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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 1988?


Events

  • 02 Jul 1988 95th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Navratilova (57 62 61)
  • 03 Jul 1988 16th du Maurier Golf Classic: Sally Little
  • 04 Jul 1988 102nd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Stefan Edberg beats Becker (46 76 64 62)
  • 05 Jul 1988 Malcolm Marshall takes 7-22 at Old Trafford, England all out 93
  • 06 Jul 1988 North Sea oil platform Piper Alpha explodes, 166 die
  • 07 Jul 1988 Soviet Union launches Phobos 1 to probe Martian moon (unsuccessful).
  • 08 Jul 1988 Miami Arena opens
  • 09 Jul 1988 Facts of Life, Lisa Whelchel weds Steve Cauble
  • 10 Jul 1988 Terry-Jo Myers wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
  • 11 Jul 1988 Mike Tyson hires Donald Trump as an advisor
  • 12 Jul 1988 59th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-1 at Riverfront Stadium, Cin
  • 13 Jul 1988 9th Emmy Sports Award presentation
  • 14 Jul 1988 WYHY radio offers $1M to anyone who can prove Elvis is still alive
  • 16 Jul 1988 Carl Lewis runs a wind-assisted 100 m in 9.78 sec
  • 17 Jul 1988 117th British Golf Open: Seve Ballesteros shoots 273 at Royal Lytham
  • 18 Jul 1988 Abu Nidal terrorists kill 9 on City of Poros cruise ship
  • 20 Jul 1988 Michael Dukakis selected Democratic presidential nominee
  • 21 Jul 1988 Mass Gov Michael Dukakis accepts Democratic nomination for President
  • 22 Jul 1988 500 US scientists pledge to boycott Pentagon germ-warfare research.
  • 23 Jul 1988 General Ne Win, effective ruler of Burma since 1962, resigns after pro-democracy protests.
  • 24 Jul 1988 US and Jamaica play scoreless tie, in second round of 1990 world soccer cup.
  • 25 Jul 1988 Mindy Duncan, 16, of Oregon, crowned 6th Miss Teen USA
  • 26 Jul 1988 Mike Schmidt sets NL record appearing in 2,155 games at 3rd base, as Phillies and New York Mets end that game at 2:13 AM
  • 27 Jul 1988 General Sein Lwin succeeds Ne Win as President of Burma
  • 28 Jul 1988 IBM announces price hike on older models
  • 29 Jul 1988 Baltimore trades Mike Boddicker to the Red Sox for Brady Anderson and Curt Schilling
  • 30 Jul 1988 Harry Drake shoots arrow record 1873m
  • 31 Jul 1988 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Greater Washington Golf Open

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine

Country: United States of America

Saving Private Ryan

Saving Private Ryan

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns

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

Little Old New York

Little Old New York

Directed by: Sidney Olcott

Starring: Marion Davies, Stephen Carr, J.M. Kerrigan, Harrison Ford

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in July 1988?
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Alaska by James A. Michener

Alaska

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In this sweeping epic of the northernmost American frontier, James A. Michener guides us through Alaska’s fierce terrain and history, from the long-forgotten past to the bustling present.

A Trail Of Memories by Angelique L'Amour

A Trail Of Memories

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For decades, generations of readers have shared their favorite passages of favorite Louis L'Amour novels and short stories: parents with their children, neighbors with their friends, executives with their staff and

The Bonfire Of The Vanities by Tom Wolfe

The Bonfire Of The Vanities

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Vintage Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities, the #1 bestseller that will forever define late-twentieth-century New York style. "No one has portrayed New York Society this accurately and devastatingly since Edith Wharton" (The National Review)“A page-turner .

Chaos by James Gleick

Chaos

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The million-copy bestseller by National Book Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist James Gleick that reveals the science behind chaos theoryNational bestsellerMore than a million copies soldA work of popular science

Capote by Gerald Clarke

Capote

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An American original, Truman Capote was one of the best writers of his generation, a superb and almost matchless stylist. His short stories made him a literary celebrity while still in