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1988 Historical Event(s)
- 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 14, 1988 – Carrollton bus collision: a drunk driver traveling the wrong way on Interstate 71 near Carrollton, Kentucky, United States hits a converted school bus carrying a church youth group. The crash and ensuing fire kill 27.
- May 16, 1988 – A report by United States’ Surgeon General C. Everett Koop states that the addictive properties of nicotine are similar to those of heroin and cocaine.
- May 29, 1988 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan begins his first visit to the Soviet Union when he arrives in Moscow for a superpower summit with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.
- 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 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.
- November 3, 1988 – Sri Lankan Tamil mercenaries try to overthrow the Maldivian government. At President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom’s request, the Indian military suppresses the coup attempt within 24 hours.
- November 15, 1988 – The first Fairtrade label, Max Havelaar, is launched in the Netherlands.
- December 7, 1988 – Spitak Earthquake: In Armenia an earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale kills nearly 25,000, injures 15,000 and leaves 400,000 homeless.
Who Were Born On 1988?
- January 5, 1988 – Pauline, French singer
- January 15, 1988 – Sonny Moore (a.k.a Skrillex, American musician (From First to Last)
- February 8, 1988 – Keegan Meth, Zimbabwean cricketer
- February 21, 1988 – Matthias de Zordo, German javelin thrower
- February 25, 1988 – Jimmy Monaghan, Irish musician
- March 5, 1988 – Trevor Carson, Northern Irish footballer
- March 31, 1988 – Louis van der Westhuizen, Namibian cricketer
- May 21, 1988 – Park Gyuri, Korean singer/actress/disc jockey
- December 10, 1988 – Mitchell Donald, Dutch footballer
- December 27, 1988 – Hayley Williams, American singer (Paramore)