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Historical Events Of 1988
- February 17, 1988 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Dragon in Chinese astrology.
- March 13, 1988 – The Seikan Tunnel, the longest undersea tunnel in the world, opens between Aomori and Hakodate, Japan.
- March 16, 1988 – The Troubles: Ulster loyalist militant Michael Stone attacks a Provisional IRA funeral in Belfast with pistols and grenades. Three people are killed and more than 60 wounded. The attack was filmed by news crews.
- May 15, 1988 – Soviet war in Afghanistan: After more than eight years of fighting, the Soviet Army begins to withdrawal 115,000 troops from Afghanistan.
- August 10, 1988 – Japanese American internment: U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, providing $20,000 payments to Japanese Americans who were either interned in or relocated by the United States during World War II.
- August 20, 1988 – The Troubles: Eight British soldiers are killed and 28 wounded when their bus is hit by an IRA roadside bomb in Ballygawley, County Tyrone.
- October 5, 1988 – The Brazilian Constitution is ratified by the Constituent Assembly.
- November 16, 1988 – In the first open election in more than a decade, voters in Pakistan elect populist candidate Benazir Bhutto to be Prime Minister of Pakistan.
- December 9, 1988 – The Michael Hughes Bridge in Sligo, Ireland, is officially opened.
Who Were Born On 1988?
- January 28, 1988 – Paul Henry, English footballer
- February 15, 1988 – Jarryd Hayne, Australian rugby player
- February 17, 1988 – Natascha Kampusch, Austrian kidnapping victim
- May 22, 1988 – Vegard Skjerve, Norwegian footballer
- July 9, 1988 – Nana Suzuki, Japanese model
- August 4, 1988 – Carly Foulkes, Canadian model and actress
- October 13, 1988 – Scott Jamieson, Australian footballer
- November 11, 1988 – Kyle Naughton, English footballer
- November 30, 1988 – Tomi Saarelma, Finnish footballer
- December 22, 1988 – Leigh Halfpenny, Welsh rugby player