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
- February 5, 1988 – Manuel Noriega is indicted on drug smuggling and money laundering charges.
- February 17, 1988 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Dragon in Chinese astrology.
- May 8, 1988 – A fire at Illinois Bell’s Hinsdale Central Office triggers an extended 1AESS network outage once considered the “worst telecommunications disaster in US telephone industry history”.
- 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 4, 1988 – U.S. televangelist Jim Bakker is indicted for fraud.
- October 12, 1988 – Birchandra Manu massacre in Tripura, India
- October 19, 1988 – The British government imposes a broadcasting ban on television and radio interviews with members of Sinn Féin and eleven Irish republican and Ulster loyalist paramilitary groups.
- December 6, 1988 – The Australian Capital Territory is granted self-government.
- 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 9, 1988 – Katherine Copely, American ice dancer
- January 16, 1988 – Alex Gonzaga, Filipino actress, host, and writer
- January 21, 1988 – Ashton Eaton, American decathlete
- May 12, 1988 – Marcelo Vieira, Brazilian footballer
- July 25, 1988 – John Goossens, Dutch footballer
- July 30, 1988 – Lara Jean Marshall, English-Australian actress, singer, and dancer
- September 25, 1988 – Tamaryn Payne, English actress
- November 30, 1988 – Eir Aoi, Japanese singer
- December 18, 1988 – Brianne Theisen-Eaton, Canadian heptathlete
- December 21, 1988 – Alexa Goddard, English singer