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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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The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski

Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Starring: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi

Country: United States of America

Isle of Dogs

Isle of Dogs

Directed by: Wes Anderson

Starring: Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Bob Balaban

Planet of the Apes

Planet of the Apes

Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner

Starring: Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans

Country: United States of America

Bringing Up Baby

Bringing Up Baby

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Charles Ruggles, Walter Catlett

Country: United States of America

King Kong

King Kong

Directed by: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack

Starring: Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot, Frank Reicher

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in February 1988?
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Beloved by Toni Morrison

Beloved

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Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby.

Thai Horse by William Diehl

Thai Horse

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"It's enough to make Ludlum seem humdrum."ATLANTA JOURNAL & CONSTITUTIONChristian Hatcher, the licensed killer they call the Shadow Warrior, is out of jail and looking for the betrayer that got him

Mongoose R.I.P. by William F. Buckley Jr

Mongoose R.I.P.

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The Kennedy administration has plans to end the reign of Fidel Castro, and CIA operative Blackford Oakes becomes the point man in the secret maneuverings.

Chronicle Of The 20Th Century by Clifton Daniel

Chronicle Of The 20Th Century

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There's never been anything like it. Imagine being able to sweep your eyes over the incredible riches and excitement of our century as reported in the important" News of the Day"

Detour by Cheryl Crane with Cliff Jahr

Detour

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