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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 1988?


Events

  • 01 Jan 1988 Year of the Reader begins
  • 02 Jan 1988 Mulroney and Reagan sign Canada-US free trade agreement
  • 03 Jan 1988 Israel orders nine Palestinian "instigators" deported from West Beirut.
  • 08 Jan 1988 Dow Jones down 140.58 points
  • 09 Jan 1988 English Earl of Saint Andrews marries Sylvana Tomaselli.
  • 11 Jan 1988 Test debut of Phil Simmons, West Indies versus India, Madras.
  • 12 Jan 1988 Willie Stargell (Pittsburgh Pirates player), elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • 13 Jan 1988 LA Dodger / SD Padre Steve Garvey retires
  • 15 Jan 1988 Narendra Hirwani takes 16-136 (8-61 and 8-75) versus West Indies on Test debut.
  • 16 Jan 1988 4th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Live wins
  • 17 Jan 1988 Teddy & Alice closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 77 performances
  • 18 Jan 1988 Airliner crashes in southwest China, killing all 108 on board.
  • 19 Jan 1988 48 Hours premiers on CBS-TV
  • 20 Jan 1988 Arizona committee opens hearing on impeachment of Governor Evan Mecham.
  • 21 Jan 1988 US accepts immigration of 30,000 US-Vietnamese children.
  • 22 Jan 1988 Mike Tyson TKOs Larry Holmes in four rounds for heavyweight boxing title.
  • 23 Jan 1988 45th Golden Globes: The Last Emperor, Sally Kirkland, Michael Douglas.
  • 24 Jan 1988 9th ACE Cable Awards
  • 25 Jan 1988 George Harrison releases When We Was Fab
  • 26 Jan 1988 Phantom of the Opera opens at Majestic Theater in New York City, New York for 4,000+ performances.
  • 27 Jan 1988 US Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves nomination of Judge Anthony M Kennedy to US Supreme Court.
  • 28 Jan 1988 Saratina! opens at Cort Theater NYC for 597 performances
  • 29 Jan 1988 Largest NBA crowd-Boston Celtics at Detroit Pistons (61,938).
  • 30 Jan 1988 Hansie Cronje gets a pair in second first-class game (OFS versus N Tvl).
  • 31 Jan 1988 Barge sinks near Anacortes, Washington, USA, spills 70,000 gallons of oil.

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Movies

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Grave of the Fireflies

Grave of the Fireflies

Directed by: Isao Takahata

Starring: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Akemi Yamaguchi, Yoshiko Shinohara

Country: United States of America

Cinema Paradiso

Cinema Paradiso

Directed by: Giuseppe Tornatore

Starring: Philippe Noiret, Enzo Cannavale, Antonella Attili, Isa Danieli

Country: United States of America

My Neighbor Totoro

My Neighbor Totoro

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Hitoshi Takagi, Noriko Hidaka, Chika Sakamoto, Shigesato Itoi

Country: United States of America

Die Hard

Die Hard

Directed by: John McTiernan

Starring: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson

Country: United States of America

Akira

Akira

Directed by: Katsuhiro Ôtomo

Starring: Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Tesshô Genda

Country: United States of America