June 1988 calendar

June 1988

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 1988?


  • 01 Jun 1988 Les Miserables, opens at Shubert Theatre, LA
  • 02 Jun 1988 61st National Spelling Bee: Rageshree Ramachandran wins spelling elegiacal
  • 03 Jun 1988 Big, premieres in US
  • 04 Jun 1988 Cabaret closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 262 performances
  • 05 Jun 1988 58th French Mens Tennis: Mats Wilander beats Henri Leconte
  • 06 Jun 1988 22nd Music City News Country Awards: Randy Travis and Statler Brothers
  • 08 Jun 1988 Nippon Airways announces that painting eyeballs on Jets cut bird collisions by 20%
  • 09 Jun 1988 Bloodsport (1987), premieres in Germany
  • 10 Jun 1988 Greatest number of participants (31,678) on a bicycle tour (London, England).
  • 11 Jun 1988 Everything Your Heart Desires by Daryl Hall and John Oates peaks at #3
  • 12 Jun 1988 6th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Billy Casper
  • 13 Jun 1988 45th time opposing pitchers hit HRS, Mark Davis (Padres) / Mike Krukow
  • 14 Jun 1988 Woman sues Chuck Berry for $5,000,000 alleges he hit her
  • 15 Jun 1988 NASA launches space vehicle S-213.
  • 16 Jun 1988 Boston Red Sox Barrett steals home
  • 17 Jun 1988 Bruce Springsteen separates from Juliette Phillips
  • 18 Jun 1988 Jeff Hamilton, hits 8,000th Dodger home run
  • 19 Jun 1988 88th US Golf Open: Curtis Strange shoots a 278 at Country Club, Massachusetts
  • 20 Jun 1988 Curtis Strange wins US Open golf tournament
  • 21 Jun 1988 42nd NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Detroit Pistons, 4 games to 3
  • 22 Jun 1988 Disney releases the Touchstone Pictures animated and live-action feature film Who Framed Roger Rabbit? to theaters. It cost US$50.6 million to make, and another US$30 million for marketing. This film marks the first-ever on-screen meeting of Donald Duck and Daffy Duck. The film is based on the book Who Censored Roger Rabbit? by Gary Wolf.
  • 23 Jun 1988 Charlotte Hornets and Miami Heat begin their NBA expansion draft.
  • 24 Jun 1988 Red Sox begin AL record 23rd consecutive home win streak
  • 25 Jun 1988 Chess closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 68 performances
  • 26 Jun 1988 Air France Flight 296 crashes into the tops of trees beyond the runway on a demonstration flight at Habsheim, France three passengers are killed.
  • 27 Jun 1988 Reds bat out of order against Padres in 1st inning
  • 28 Jun 1988 Mike Tyson sues to break contract with manager Bill Cayton
  • 29 Jun 1988 Emmy 15th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 9th time
  • 30 Jun 1988 Sledge Hammer! last aires on ABC-TV
  • 01 Jun 1988 European Central Bank is founded in Brussels.
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Music charts

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

  1. - One More Tryyoutube
  2. - Together Forever (Remix)
  3. - Foolish Beatyoutube
  4. - Dirty Dianayoutube
  5. - Shattered Dreams

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - With A Little Help From My Friends / She's Leaving Home
  2. - Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You
  3. - Doctorin' The Tardis
  4. - The Twist (Yo, Twist)
  5. - I Owe You Nothing


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in June 1988?

Tapestry by Belva Plain



Bleva Plain's novel begins in 1920 and covers World War II.

Zoya by Danielle Steel



Zoya, a young cousin to the Tsar flees St. Petersburg for safety against the backdrop of World War I Europe and the Russian Revolution. She is forever changed by the events in her life and she joins Paris' Ballet Russe.

The Mysteries Of Pittsburgh by Michael Chabon

The Mysteries Of Pittsburgh


Michael Chabon's debut novel is an engaging tale of complex friendships, father-son conflict, and the awakening to a young man’s sexualidentity.

The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher

The Shell Seekers


3 stories

Freaky Deaky by Elmore Leonard

Freaky Deaky


"Wonderfully wicked...a pedal-to the-metal romp." --Chicago TribuneEx-counter-culture SDS revolutionaries from Chicago decide to make bomb-making and detonating a business venture in Elmore Leonard's explosive and electrifying masterclass.