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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 1988.
The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on August 1988: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1988?


Events

  • 01 Aug 1988 Deep Rover one-man research submarine unveiled at Crater Lake, Oregon.
  • 02 Aug 1988 Raymond Acevedo is retired from singing group Menudo
  • 03 Aug 1988 Skip Storch swims 246 km of Hudson River from Albany to New York City
  • 04 Aug 1988 US Congress votes $20,000 to each Japanese-American interned in WW II.
  • 05 Aug 1988 Mario Biaggi (Representative-Democrat-New York), convicted of racketeering, resigns seat.
  • 06 Aug 1988 Oakland Athletics Jose Canseco becomes 11th to hit 30 HRs and steal 30 bases
  • 07 Aug 1988 Martha Nause wins Planters Pat Bradley International Golf Tournament
  • 08 Aug 1988 9th US Seniors Golf Open: Gary Player
  • 09 Aug 1988 Just one day after 8/8/88 New York lottery's daily number is 888.
  • 10 Aug 1988 Matt Biondi swims world record 100m free style (48.42 seconds)
  • 11 Aug 1988 225 at bats after #299, Met Gary Carter is 59th to hit 300th HR
  • 12 Aug 1988 Movie Last Temptation of Christ is released
  • 13 Aug 1988 Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit Opens
  • 14 Aug 1988 70th PGA Championship: Jeff Sluman shoots a 272 at Oak Tree Golf Club - Edmond
  • 15 Aug 1988 At 4PM LILCO consumers used a record 3,813 megawatts
  • 16 Aug 1988 IBM introduces software for artificial intelligence
  • 17 Aug 1988 LIRR says Penn station will get air conditioning in 1991
  • 18 Aug 1988 Largest house (130 rooms) on Long Island, New York sells for $22 million.
  • 19 Aug 1988 Iran-Iraq begin a cease-fire in their 8-year-old war (11pm EDT)
  • 20 Aug 1988 6.5 earthquake strikes India / Nepal, 1,000s killed
  • 21 Aug 1988 Cease fire between Iran and Iraq takes effect after 8 years of war
  • 22 Aug 1988 NBC premieres Later with Bob Costas (1st guest Linda Ellerbee)
  • 23 Aug 1988 Mike Tyson and Mitch Green brawl at 4 A.M. in Harlem
  • 25 Aug 1988 Challenger Center opens its classroom doors in Houston
  • 27 Aug 1988 Dodger Tommy Lasorda wins 1,000th game as manager tops Philadelphia, 4-2
  • 28 Aug 1988 40th Emmy Awards: 30something, Wonder Years and Richard Kiley
  • 29 Aug 1988 USSR launches 3 Cosmonauts (Valery Polyakav, 1 Afghan) to station Mir
  • 30 Aug 1988 Julianne Philips files for divorce from Bruce Springsteen
  • 31 Aug 1988 5-day power blackout of downtown Seattle begins

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Movies

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The Vanishing

The Vanishing

Release year: 1988

Directed by: George Sluizer

Starring: Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu, Gene Bervoets, Johanna ter Steege, Gwen Eckhaus

Country: United States of America

The Last Temptation of Christ

The Last Temptation of Christ

Release year: 1988

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey, Paul Greco

Country: United States of America

Story of Women

Story of Women

Release year: 1988

Directed by: Claude Chabrol

Starring: Isabelle Huppert, François Cluzet, Marie Trintignant, Nils Tavernier

Eight Men Out

Eight Men Out

Release year: 1988

Directed by: John Sayles

Starring: John Cusack, Clifton James, Michael Lerner, Christopher Lloyd

Miracle Mile

Miracle Mile

Release year: 1988

Directed by: Steve De Jarnatt

Starring: Anthony Edwards, Mare Winningham, John Agar, Lou Hancock

Books

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The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher

The Shell Seekers

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3 stories

Zoya by Danielle Steel

Zoya

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Against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution and World War I Europe, Zoya, young cousin to the Tsar, flees St. Petersburg to Paris to find safety. Her entire world forever changed, she faces hard times and joins the Ballet Russe …

To Be The Best by Barbara Taylor Bradford

To Be The Best

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Enthralling sequel to Barbara Taylor Bradford's universally loved novels, A Woman of Substance and Hold The Dream. Set in Yorkshire, Hong Kong and America, this remarkable contemporary novel continues the

Firefighters by Dennis Smith

Firefighters

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An unforgettable journey through the daily lives of the brave men and women who have made saving lives their profession.Dennis Smith, author of Report from Engine Co.