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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1988?


Events

  • 01 Feb 1988 Heather O'Rourke, American actress (Poltergeist), dies of intestinal ailment at age 12 (born 1975).
  • 03 Feb 1988 The Democrat-controlled United States House of Representatives rejects President Ronald Reagan's request for $36.25 million to support the Nicaraguan Contras.
  • 04 Feb 1988 Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega indicted on drug charges
  • 05 Feb 1988 Arizona House of Representatives votes to impeach Republican Governor Evan Mecham.
  • 07 Feb 1988 38th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 138-133 at Chicago, Illinois.
  • 08 Feb 1988 NASA launches DOD-2.
  • 09 Feb 1988 39th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 6-5 (overtime) at Saint Louis, Missouri.
  • 10 Feb 1988 Three-judge panel of 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, California strikes down Army's ban on homosexuals (later overturned by appeal).
  • 11 Feb 1988 Anthony M Kennedy appointed to Supreme Court
  • 12 Feb 1988 Anthony M. Kennedy is appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States.
  • 13 Feb 1988 15th Winter Olympic games open at Calgary, Canada
  • 14 Feb 1988 General hospital star Jackie Zeman marries Glenn Gorden
  • 15 Feb 1988 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 16 Feb 1988 First documented combat action by US military advisors in El Salvador.
  • 17 Feb 1988 Lebanese terrorists kidnap UN truce observer Lt Col William Higgins
  • 18 Feb 1988 Anthony M Kennedy sworn in as US Supreme Court Justice.
  • 19 Feb 1988 Helga Arendt, Silke-Beate Knoll, Mechthild Kluth, and Gisela Kinzel walk indoor female world record 4x200 metre (1:32.55).
  • 20 Feb 1988 Peter Kalikow purchases New York Post from Rupert Murdoch for US$37.6 million.
  • 21 Feb 1988 Televangelist Jimmy Swaggert confesses his sins to his congregation
  • 22 Feb 1988 Bonnie Blair skates world record 500 metre (39.10 seconds).
  • 23 Feb 1988 15th Winter Olympic games opens in Calgary, Alberta
  • 24 Feb 1988 Supreme Ct votes 8-0 Jerry Falwell cannot collect for Hustler parody
  • 25 Feb 1988 Bruce Springsteen Tunnel of Love Tour, begins in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 26 Feb 1988 Christa Rotherburger (German Democratic Republic) skates ladies world record 1000 metre (1:17.65).
  • 27 Feb 1988 Gulfstream G-IV jet goes around the world 36:08:34.
  • 28 Feb 1988 15th Winter Olympic games close at Calgary, Canada
  • 29 Feb 1988 KWK-FM in St. Louis Missouri changes call letters to WKBG

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Movies

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Stand and Deliver

Stand and Deliver

Release year: 1988

Directed by: Ramón Menéndez

Starring: Edward James Olmos, Estelle Harris, Mark Phelan, Virginia Paris

Country: United States of America

Hairspray

Hairspray

Release year: 1988

Directed by: John Waters

Starring: Sonny Bono, Ruth Brown, Divine, Debbie Harry

Country: United States of America

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Le petit amour

Le petit amour

Release year: 1988

Directed by: Agnès Varda

Starring: Jane Birkin, Mathieu Demy, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Lou Doillon

Books

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Leaving Home by Garrison Keillor

Leaving Home

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In the first collection of Lake Wobegon monologues, Keillor tells readers more about some of the people from Lake Wobegon Days and introduces some new faces.

Oscar Wilde by Richard Ellmann

Oscar Wilde

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The biography sensitive to the tragic pattern of the story of a great subject: Oscar Wilde - psychologically and sexually complicated, enormously quotable, central to a alluring cultural world and someone

The Tenants Of Time by Thomas Flanagan

The Tenants Of Time

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Volume 2 of Thomas Flanagan’s Irish History Trilogy The second volume of Thomas Flanagan’s best-selling Irish-history trilogy (which begins with The Year of the French and closes with The End of the Hunt) is set at the turn of the …

Detour by Cheryl Crane with Cliff Jahr

Detour

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Detour - A Hollywood Tragedy: My Life with Lana Turner, My Mother

Sarum by Edward Rutherfurd

Sarum

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A masterpiece that is breathtaking in its scope, SARUM is an epic novel that traces the entire turbulent course of English history.