Radio Shack announces Tandy 1000 SL computer
July 27: Tommy John commits rec 3 errors on 1 play as Yankees rout Brewers 16-3
July 28: IBM announces price hike on older models
July 28: Israeli diplomats arrive in Moscow for 1st visit in 21 years
July 28: Jordan cancels $1.3 billion development plan in West Bank
July 28: Winnie Mandella's home in Soweto, South Africa destroyed by arson
July 28: Yankees' Tommy John makes 3 errors on 1 play yet beats Brewers 16-3
July 29: Baltimore trades Mike Boddicker to the Red Sox for Brady Anderson and Curt Schilling
July 29: FDIC bails out 1st Republic Bank, Dallas, with $4 billion
July 29: Gorbachev pushes plan electing president and parliament in March, 1989
July 29: Judge orders NASA to release unedited tape from Challenger cockpit
July 29: Last U.S. Playboy Club, Lansing, Michigan, closes
July 29: Rick Sutcliffe swipes home, 1st pitcher since Pascual Perez in 1984 to steal home
July 29: South African government bans anti-apartheid film "Cry Freedom"
July 30: Cincinnati Red pitcher John Franco sets a record of 13 saves in 1 month
July 30: Harry Drake shoots arrow record 1873m
July 30: James Ogilvy, under English princess Alexandra, marries Julia Rawlinson
July 30: John Franco saves record 13th game of July
July 30: Jordanian King Hussein renounces sovereignity over West Bank to PLO
July 30: King Hussein dissolves Jordan's House of Representatives
July 30: Ronald J Dossenbach begins world record ride, pedaling across Canada from Vancouver BC, to Halifax, NS (13 days, 15 hours, 4 minutes)
July 31: Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Greater Washington Golf Open
July 31: Jose Canseco is 1st to hit 30 home runs in 1st 3 years
July 31: Miami Dolphins beat San Francisco 49ers 27-21 in London
July 31: Willie Stargell became 200th man inducted in Baseball's Hall of Fame


August 1: Deep Rover 1-man research submarine unveiled at Crater Lake, Oregon
August 2: Raymond Acevedo is retired from singing group Menudo
August 2: System Enhancement Assoc settles case with PKware (ARC vs PKARC)
August 3: Skip Storch swims 246 km of Hudson River from Albany to New York City
August 4: Congress votes $20,000 to each Japanese-American interned in WW II
August 4: Hertz car rental will pay out $23 million in consumer fraud case
August 5: Mario Biaggi, Representative-D-New York, convicted of racketeering resigns seat
August 6: Oakland A's Jose Canseco becomes 11th to hit 30 home runs and steal 30 bases
August 6: Rich Gossage 300th career save, beats Phillies
August 7: Martha Nause wins Planters Pat Bradley International Golf Tournament
August 7: Writers guild end their 6 months strike
August 8: 9th U.S. Seniors Golf Open: Gary Player
August 8: Angola, Cuba and South Africa sign cease fire treaty
August 8: Army in Rangoon shoots on students, 5-10,000 killed
August 8: Cubs and Phillies attempt to play 1st night game ever at Wrigley Field but are rained out in 4th inning with Chicago leading, 3-1
August 8: Duchess of York gives birth to 6 lb 12 oz baby girl
August 8: Goose Gossage registers 300th career save
August 8: Jennifer Levin's parents file $25M suit against Dorrian Red Hand Bar
August 8: Jose Canseco becomes 11th to get 30 home runs and 30 steals in a season
August 8: Matt Biondi swims U.S. record 200m freestyle (1:47.72)
August 8: Minnesota Twins pull 2nd triple-play of year and beat Cleveland 6-2
August 8: Renovated Central Park Zoo reopens after 4 years
August 8: Russian troops begin pull out of Afghanistan after 9 year war
August 8: Secretary of State Shultz narrowly escapes assassin attempt in Bolivia
August 8: South Africa declares cease-fire in Angola
August 8: Temperature hits high of 88 on 8/8/88 in New York City
August 9: Cubs beat Mets 6-4 in their 1st official night game at Wrigley Field
August 9: Edmonton Oilers trade Wayne Gretzky to Los Angeles Kings for $15-$20 millions
August 9: Just 1 day after 8/8/88 New York's daily number is 888
August 10: Matt Biondi swims world record 100m free style (48.42 sec)
August 10: Rodrigo Borja installed as president of Ecuador
August 10: U.N. estimates Asia's population hits 3 billion
August 11: 225 at bats after #299, Met Gary Carter is 59th to hit 300th home run
August 11: Charlotte Colisieum in Charlotte North Carolina opens
August 11: Meir Kahane renounced U.S. citizenship to stay in Israeli Parliament
August 12: Boston Red Sox set AL consecutive home victories at 23
August 12: Movie "Last Temptation of Christ" is released
August 12: Nelson Mandela is treated for tuberculosis at hospital
August 12: Red Sox beat Tigers 9-4 for AL record 23rd consecutive win at home
August 12: Richard Thornburgh becomes U.S. Attorney General
August 13: Boston Red Sox win AL record 24 straight home games
August 13: Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit Opens
August 13: Ronald J. Dossenbach sets world record for pedaling across Canada from Vancouver, BC to Halifax, NS in 13 days, 15 hours, 4 minutes
August 13: U.S. beats Jamacia 5-1, in 2nd round of 1990 world soccer cup
August 14: 70th PGA Championship: Jeff Sluman shoots a 272 at Oak Tree Golf Club Edmond
August 14: Detroit beats Sox, 18-6, at Fenway, ends Boston winning streak at 24
August 15: "Ain't Misbehavin'" opens at Ambassador Theater New York City for 176 performances
August 15: At 4PM LILCO consumers used a record 3,813 megawatts
August 15: New York City begins $70 million program to rebuild 900 Bronx apartments
August 16: Butch Reynolds runs world record 400 m (43.29)
August 16: IBM introduces software for artificial intelligence
August 16: Jailed black nationalist Nelson Mandela struck with tuberculosis
August 16: Mayor Koch says he plans to wipe out street-corner windshield washers
August 17: Butch Reynolds runs world record 400m (43.29)
August 17: LIRR says Penn station will get air conditioning in 1991
August 17: New York City 1st case of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (9 year old Bronx boy)
August 17: Republicans nominate George H. W. Bush for president
August 17: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
August 18: FDA approves Minoxidil as a hair loss treatment
August 18: Largest house (130 rooms) on Long Island sold for $22 million
August 18: Republican Convention in New Orleans select Bush-Quayle ticket
August 19: Iran-Iraq begin a cease-fire in their 8-year-old war (11 PM EDT)
August 19: Muang Muang succeeds General Sein Lwin as President of Burma
August 19: New York Rangers sign ex-Canadien great Guy LaFluer
August 20: 6.5 earthquake strikes India/Nepal, 1,000s killed
August 20: Yordanka Donkova of Bulgaria sets 100m hurdle woman's record (12.21)
August 21: Cease fire between Iran and Iraq takes effect after 8 years of war
August 21: Juli Inkster wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic
August 21: Yordanka Donkova runs world record 100 m hurdles (12.21)
August 22: Australia unveils 1st platinum coin (Koala)
August 22: NBC premieres "Later" with Bob Costas (1st guest Linda Ellerbee)
August 22: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
August 23: Mike Tyson and Mitch Green brawl at 4 A.M. in Harlem
August 25: Challenger Center opens its classroom doors in Houston
August 25: Heavy fire destroys historic center of Lisbon
August 25: Iran and Iraq begin talks to end their 8 year war
August 25: NASA launches space vehicle S-214
August 27: Dodger Tommy Lasorda wins 1,000th game as manager tops Philadelphia, 4-2
August 28: 40th Emmy Awards: 30something, Wonder Years and Richard Kiley
August 28: 70 killed in crash of 3 Italian AF fighters at air show in Germany
August 28: 88th U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Eric Meeks
August 28: Italian stunt flyers crashes in flames in West Germany, killing 50
August 28: Patty Jordan wins LPGA Ocean State Golf Open
August 28: Rosie Jones wins LPGA Nestle World Golf Championship
August 29: Macy's Tap-o-Mania sets Guiness record
August 29: U.S.S.R. launches 3 cosmonauts (Valery Polyakav, 1 Afghan) to station Mir
August 30: France performs nuclear test
August 30: Julianne Philips files for divorce from Bruce Springsteen
August 30: Kent Tekulve is 2nd pitcher in majors to appear in 1,000 games
August 30: Tennis star Chris Everett weds skier Andy Mills
August 31: 5-day power blackout of downtown Seattle begins
August 31: Arbitrator George Nicolau rules owners conspired against free agents
August 31: Bomb attack on office of South Africa Council of Churches


September 1: Timberlake Westenbaker's "Our Country's Good," premieres in London
September 2: Amnesty International's Human Rights Now! tour begins in Wembley
September 3: Dennis Eckersley sets A's record with his 37th save en route to 45
September 4: Mike Tyson crashes a silver BMW into a tree near Catskills, New York
September 4: Phoenix Cardinals play 1st regular-season NFL game
September 5: Betsy King wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
September 5: CFL's Earl Winfield (Ham) scores TDs on 101-yd punt return, 100-yd kickoff return and 58-yd pass reception
September 5: Jerry Lewis' 23rd Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $41,132,113
September 6: Crippled soviet Soyuz TM-5 lands safely with 2 cosmonauts aboard
September 6: Thomas Gregory (11) swims English Canal
September 6: U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
September 7: 5th MTV Awards
September 7: Guy Lafleur, Tony Esposito and Brad Park inducted in NHL Hall of Fame
September 7: New York Daily News reports boxer Mike Tyson is seeing a psychiatrist
September 7: Security and Exchange Commission accuses Drexel of violating security laws
September 8: Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
September 8: Javier Sotomayer of Cuba high jumps world record 2.43 m (7' 11 ")
September 8: NL President Bart Giamatti is unanimously elected baseball's 7th commish
September 9: Braves Bruce Sutter joins Fingers and Gossage to save 300 games
September 9: Chris Evert defaults at U.S. Open due to a stomach flu
September 9: U.S. swamps New Zealand at 27th America's Cup: New Zealand set to appeal
September 10: 102nd U.S. Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Gabriela Sabatini (63 36 61)
September 10: Gretchen Elizabeth Carlson (Minn), 22, crowned 62nd Miss America 1989
September 10: Hurricane Gilbert, kills 300 in Jamaica, Texas and Yucatan
September 11: 1/3 of population argues for Estonia autonomy
September 11: 108th U.S. Mens Tennis: Mats Wilander beats Ivan Lendl (64 46 63 57 64)
September 11: 108th U.S. Mens Tennis: Mats Wilander beats Ivan Lendl (64 46 63 57 64) in 4 hours 55 minutes - longest men's final in U.S. Open history
September 11: Betsy King wins LPGA Cellular One-Ping Golf Championship
September 11: Sports Aid - jogging to feed the world
September 12: 1st NFL regular-season game played in Phoenix; Cowboys beat Card
September 12: Gilbert, strongest hurricane ever (160 mph), devastates Jamaica
September 13: 10th time, 4 players hit baseball major-league record grand slams
September 13: 9 hard/software manufacturers announce EISA computer bus in New York
September 13: Gilbert is strongest (26.13 barometer) hurricane in Western Hemisphere
September 14: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
September 15: "Les Miserables," opens at Raimund Theatre, Vienna
September 15: Lillehammer, Norway upsets Anchorage to host 1994 Winter olympics
September 15: Museum of Moving Image in London opens
September 15: Test Cricket debut of Ian Healy, vs Pakistan at Karachi
September 16: Cincinnati Reds Tom Browning pitches a perfect game, beats Dodgers, 1-0
September 16: Fish leaves rock group Marillion
September 16: Javed Miandad completes 211, his 5th Test Cricket double, vs. Australia
September 16: Jury awards Valerie Harper $1.6 M in dispute over TV series
September 16: Tom Browning of Cincinnati Reds pitches a perfect game against LA
September 17: 24th Olympic games open at Seoul, Korea
September 17: Jeff Reardon becomes 1st to record 40 or more saves in both AL and NL
September 17: Military coup in Haiti: Lieutenant General Avril takes control, Henri Namphy flees
September 18: Burma suspends its constitution
September 18: Coup in Haiti
September 18: Juli Inkster wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
September 19: Israel launches 1st satellite, for secret military reconnaissance
September 19: U.S. Olympic diver Greg Louganis hits his head on diving board
September 20: Darrell Evans hits his 400th career home run
September 20: Greg Louganis wins Olympic gold medal in springboard diving
September 20: Wade Boggs is 1st player to get 200 hits for 6 consecutive seasons
September 21: Mike Tyson smashes TV camera outside his Bernardsville New Jersey home
September 22: Canada begins production of a $5 silver Maple Leaf bullion coin
September 22: South Korean coaches attack New Zealand referee after disputing his decision, Olympic Korean boxer stages a 67 minute sit-in
September 23: Fiji's new constitution is proposed
September 23: Jose Canseco is baseball's 1st to steal 40 bases and hit 40 home runs
September 23: Rosa Mota wins 2nd female olympic marathon (2:25:39)
September 24: Barbara C Harris of Massachusetts, elected 1st woman Episcopal bishop
September 24: Canada's Ben Johnson runs drug-assisted 100 m in 9.79 sec
September 24: Carl Lewis runs world record 100m (9.92 sec)
September 24: Dave Stieb has no-hitter broken up with 2 outs in the 9th
September 24: Jackie Joyner-Kersee of USA sets heptathlon woman's record (7,291)
September 25: Christopher Jacobs, Troy Dalbey, Tom Hunter and Matt Biondi, swim world record 4x100 m freestyle (3:16.53)
September 25: Florence Griffith Joyner runs Olympic record 100m in 10.54s
September 25: Kathy Guadagnino wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic
September 26: Canada's Ben Johnson stripped of his 100-m gold failing drug test
September 26: New York City's Rockefeller Center declared a national landmark
September 26: Polish Communist Party picks propaganda chief Rakowski as new PM
September 26: U.S. space shuttle STS-26 launched
September 27: Lab tests reportedly show Shroud of Turin not Christ's burial cloth
September 27: Senate votes for major federal tax code changes
September 28: Bronx Museum for Arts opens
September 28: Javed Miandad scores his 19th Test Cricket century (v Aus, Faisalabad)
September 28: Los Angeles Dodger Orel Hershiser sets record for consecutive scoreless inns
September 29: 26th Space Shuttle mission, Discovery 7 launched
September 29: China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
September 29: Florence Griffith Joyner of USA sets 200m woman's record (21.34)
September 29: U.N. peacekeeping forces win Nobel Peace prize
September 29: Union Station reopens in Washington D.C.
September 30: Andrei Gromyko retires
September 30: Dave Stieb, loses 2nd consecutive no hitter bid with 2 outs in 9th
September 30: IBM announces shipment of 3 millionth PS/2 personal computer
September 30: Los Angeles Dodger Orel Herschiser breaks former Dodger Don Drysdale mark by pitching 59 consecutive scoreless innings
September 30: Louise Ritter, U.S., jumps 6'8" to win Olympic gold medal
September 30: Robin Givens and Mike Tyson appear on Barbara Walter's Show


October 1: Bradley Center in Milwaukee opens
October 1: Lowest batting avg for NL champion (Tony Gwynn .313)
October 1: Mikhail Gorbachev becomes president of Soviet Union
October 1: Robert Englund, actor who plays Freddie Kruger weds Nancy Booth
October 2: 24th Olympic games close at Seoul, Korea
October 2: Gelindo Bordin wins 21st Olympics marathon (2:10:32)
October 2: Mike Tyson wrecks furniture in his Bernardsville New Jersey Mansion
October 2: Minn Twins are 1st AL club ever to break 3 million season attendance
October 2: Pakistan's Supreme Court orders free elections
October 2: Police breakup domestic disturbance between Mike Tyson and Robin Givens
October 3: 26th Space Shuttle Mission, Discovery 7 returns to Earth after 4-days
October 3: Criterion Center Theater opens at Broadway between 44th and 45th Streets New York City
October 3: Lebanese kidnappers release Mithileshwar Singh (held for 30 months)
October 4: Pillsbury stock soars $18.37 to $57.37 on takeover bid
October 5: Brazil adopts its Constitution
October 5: Chilean population agrees at referendum against Pinochet regime
October 5: Israel bans Meir Kahane's Kach Party on grounds of racism
October 6: Oakland A's sweep Boston Red Sox in 4 games for AL pennant
October 7: Dallas Green replaces Lou Pinella as New York Yankee manager
October 7: Jim Fregosi is fired as manager of White Sox
October 7: Latvian flag raised in Riga for 1st time since annexation by U.S.S.R.
October 7: Lou Piniella is fired as manager of Yankees for 2nd time
October 7: Robin Givens files for divorce after 8-month marriage to Mike Tyson
October 7: WNBC 660 final transmission, WFAN moves from 1050 to 660 and WUKQ begins on 1050 at 5:30 PM (New York City radio)
October 8: Fire in Seattle's Space Needle causes evacuation, $2,000 damage
October 8: Jay Howell ejected in NLCS game 3 for having pine tar on his glove
October 9: 17% vote extremely-right Flemish Block in Belgium
October 9: Dennis Eckersley, 1st to save all 4 games in a championship series
October 10: 22nd Country Music Association Award: Highway 101, K T Oslin win
October 10: Royals announce that Dick Howser, who underwent surgery for a brain tumor in July, will return to manage the club in 1989
October 12: George Bush and Michael Dukakis meet in 2nd debate
October 12: Israel and China sign trade deal, plan diplomatic relations
October 13: Concert at Masada ends Israel's 40th-anniversary fest
October 13: Nobel prize for literature awarded to Naguib Mahfouz
October 13: Shroud of Turin, revered by many Christians as Christ's burial cloth, is shown by carbon-dating tests to be a fake from the Middle Ages
October 13: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
October 14: Mike Tyson countersues Robin Givens for divorce and annulment
October 14: Naguib Mahfouz is 1st Arabic writer to win Nobel literature prize
October 14: New Jersey Devils raise their 1st pennant (Patrick Div Playoff Champs)
October 15: Amnesty International's Global Concert Tour ends in Buenos Aires
October 15: NCAA record rushing yardage (768 yards-Oklahoma)
October 15: With 2 outs in bottom of 9th, an injured Kirk Gibson hits dramatic 2 run home run to gives Dodgers a 5-4 win in 1st game of World Series
October 16: Orel Hirsheiser, 1st to pitch shutout in playoff and World Series
October 17: 31 reported dead as Ugandan jetliner crashes in fog near Rome
October 17: Dallas Green replaces Lou Pinella as manager of New York Yankees
October 17: Lyndon LaRouche pleads innocent to fraud, conspiracy indictment
October 17: Phillip Morris announces $11 Billion tender offer for Kraft
October 17: Rockin Robin beats "Sensational" Sherri Martel for WWF woman's title
October 17: Traveling Wilbury's 1st release "Handle With Care"
October 18: Israel's supreme court uphold's ban on Kahane's Kach Party as racist
October 18: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
October 19: 3 Americans win Nobel in physics; 3 W Germans win chemistry Nobel
October 19: Britain bans broadcast interviews with IRA members
October 19: Car bomb kills 7 Israelis, wounds 11 near Lebanon border
October 19: Roxette releases "Roxette Look Sharp!" album
October 19: Senate passes bill curbing ads during children's TV shows
October 19: South Africa anti-apartheid leader Sisulu wins $100,000 Human Rights prize
October 20: Britain ends suspects right to remain silent in crackdown on IRA
October 20: Dodgers win World Series, LA 1st to have both NBA and baseball champs as LA beats Oakland A's, 4 games to 1 in 85th World Series
October 20: Gastineau sacks Jets, retires from football "for personal reasons"
October 20: "Les Miserables," opens at Forrest Theatre, Philadelphia
October 20: Los Angeles Dodgers beat Oakland A's in World Series 4 games to 1
October 20: Man armed with explosives blows self up in 125 St. subway station (New York City)
October 20: Reggie Rogers, Det Lion's # 1 pick, kills 3 by driving intoxicated
October 21: Boston Celtics beat Yugoslavia 113-85 in Madrid
October 21: Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos indicted on racketeering charges
October 22: Elton John sells out MSG for a record 26th time
October 22: Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor OK after breast cancer surgery
October 23: Boston Celtics play Spain in Madrid
October 23: Robert Bork's supreme court nomination rejected by U.S. Senate
October 24: New York Islander's and NHL high scorer, Mike Bossy retires
October 24: Traveling Wilburys Volume One is released
October 24: Typhoon Ruby sinks Philippine ferry; hundreds drown
October 25: ABC News reports on potbellied pygmy porkers' popularity as pets
October 25: France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
October 26: Donald Trump bills Mike Tyson $2,000,000 for 4 month advisory service
October 26: U.S. - Soviet effort free 2 grey whales from frozen Arctic, Barrow, AK
October 27: "ET" released to home video (14 million presold)
October 27: Larry Flynt paid hitman $1M to kill Hefner, Guccione and Sinatra
October 28: Jurors award $147,000 to Tacoma parishioner seduced by her minister
October 28: Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen gives $10 million to University Washington library
October 29: 2,000 U.S. anti-abortion protesters arrested for blocking clinics
October 29: China announces a herbal male contraceptive
October 29: Jim Elliott (U.S.) begins 24-hour paced outdoor race for 548.9 mi
October 29: Soviets 1st scheduled shuttle launch (postponed)
October 30: 2 gambling clubs and 1 player share 61.38 M California lotto jackpot
October 30: Beth Daniel wins Nichirei Ladies Cup US-Japan Team Golf Championship
October 30: Jim Elliott (U.S.) completes 24-hour paced outdoor race for 548.9 mi
October 30: New York Jets finally beat Pittsburgh Steelers for 1st time
October 31: 19 degrees F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Oct
October 31: 1st Monday Night NFL game in Indianapolis, Colts beat Denver 55-23
October 31: Journalists demand greater press freedom in Yugoslavia


November 1: Actor Jeff Goldblum and actress Gena Davis wed in Las Vegas
November 1: Chris Sabo, wins NL Rookie of Year award
November 1: Staten Island ferry gets 1st pay phones
November 2: 1st Mrs. America beauty pageant
November 2: Computers virus strikes Pentagon, SDI research lab and 6 universities
November 2: Mexican radio station erronously reports Mike Tyson dies in car crash
November 2: Walt Weiss wins AL rookie of year (3rd straight for Oakland A's)
November 3: Pakistan claims it downed Afghan warplane
November 3: Reagan signs credit-card disclosure-bill
November 3: Soviet Union agrees to allow teaching of Hebrew
November 3: Talk-show host Geraldo Rivera's nose is broken as Roy Innis brawls with skinheads at TV taping
November 4: 1st NBA game at Charlotte Coliseum - Hornets lose to Cavs, 133-93
November 5: 1st NBA game at Bradley Center, Milwaukee Bucks lose to Los Angeles Clippers 111-9
November 5: 1st NBA game at Miami Arena, Miami Heat loss to Los Angeles Clippers, 111-91
November 5: 1st NBA game at Palace of Auburn Hills, Pistons beat Hornets 94-85
November 5: Cornell confirms grad student source of worst computer sabotage
November 5: France performs nuclear test
November 5: Gulch wins Breeder's Cup
November 5: Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Alysheba, Gt Communicator, Gulch, Is It True, Miesque, Open Mind, Personal Ensign at Churchill Downs
November 5: Japan beats MLB all stars 2-1 in Tokyo (Game 1 of 7)
November 6: 18th New York City Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:28:07
November 6: 19th New York City Marathon won by Steve Jones in 2:08:20
November 6: Japan and MLB all stars played to a 6-6 draw (Game 2 of 7)
November 6: Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
November 6: Steve Jones wins New York men's marathon; Grete Waitz 9th women's title
November 7: MLB all stars beats Japan 16-8 (Game 3 of 7)
November 7: Sugar Ray Leonard KO's Donnie LaLonde
November 8: 900 die as earthquake hits China
November 8: Arco Arena in Sacramento, California opens, Sac Kings lose to Seattle, 97-75
November 8: George Bush beats Mike Dukakis for presidency
November 8: Rafael Fernandez Colon elected if President of Puerto Rico
November 9: MLB All-Star team beat Japan 8-2 in Nishinomya, (Game 4 of 7)
November 9: "Prince of Central Park" opens at Belasco Theater New York City for 4 performances
November 10: China confirms earthquake death toll will rise above current 938
November 10: MLB All-Star team beats Japan 3-1 in Tokyo (Game 5 of 7)
November 10: New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority announces it may replace tokens with credit card type passes
November 10: Orel Hershiser (23-8) is a unanimous choice as NL Cy Young Award
November 11: Oldest known insect fossils (390 million yrs) reported in Science
November 12: Japan beats MLB All-Star team 5-4 in Tokyo (Game 6 of 7)
November 12: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
November 15: 91 m radio telescope dish at Green Bank, WV collapses
November 15: Dodgers outfielder Kirk Gibson wins NL MVP Award
November 15: PLO proclaims State of Palestine, recognizes Israeli existence
November 15: Soviet space shuttle makes unmanned maiden flight (2 orbits)
November 16: Benazir Bhutto wins 1st free Pakistani elections in 11 years
November 16: Estonia declares sovereignty in internal affairs
November 16: Jose Canseco is 1st unanimous AL MVP since Reggie Jackson
November 16: Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto's PPP wins parliamentary election
November 16: Robin Givens sues Mike Tyson for $125 million for libel
November 17: Linda Petursdottir of Iceland, 18, crowned 38th Miss World
November 17: Neil Simon's "Rumors," premieres in New York City
November 19: LA Law's Corbin Bernsen marries actress Amanda Pays
November 20: "Les Miserables," opens a Bus and Truck tour in Tampa
November 23: France performs nuclear test
November 23: Wayne Gretzky scores his 600th NHL goal
November 23: Yankees sign free agent 2nd-baseman Steve Sax to 3-year contract
November 25: Chuck Berry pays $250 fine to resolve New York City assault charges
November 25: Convention on exploitation of Antarctic mineral resources signed
November 25: U.S. and Soviet chess grand masters Donaldson and Akhmilovskaya wed
November 25: Widespread earthquake hits NE U.S., Canada; no damage reported
November 26: Alexander Volkov, Sergei Krikalev and Jean-Loup Chretien launch
November 26: Pioneer 6's closest approach to Earth since 1965 launch (1.87 M km)
November 27: 76th CFL Grey Cup: Winnipeg Blue Bombers defeats BC Lions, 22-21
November 28: Picasso's "Acrobat and Harlequin" sells for $38.46 million
November 30: Cyclone lashes Bangladesh, Eastern India; 317 killed
November 30: France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island
November 30: New York City furrier sues Mike Tyson for $92,000 for non payment of purchase
November 30: Soviets stop jamming Radio Liberty; 1st time in 38 yrs
November 30: U.N. General Assembly (151-2) censures U.S. for refusing PLO's Arafat visa


December 1: 596 dead after cyclone hits Bangladesh, half a million homeless
December 1: Benazir Bhutto named 1st female Prime Minister of a Moslem country, Pakistan
December 1: Chinese minister of Foreign affairs Qian Qichen visits Moscow
December 1: NBC bids record $401M to capture rights to 1992 Barcelona Olympics
December 1: New York Islanders greatest shutout lose (8-0) vs St. Louis Blues
December 2: 5 gunmen who hijacked Soviet Aeroflot jet, surrender in Israel
December 2: "Naked Gun" premieres, a movie based on TV's "Police Squad"
December 2: STS-27 Atlantis launched (Secret military mission)
December 2: U.N. votes 151-2 (Isr and U.S.) to move PLO debate to Geneva, British abstains
December 3: 54th Heisman Trophy Award: Barry Sanders, Oklahoma State (RB)
December 3: New York Lotto pays $45 million to twelve winner (#s are 1-8-13-18-28-48)
December 4: Actor Gary Busey critically injured in motorcycle crash
December 4: Amy Benz/John Huston wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
December 4: Orioles trade veteran 1B Eddie Murray to the Dodgers
December 4: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
December 5: North Carolina federal grand jury indict PTL founder Jim Bakker on fraud and conspiracy
December 5: Shuttle Atlantis launches world's 1st nuclear-war-fighting satellite
December 6: Agnes Neil Williams purchases Baltimore Orioles for $70 million Eli Jacobs becomes CEO of Baltimore Orioles
December 6: Arafat meets prominent American Jews in Stockholm, Sweden
December 6: Carlos Andres Perez re-elected president of Venezuela
December 6: Merv Hughes takes 13 wickets vs. WI at the WACA but Australia lose
December 6: Milwaukee Bucks win their 1,000th NBA game (2nd fastest)
December 6: Nelson Mandela is transferred to Victor Vester Prison, Capetown
December 6: STS-27 Atlantis lands in California after secret mission
December 7: 6.9 earthquake in Armenia, Spitak destroyed, 60,000 killed
December 7: Armenian SSR rocked by earthquake, 8 on Richter scale (55,000 die)
December 7: Earthquake in Armenia (>25,000 killed, 5,000,000 homeless)
December 7: Gorbachev announces 10% unilateral Soviet troop reductions at UN
December 7: Mikhail Gorbachev cheered by Wall St. crowds upon arrival in New York City
December 7: New York Islanders fire Simpson, Arbour new coach
December 7: Rangers sign free-agent pitcher Nolan Ryan to a one-year contract
December 8: Knick's set NBA record of 11 3-pointers and sink Bucks, 113-109
December 9: New York Yankees sign 12-year television contract with MSG for $500M
December 10: Washington Capitals 1st NHL scoreless tie, vs Mont Canadiens
December 12: 3 trains collide in London, 40 die
December 12: New York City Subway system adds new stations (Z line)
December 12: PLO leader Yasi Arafat accepts Israel's right to exist
December 12: Sandra Miller of Queens sues Mike Tyson for sexual harassment
December 13: 3 men end 29-hour all-466-station subway ride in New York City
December 13: Arafat addresses United Nations in Geneva
December 14: CBS' $1.1 B bid wins exclusive 1990-94 major-league baseball rights
December 14: NBA's Miami Heat wins 1st game ever, 89-88 (Clippers), after 17 loses
December 14: Spanish General strike to protest austerity measures
December 14: U.S. agrees to talk to Palestine Liberation Org (1st time in 13 yrs)
December 15: Lori Davis of Long Island sues Mike Tyson for grabbing her buttocks
December 16: Political cult leader Lyndon LaRouche convicted of tax, mail fraud
December 17: 77th Davis Cup: Germany beats Sweden in Gothenburg (4-1)
December 17: Bryan Murray becomes 17th NHL coach to win 300 games (Washington Caps)
December 17: New York Islanders break 12 game losing streak, beat Devils 5-2
December 17: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
December 17: USS Tennessee, 1st sub to carry Trident 2 missiles, commissioned
December 18: 5th meeting of Giants-Jets, Jets win and eliminate Giants from playoffs
December 18: Seattle Seahawks win their 1st ever division title with 9-7 record
December 19: NASA unviels plans for lunar colony and manned missions to Mars
December 19: Oklahoma's College football team gets 3 year probation
December 19: Unexploded WW II bomb found in Frankfurt, Germany - 5,000 evacuated
December 20: Animal rights terrorists fire-bomb Harrod's department store, London
December 20: NBC signs lease to stay in New York City, 33 more years
December 20: Premier Ranasinghe Premadasa elected President of Sri Lanka
December 21: Drexel agrees guilt to security felonies, pays a $650 million fine
December 21: New York bound Pan Am jumbo jet explodes over Scotland all 258 aboard die
December 21: Vladimir Titov and Musa Manarov return to earth (a year) with Chretien
December 22: 2 robbers wearing police uniforms rob armored truck of $3 M in NJ
December 22: South Africa signs accord granting independence to South West Africa
December 22: Tug hits oil barge, spreads 231,000 gal on 300 mi of WA and BC coast
December 26: Anti African student rebellion in China PR
December 26: "Legs Diamond" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 64 performances
December 27: Bulgaria stops jamming Radio Free Europe after more than 3 decades
December 28: John Tarrant, 1st Australia born Zen teacher, receives Dharma Transmission
December 28: U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals affirms Yonkers is guilty of racism
December 28: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
December 29: Soviet Red Army Team edges New York Islanders, 3-2 at Nassau Coliseum
December 29: Victorian Post Office Museum in Australia closes
December 30: Canadian Senate OK's free trade pact; with US
December 30: Former Soviet President Brezhnev's son-in-law sentenced to 12-yr (bribery)
December 30: Mercedes-Benz pays $20.2-M fine failed to meet '86 government fuel standard
December 30: North subpoenas Reagan and Bush as defense witnesses for upcoming trial
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