September 1988 calendar

September 1988

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 1988?


  • 01 Sep 1988 Nintendo releases the Super Mario Bros. 2 video game for the Nintendo Entertainment System in the US.
  • 04 Sep 1988 Mike Tyson crashes a silver BMW into a tree near Catskills, New York
  • 05 Sep 1988 Betsy King wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
  • 06 Sep 1988 Thomas Gregory (11) swims English Canal
  • 07 Sep 1988 5th MTV Awards
  • 08 Sep 1988 Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
  • 09 Sep 1988 Braves Bruce Sutter joins Fingers and Gossage to save 300 games
  • 10 Sep 1988 102nd US Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Gabriela Sabatini
  • 11 Sep 1988 1 / 3 of population argues for Estonia autonomy
  • 12 Sep 1988 1st NFL regular-season game played in Phoenix; Cowboys beat Card
  • 13 Sep 1988 9 hard / software manufacturers announce EISA computer bus in New York
  • 15 Sep 1988 Les Miserables, opens at Raimund Theatre, Vienna
  • 16 Sep 1988 Cin Reds Tom Browning pitches a perfect game, beats Dodgers, 1-0
  • 17 Sep 1988 24th Olympic games open at Seoul, Korea
  • 18 Sep 1988 Juli Inkster wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
  • 19 Sep 1988 US Olympic diver Greg Louganis hits his head on diving board
  • 20 Sep 1988 Darrell Evans hits his 400th career home run
  • 21 Sep 1988 Mike Tyson smashes TV camera outside his Bernardsville New Jersey home
  • 22 Sep 1988 Canada begins production of a $5 silver Maple Leaf bullion coin
  • 23 Sep 1988 Rosa Mota wins 2nd female olympic marathon
  • 24 Sep 1988 Barbara C Harris of Mass, elected 1st woman Episcopal Bishop
  • 25 Sep 1988 Christopher Jacobs, Troy Dalbey, Tom Hunter and Matt Biondi, swim world record 4x100 m freestyle
  • 26 Sep 1988 US space shuttle STS-26 launched
  • 27 Sep 1988 Grand jury evidence shows Tawana Brawley fabricated rape story
  • 28 Sep 1988 LA Dodger Orel Hershiser sets record for consecutive scoreless inns
  • 29 Sep 1988 26th Space Shuttle mission, Discovery 7 launched
  • 30 Sep 1988 Andrei A Gromyko retires
  • 08 Sep 1988 Yellowstone National Park is closed for the first time in U.S. history due to ongoing fires.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Monkeyyoutube
  2. - Sweet Child O' Mineyoutube
  3. - Don't Worry Be Happy (Edit)
  4. - Simply Irresistible
  5. - Love Bitesyoutube

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Groovy Kind Of Love
  2. - One Moment In Time
  3. - He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother
  4. - Desire
  5. - Teardrops


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in September 1988?

The Cardinal Of The Kremlin by Tom Clancy

The Cardinal Of The Kremlin


Two men have vital information about Russia's Star Wars missile defence system. CARDINAL, America's top agent in the Kremlin, is one of the two men. He's about be fired by the KGB.

To Be The Best by Barbara Taylor Bradford

To Be The Best


This captivating sequel to Barbara Taylor Bradford’s beloved novels A Woman of Substance, Hold The Dream and A Woman of Substance is an enthralling read. This remarkable contemporary novel is set in America, Hong Kong, and Yorkshire.

Senatorial Privilege by Leo Damore

Senatorial Privilege


Two decades have passed since Senator Edward Kennedy's car plunged off Chappaquidick's Dike Bridge, killing Mary Jo Kopechne.

Transformation by Whitley Strieber



Communion's author has a new view of the magnificent, mysterious and fiercely active universe that was revealed to him by the catastrophic effects of an unknown assault.

A Thief Of Time by Tony Hillerman

A Thief Of Time


A prominent anthropologist disappears in a moonlit Indian ruin, where "thieves" of time ravage sacred ground for the sake of profit. He is on the brink of making an historic discovery that will change the course of history.