The next time you can reuse this calendar will be on year 2044. Both calendars will be exactly the same! This is assuming you are not interested in the dates for Easter and other irregular holidays that are based on a solar cycle.
April 4 (4/4), June 6 (6/6), August 8 (8/8), October 10 (10/10), December 12 (12/12), and the last day of February always fall on the same day of the week in any given year. This is called the ‘Doomsday rule’. Check these dates using the full 12-month calendar below to verify.
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Historical Events Of 1988
- January 1, 1988 – The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America comes into existence, creating the largest Lutheran denomination in the United States.
- February 17, 1988 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Dragon in Chinese astrology.
- February 29, 1988 – Svend Robinson becomes the first member of the Canadian House of Commons to come out as gay.
- July 8, 1988 – The Island Express train travelling from Bangalore to Kanyakumari derails on the Peruman bridge and falls into Ashtamudi Lake, killing 105 passengers and injuring over 200 more.
- September 7, 1988 – Abdul Ahad Mohmand, the first Afghan in space, returns aboard the Soviet spacecraft Soyuz TM-5 after 9 days on the Mir space station.
- September 30, 1988 – Al Holbert was fatally injured when his privately owned propeller driven Piper PA-60 aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff near Columbus, Ohio when a clamshell door was not closed.
- October 26, 1988 – Ronald Reagan decides to tear down the new U.S. Embassy in Moscow because of Soviet listening devices in the building structure.
- November 15, 1988 – In the Soviet Union, the unmanned Shuttle Buran makes its only space flight.
- 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 31, 1988 – Pittsburgh Penguins’ Mario Lemieux becomes the only National Hockey League player to score goals in five different ways: even strength, shorthanded, power play, penalty shot, and empty net, during an 8–6 win over the New Jersey Devils.
Who Were Born On 1988?
- January 20, 1988 – Uwa Elderson Echiéjilé, Nigerian footballer
- February 22, 1988 – Ximena Navarrete, Mexican model and actress, Miss Universe 2010
- March 17, 1988 – Fraser Forster, English footballer
- June 30, 1988 – Jack Douglass, American comedian and actor
- July 23, 1988 – Pippa Bennett-Warner, English actress
- August 5, 1988 – Princess Salwa Aga Khan, American model
- August 26, 1988 – Princess Maria Laura of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este
- November 17, 1988 – Eric Nam, American-South Korean singer