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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

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Another Woman

Another Woman

Release year: 1988

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Gena Rowlands, Mia Farrow, Ian Holm, Blythe Danner

They Live

They Live

Release year: 1988

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Roddy Piper, Keith David, Meg Foster, George 'Buck' Flower

Country: United States of America

The Accused

The Accused

Release year: 1988

Directed by: Jonathan Kaplan

Starring: Kelly McGillis, Jodie Foster, Bernie Coulson, Leo Rossi

Country: United States of America

Gorillas in the Mist

Gorillas in the Mist

Release year: 1988

Directed by: Michael Apted

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Bryan Brown, Julie Harris, John Omirah Miluwi

A Cry in the Dark

A Cry in the Dark

Release year: 1988

Directed by: Fred Schepisi

Starring: Meryl Streep, Sam Neill, Dale Reeves, David Hoflin

Books

Which were the most popular books released in October 1988?
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Shining Through by Susan Isaacs

Shining Through

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It's 1940 and Linda Voss, legal secretary extraordinaire, has a secret. She's head over heels in love with her boss, John Berringer, the pride of the Ivy League.

Riding The Iron Rooster by Paul Theroux

Riding The Iron Rooster

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Paul Theroux, the author of the train travel classics The Great Railway Bazaar and The Old Patagonian Express, takes to the rails once again in this account of his epic journey

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.

Final Flight by Stephen Coonts

Final Flight

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The most daring -- and deadly -- terrorist plot of all time is about to unfold aboard the supercarrier USS United States.

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.