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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.
- February 27, 1988 – Sumgait pogrom: The Armenian community of Sumgait in Azerbaijan is targeted in a violent massacre.
- March 16, 1988 – Iran–Contra affair: Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and Vice Admiral John Poindexter are indicted on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States.
- 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.
- September 13, 1988 – Hurricane Gilbert is the strongest recorded hurricane in the Western Hemisphere, later replaced by Hurricane Wilma in 2005 (based on barometric pressure).
- September 18, 1988 – End of pro-democracy uprisings in Myanmar after a bloody military coup by the State Law and Order Restoration Council. Thousands, mostly monks and civilians (primarily students), are killed by the Tatmadaw.
- September 23, 1988 – José Canseco of the Oakland Athletics becomes the first member of the 40–40 club.
- October 4, 1988 – U.S. televangelist Jim Bakker is indicted for fraud.
- November 17, 1988 – The National Revival Day - in Baku, Azerbaijan SSR, a demonstration starts against the Soviets, the perceived ignorance of the inflaming tension around Nagorno-Karabakh. The demonstration forcibly dispersed 17 days later would become the largest of its kind held in the USSR
- December 20, 1988 – The United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances is signed in Vienna, Austria.
Who Were Born On 1988?
- January 5, 1988 – Pauline, French singer-songwriter
- January 11, 1988 – Rodrigo José Pereira, Brazilian footballer
- February 5, 1988 – Philipp Marschall, German skier
- April 1, 1988 – Courtney McCool, American gymnast
- June 10, 1988 – Patrik Lindberg, Swedish gamer
- June 17, 1988 – Toru Baba, Japanese actor, entertainer, and singer
- August 21, 1988 – Louise Setara, English singer-songwriter
- October 5, 1988 – Benny Howell, English cricketer
- October 10, 1988 – Brown Ideye, Nigerian footballer
- November 11, 1988 – Kyle Naughton, English footballer