1988 in History



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 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 Ripken 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 Million in New Jersey
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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