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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in December 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 December 1988: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1988?


Events

  • 01 Dec 1988 New York Islanders greatest shutout loss (8-0) versus Saint Louis Blues.
  • 02 Dec 1988 STS-27 Atlantis launched (Secret military mission)
  • 03 Dec 1988 New York Lotto pays US$45 million to twelve winners (numbers are 1-8-13-18-28-48).
  • 04 Dec 1988 Actor Gary Busey critically injured in motorcycle crash
  • 05 Dec 1988 North Carolina federal grand jury indicts PTL founder Jim Bakker on fraud and conspiracy.
  • 06 Dec 1988 Agnes Neil Williams purchases Baltimore Orioles for $70 million Eli Jacobs becomes CEO of Baltimore Orioles
  • 07 Dec 1988 6.9 earthquake in Armenia, Spitak destroyed, 60,000 killed
  • 08 Dec 1988 Famous vocalist Roy Orbison dies of a heart attack
  • 09 Dec 1988 The last Dodge Aries and Plymouth Reliant roll off the assembly line in a Chrysler factory.
  • 10 Dec 1988 Washington Capitals' first NHL scoreless tie, versus Montreal Canadiens.
  • 12 Dec 1988 3 trains collide in London, 40 die
  • 13 Dec 1988 Arafat addresses UN in Geneva
  • 14 Dec 1988 US agrees to talk to Palestine Liberation Organization (first time in 13 years).
  • 15 Dec 1988 Lori Davis of Long Island sues Mike Tyson for grabbing her buttocks
  • 16 Dec 1988 Political cult leader Lyndon LaRouche convicted of tax, mail fraud.
  • 17 Dec 1988 USS Tennessee, first submarine to carry Trident 2 missiles, commissioned.
  • 18 Dec 1988 Seattle Seahawks win their first ever division title with 9-7 record.
  • 19 Dec 1988 NASA unveils plans for lunar colony and manned missions to Mars.
  • 20 Dec 1988 NBC signs lease to stay in New York City for 33 more years.
  • 21 Dec 1988 New York bound Pan Am jumbo jet explodes over Scotland all 258 aboard die
  • 22 Dec 1988 Tug hits oil barge, spreads 231,000 gallons on 300 miles of Western Australia and British Columbia coast.
  • 26 Dec 1988 Legs Diamond opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 64 performances
  • 27 Dec 1988 Bulgaria stops jamming Radio Free Europe after more than three decades.
  • 28 Dec 1988 John Tarrant, 1st Aust born Zen teacher, receives Dharma Transmission
  • 29 Dec 1988 Soviet Red Army hockey team edges New York Islanders, 3-2 at Nassau Coliseum.
  • 30 Dec 1988 Oliver North subpoenas Ronald Reagan and George Bush as defense witnesses for upcoming trial.

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in December 1988?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley
  2. - Look Awayyoutube
  3. - Every Rose Has Its Thornyoutube
  4. - My Prerogativeyoutube
  5. - How Can I Fall?

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Mistletoe And Wine
  2. - Especially For You
  3. - Heaven Is A Place On Earth
  4. - Always On My Mind
  5. - Crackers International (EP)

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Rain Man

Rain Man

Release year: 1988

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino, Gerald R. Molen

Country: United States of America

Dangerous Liaisons

Dangerous Liaisons

Release year: 1988

Directed by: Stephen Frears

Starring: Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Michelle Pfeiffer, Swoosie Kurtz

Country: United States of America

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Release year: 1988

Directed by: Frank Oz

Starring: Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Glenne Headly, Anton Rodgers

Country: United States of America

Camille Claudel

Camille Claudel

Release year: 1988

Directed by: Bruno Nuytten

Starring: Isabelle Adjani, Gérard Depardieu, Madeleine Robinson, Laurent Grévill

Books

Which were the most popular books released in December 1988?
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The Home Planet by Kevin W. Kelley

The Home Planet

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Prepared under the aegis of the Association of Space Explorers and in cooperation with the Soviet agency Mir, The Home Planet conveys as no book ever has the human dimension of

A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein

A Light In The Attic

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Last night, while I lay thinking here,Some Whatifs crawled inside my earAnd pranced and partied all night longAnd sang their same old Whatif song:Whatif I flunk that test?Whatif

Peachtree Road by Anne Rivers Siddons

Peachtree Road

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Headstrong, independent, and devastatingly beautiful Lucy Bondurant Chastain Venable will never become the demure Southern lady her family requires—while her older cousin, Sheppard Gibbs Bondurant III, is too shy and bookish,

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 …

One by Richard Bach

One

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I gave my life to become the person I am right now. Was it worth it?