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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1988?


Events

  • 01 May 1988 Romance / Romance opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 297 performances
  • 02 May 1988 Baltimore Orioles sign a 15-year lease to remain in Baltimore and get a new park.
  • 03 May 1988 4,200kg Colombian cocaine is seized at Tarpon Springs, Florida.
  • 04 May 1988 A major explosion at an industrial solid-fuel rocket plant in Henderson, Nevada, causes damage extending up to 10 miles away, including Las Vegas's McCarran International Airport.
  • 05 May 1988 Eugene A Marino installed as 1st black US Archbishop
  • 06 May 1988 Graeme Hick scores 405 for Worcestershire versus Somerset 35 fours 11 sixes.
  • 07 May 1988 114th Kentucky Derby: Gary Stevens on Winning Colors wins in 2:02.2.
  • 08 May 1988 Oba Oba closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 46 performances
  • 09 May 1988 Belgium: 8th government of Martens forms
  • 11 May 1988 KV Mechelen wins 28th Europe Cup II.
  • 12 May 1988 Carrie opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 14 May 1988 Mail closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 36 performances
  • 15 May 1988 Carrie closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 16 May 1988 Surgeon General C Everett Koop reports nicotine as addictive as heroin
  • 18 May 1988 Bayer Leverkusen wins 17th UEFA Cup at Leverkusen.
  • 19 May 1988 Carlos Lehder Rivas, of Colombia's Medell?n drug cartel, is convicted in Florida for smuggling more than three tons of cocaine into US.
  • 20 May 1988 Mike Schmidt hits his 535th homerun, moving into 8th place.
  • 21 May 1988 Fat by Weird Al Yankovic hits #99
  • 22 May 1988 34th LPGA Championship won by Sherri Turner.
  • 23 May 1988 Maryland stops sale of cheap pistols on Jan 1, 1990
  • 24 May 1988 Porntip Nakhirunkanok, 19, of Thailand, crowned 37th Miss Universe.
  • 25 May 1988 PSV wins Europe Cup.
  • 27 May 1988 US Senate ratifies a treaty eliminating medium-range nuclear missiles.
  • 28 May 1988 Genie Francis (General Hospital) weds Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek TNG)
  • 29 May 1988 President Zia ul-Haq fires government / disbands parliament in Pakistan
  • 31 May 1988 U.S. President Ronald Reagan addresses 600 Moscow State University students, during his visit to the Soviet Union.

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in May 1988?
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Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - With A Little Help From My Friends / She's Leaving Home
  2. - Perfect
  3. - Anfield Rap (Red Machine In Full Effect)
  4. - Theme From S-Express
  5. - Got To Be Certain

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Big Blue

The Big Blue

Release year: 1988

Directed by: Luc Besson

Starring: Jean-Marc Barr, Jean Reno, Rosanna Arquette, Paul Shenar

Country: United States of America

Waaris

Waaris

Release year: 1988

Directed by: Ravindra Peepat

Starring: Smita Patil, Amrita Singh, Raj Babbar, Kulbhushan Kharbanda

Chocolat

Chocolat

Release year: 1988

Directed by: Claire Denis

Starring: Isaach De Bankolé, Giulia Boschi, François Cluzet, Jean-Claude Adelin

Willow

Willow

Release year: 1988

Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring: Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Warwick Davis, Jean Marsh

Country: United States of America

Big

Big

Release year: 1988

Directed by: Penny Marshall

Starring: Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia, John Heard

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in May 1988?
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The Trial Of Socrates by I. F. Stone

The Trial Of Socrates

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In unraveling the long-hidden issues of the most famous free speech case of all time, noted author I.F. Stone ranges far and wide over Roman as well as Greek history to

The Icarus Agenda by Robert Ludlum

The Icarus Agenda

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Colorado Congressman Evan Kendrick is trying to live out his term quietly when a political mole reveals his deepest secret: Kendrick was the anonymous hero who freed the hostages held by Arab terrorists in the American embassy in Masqat, and …

Moonwalk by Michael Jackson

Moonwalk

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The #1 New York Times bestseller! Michael Jackson’s one and only autobiography – his life, in his words. With original Foreword by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, a new Introduction by Motown founder

Prelude To Foundation by Isaac Asimov

Prelude To Foundation

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It is the year 12,020 G.E. and Emperor Cleon I sits uneasily on the Imperial throne of Trantor. Here in the great multidomed capital of the Galactic Empire, forty billion people

Thriving On Chaos by Tom Peters

Thriving On Chaos

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The national bestseller that offers prescriptions for an economic world turned upside down. A New York Times bestseller for eleven months.