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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1988?


Events

  • 01 Oct 1988 Bradley Center in Milwaukee opens
  • 02 Oct 1988 24th Olympic games close at Seoul, Korea
  • 03 Oct 1988 Criterion Center Theater opens at Broadway bet 44th and 45th Sts, New York City
  • 04 Oct 1988 Pillsbury stock soars $18.37 to $57.37 on takeover bid.
  • 05 Oct 1988 Brazil adopts its Constitution
  • 06 Oct 1988 Oakland Athletics sweep Boston Red Sox in four games for American League pennant.
  • 07 Oct 1988 Dallas Green replaces Lou Pinella as New York Yankee manager
  • 08 Oct 1988 Jay Howell ejected in NLCS game 3 for having pine tar on his glove
  • 09 Oct 1988 17% vote extremely-right Flemish Block in Belgium
  • 10 Oct 1988 22nd Country Music Association Award: Highway 101, K T Oslin win
  • 12 Oct 1988 George Bush and Michael Dukakis meet in 2nd debate
  • 13 Oct 1988 Nobel prize for literature awarded to Naguib Mahfouz
  • 14 Oct 1988 Mike Tyson countersues Robin Givens for divorce and annulment
  • 15 Oct 1988 NCAA record rushing yardage (768 yards-Oklahoma).
  • 16 Oct 1988 Smile Jamaica concert for Hurricane Gilbert victims held in London
  • 17 Oct 1988 Lyndon LaRouche pleads innocent to fraud, conspiracy indictment
  • 19 Oct 1988 Roxette releases Roxette Look Sharp! album
  • 20 Oct 1988 Dodgers win World Series, LA 1st to have both NBA and baseball champs as LA beats Oakland Athletics, 4 games to 1 in 85th World Series
  • 21 Oct 1988 Boston Celtics beat Yugoslavia 113-85 in Madrid, Spain.
  • 22 Oct 1988 Elton John sells out Madison Square Garden for a record 26th time
  • 23 Oct 1988 Boston Celtics play Spain in Madrid.
  • 24 Oct 1988 Traveling Wilburys Volume One is released
  • 26 Oct 1988 Donald Trump bills Mike Tyson $2,000,000 for 4 month advisory service
  • 27 Oct 1988 ET released to home video (14 million presold)
  • 28 Oct 1988 Jurors award $147,000 to Tacoma parishioner seduced by her minister
  • 29 Oct 1988 Jim Elliott (US) begins 24-hr paced outdoor race for 548.9 mi
  • 30 Oct 1988 Beth Daniel wins Nichirei Ladies Cup US-Japan Team Golf Championship
  • 31 Oct 1988 Journalists demand greater press freedom in Yugoslavia.

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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American History X

American History X

Directed by: Tony Kaye

Starring: Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D'Angelo, Jennifer Lien

Country: United States of America

Autumn Sonata

Autumn Sonata

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Liv Ullmann, Lena Nyman, Halvar Björk

Country: United States of America

Tangerines

Tangerines

Directed by: Zaza Urushadze

Starring: Lembit Ulfsak, Elmo Nüganen, Giorgi Nakashidze, Misha Meskhi

Show People

Show People

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Marion Davies, William Haines, Dell Henderson, Paul Ralli

Country: United States of America

The Lion in Winter

The Lion in Winter

Directed by: Anthony Harvey

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins, John Castle

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in October 1988?
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Generation Of Swine by Hunter S. Thompson

Generation Of Swine

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From the bestselling author of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, the legendary Hunter S. Thompson’s second volume of the “Gonzo Papers” is back.

The Cardinal Of The Kremlin by Tom Clancy

The Cardinal Of The Kremlin

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Two men possess vital data on Russia’s Star Wars missile defense system. One of them is CARDINAL—America's highest agent in the Kremlin—and he's about to be terminated by the KGB.

A Bright Shining Lie by Neil Sheehan

A Bright Shining Lie

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ONE OF THE MOST ACCLAIMED BOOKS OF OUR TIME25th ANNIVERSARY EDITIONWhen he came to Vietnam in 1962, Lieutenant Colonel John Paul Vann was the one clear-sighted participant in an enterpirse riddled

The First Salute by Barbara W. Tuchman

The First Salute

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Barbara W. Tuchman, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of the classic The Guns of August, turns her sights homeward with this brilliant, insightful narrative of the Revolutionary War.

Almost Golden by Gwenda Blair

Almost Golden

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Almost Golden: Jessica Savitch and the Selling of Television News