Here you can see some things that happened in the year of 1988.

– IMPORTANT EVENTS:

After 8 years and 1.5 million dead the Iran – Iraq war ends.

Iraq carries out Poison Gas Attack On Kurds.

Earthquake in Armenia Kills 60,000.

Suspected Libyan terrorist bomb explodes on Pan Am jet over Lockerbie in Scotland on December 21st killing all 259 on board and 11 on the ground.

Australia celebrates its bicentennial.

A new drug Crack appears (A derivative of Cocaine) and is increasingly found in US Cities.

UK SAS kill suspected IRA bombers in Gibraltar.

The English Pound Note ceases to be legal Tender.

Ben Johnson wins the 100m gold at the Seoul Olympics and is then disqualified for taking the anabolic steroid, Stanozol.

In USA, North, Poindexter, Secord, and Hakim indicted for their involvement in Iran-Contra affair.

Salmonella is found in Eggs in Britain causing problems for British Farmers.

Laws restricting opening times for UK Pubs are changed allowing Pubs to stay open all day.

K34 people die in the Clapham Rail Crash.

Widespread strikes in Poland by Solidarity Supporters.

Archaeologists uncover the original Globe Theatre in London.

Benazir Bhutto is elected as the Prime Minister of Pakistan.

Soviet Red Army withdraws from Afghanistan.

A Soviet Union School Bus is Hijacked.

Panama leader General Manual Antonio Noriega, is charged with drug smuggling and money laundering.

Yasser Arafat is invited to adress the U.N. General Assembly.

Piper Alpha drilling platform in the North Sea is destroyed by explosions and fires killing 165 oil workers and 2 rescue mariners.

The Summer Olympics are held in Seoul, South Korea.

Students and Buddhist monks protest against military rule in Burma leading to multiple arrests and murder by the Military government.

The USS Vincennes shoots down Iranian passenger jet Flight 655.

Over 1/3 of Yellowstone National Park is destroyed when a a series of more than 250 small different fires combined with the 1988 Drought destroys 793,880 acres of the park.

US Space Shuttle program resumes 2 1/2 years after Challenger disaster.

The Soviet Union launches the Soyuz TM-5 mission to take cosmonauts to the Mir space station for the fifth time.

Prince Charles escapes avalanche in Switzerland.

The Winter Olympic Games are held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Hurricane Gilbert devastated Jamaica, it turns towards Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula two days later.

First transatlantic fibre optic cable laid able to carry 40,000 telephone calls simultaneously.

The first major computer virus infects computers connected to the Internet.

The Hubble Space Telescope is put into operation.

The US Stealth Bomber is unveiled.

The Antidepressant Prozac introduced which quickly became the market leader for treating depression.


– FAMOUS BIRTHS:

Adele

Haley Joel Osment

Nikki Reed

Emma Stone

Rupert Grint

Vanessa Hudgens

Michael Cera

Rihanna

Jessie J

Stephen Curry

Juan Mata


– FAMOUS DEATHS:

Roy Orbison

Chet Baker

Andy Gibb

Harris Glenn Milstead

John Carradine


– FAMOUS MOVIES:

Rain Man

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Big

Twins

Crocodile Dundee II

Die Hard

The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

Beetlejuice

Dangerous Liaisons

A Fish Called Wanda

Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood


– FAMOUS SONGS:

Source: ThePeopleHistory, LikeTotally80s 

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