Today in History for October 1988

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 89 of 89

1st - Bradley Center in Milwaukee opens
1st - Lowest batting avg for NL champion (Tony Gwynn .313)
1st - Mikhail Gorbachev became president of Soviet Union
2nd - 24th Olympic games close at Seoul, Korea
2nd - Gelindo Bordin wins 21st Olympics marathon (2:10:32)
2nd - Minnesota Twins are 1st AL club ever to break 3 million season attendance
2nd - Pakistan's Supreme Court orders free elections
2nd - Police breakup domestic disturbance between Mike Tyson & Robin Givens
2nd - Mike Tyson wrecks furniture in his Bernardsville NJ Mansion
3rd - 26th Space Shuttle Mission, Discovery 7 returns to Earth after 4-days
3rd - Criterion Center Theater opens at Broadway bet 44th & 45th Sts NYC
3rd - Lebanese kidnappers release Mithileshwar Singh (held for 30 months)
3rd - WBMW-FM, Wash DC changes calls to WJFK & begins airing Howard Stern
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail GorbachevGeneral Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev 4th - Pillsbury stock soars $18.37 to $57.37 on takeover bid
5th - Brazil adopts its Constitution
5th - Chilean population agrees at referendum against Pinochet regime
5th - Israel bans Meir Kahane's Kach Party on grounds of racism
6th - Oakland A's sweep Boston Red Sox in 4 games for AL pennant
7th - Jim Fregosi is fired as manager of White Sox
7th - Latvian flag raised in Riga for 1st time since annexation by USSR
7th - Lou Piniella is fired as manager of Yankees for 2nd time
7th - WNBC 660 final transmission, WFAN moves from 1050 to 660 & WUKQ begins on 1050 at 5:30 PM (NYC radio)
8th - Fire in Seattle's Space Needle causes evacuation, $2,000 damage
8th - Jay Howell ejected in NLCS game 3 for having pine tar on his glove
9th - 17% vote extremely-right Flemish Block in Belgium
9th - Dennis Eckersley, 1st to save all 4 games in a championship series
10th - 22nd Country Music Association Award: Highway 101, K T Oslin win
10th - Royals announce that Dick Howser, who underwent surgery for a brain tumor in July, will return to manage the club in 1989
12th - George W H Bush & Michael Dukakis meet in 2nd debate
12th - Israel & China sign trade deal, plan diplomatic relations
13th - Concert at Masada ends Israel's 40th-anniversary fest
13th - Nobel prize for literature awarded to Naguib Mahfouz
13th - Shroud of Turin, revered by many Christians as Christ's burial cloth, is shown by carbon-dating tests to be a fake from the Middle Ages
13th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
14th - NJ Devils raise their 1st pennant (Patrick Div Playoff Champs)
14th - Naguib Mahfouz is 1st Arabic writer to win Nobel literature prize
15th - Amnesty International's Global Concert Tour ends in Buenos Aires
15th - NCAA record rushing yardage (768 yards-Oklahoma)
15th - With 2 outs in bottom of 9th, an injured Kirk Gibson hits dramatic 2 run HR to gives Dodgers a 5-4 win in 1st game of World Series
16th - "Smile Jamaica" concert for Hurricane Gilbert victims held in London
16th - Orel Hirsheiser, 1st to pitch shutout in playoff & World Series
17th - 31 reported dead as Ugandan jetliner crashes in fog near Rome
17th - Dallas Green replaces Lou Pinella as manager of NY Yankees
17th - Lyndon LaRouche pleads innocent to fraud, conspiracy indictment
17th - Phillip Morris announces $11 Billion tender offer for Kraft
17th - Rockin Robin beats "Sensational" Sherri Martel for WWF woman's title
17th - Traveling Wilbury's 1st release "Handle With Care"
18th - Israel's supreme court uphold's ban on Kahane`s Kach Party as racist
18th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
19th - 3 Americans win Nobel in physics; 3 W Germans win chemistry Nobel
19th - Britain bans broadcast interviews with IRA members
19th - Car bomb kills 7 Israelis, wounds 11 near Lebanon border
19th - Roxette releases "Roxette Look Sharp!" album
19th - South African anti-apartheid leader Sisulu wins $100,000 Human Rights prize
19th - Senate passes bill curbing ads during children`s TV shows
20th - "Les Miserables," opens at Forrest Theatre, Phila
20th - Britain ends suspects' right to remain silent in crackdown on IRA
20th - Gastineau sacks Jets, retires from football "for personal reasons"
20th - LA Dodgers beat Oakland A's in baseball's 85th World Series 4 games to 1
20th - Man armed with explosives blows himself up in 125 St subway station (NYC)
20th - Reggie Rogers, Det Lion's # 1 pick, kills 3 by driving intoxicated
21st - Boston Celtics beat Yugoslavia 113-85 in Madrid
21st - Ferdinand & Imelda Marcos indicted on racketeering charges
Singer Elton JohnSinger Elton John 22nd - Elton John sells out Madison Square Garden for a record 26th time
22nd - Supreme Ct Justice Sandra Day O'Connor OK after breast cancer surgery
23rd - Boston Celtics play Spain in Madrid
23rd - Robert Bork's supreme court nomination rejected by US Senate
24th - NY Islander's & NHL high scorer, Mike Bossy retires
24th - Traveling Wilburys Volume One is released
24th - Typhoon Ruby sinks Philippine ferry; hundreds drown
25th - ABC News reports on potbellied pygmy porkers' popularity as pets
25th - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
Businessman & T.V. Personality Donald TrumpBusinessman & T.V. Personality Donald Trump 26th - Donald Trump bills Mike Tyson $2,000,000 for 4 month advisory service
26th - US-Soviet effort free 2 grey whales from frozen Arctic, Barrow, AK
27th - "ET" released to home video (14 million presold)
27th - Larry Flynt paid hitman $1M to kill Hefner, Guccione & Sinatra
28th - Jurors award $147,000 to Tacoma parishioner seduced by her minister
28th - Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen gives $10 million to University of Washington library
29th - 2,000 US anti-abortion protesters arrested for blocking clinics
29th - China announces a herbal male contraceptive
29th - Jim Elliott (US) begins 24-hr paced outdoor race for 548.9 mi
29th - First scheduled Soviet shuttle launch (postponed)
30th - 2 gambling clubs & 1 player share 61.38 M California lotto jackpot
30th - Beth Daniel wins Nichirei Ladies Cup US-Japan Team Golf Championship
30th - Jim Elliott (US) completes 24-hr paced outdoor race for 548.9 mi
30th - NY Jets finally beat Pittsburgh Steelers for 1st time
31st - 19°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Oct
31st - 1st Monday Night NFL game in Indianapolis, Colts beat Denver 55-23
31st - Journalists demand greater press freedom in Yugoslavia

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 17 of 17

1st - Cariba Heine, Australian actress
3rd - Tadhg Kelly, American actor
5th - Bahar Kızıl, German Singer (Monrose)
5th - Bobby Edner, American actor
5th - Maja Salvador, Filipina Actress
6th - Maki Horikita, Japanese model and actress
6th - Kayky Brito , Brazilian actor.
7th - Stacy DuPree, American musician (Eisley)
14th - MacKenzie Mauzy, American actress
14th - Max Thieriot, American actor
16th - Zoltán Stieber, Hungarian footballer
20th - Risa Niigaki, Japanese singer (Morning Musume)
23rd - Nicolaj Agger, Danish football player
24th - Daniel Shalikar, actor (Honey I Blew Up the Kids)
24th - Joshua Shalikar, actor (Honey I Blew Up the Kids)
30th - Janel Parrish, American actress
31st - Sébastien Buemi, Swiss racing driver

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 2 of 2

1st - Robert Englund, actor who plays Freddie Kruger weds Nancy Booth
Princess of Rock and Roll Lisa Marie PresleyPrincess of Rock and Roll Lisa Marie Presley (3rd) 3rd - "Princess of Rock and Roll" Lisa Marie Presley (20) weds musician Danny Keough (23) at the Church of Scientology

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 2 of 2

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike TysonHeavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson (7th) 7th - Robin Givens files for divorce after 8-month marriage to Mike Tyson
14th - Mike Tyson countersues Robin Givens for divorce & annulment

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 27 of 27

1st - Sacheverell Sitwell, English writer (b. 1897)
2nd - Alec Issigonis, Greek-British car designer, developer of the Mini (b. 1906)
3rd - Franz Josef Strauss, German FR min of defense (1956-62), dies at 73
3rd - Generoso Pope Jr, National Enquirer owner, dies at 61
7th - Billy Daniels, singer, dies of cancer at 73
8th - Ernst Hermann Meyer, composer, dies at 82
9th - Edward Chodorov, playwright/director (Louis Pasteur), dies at 84
9th - Felix Wankel, developer of Wankel rotary engine, dies
11th - Bonita Granville, actress (Lone Ranger, Hitler's Children), dies at 55
11th - Morgan Farley, actor (Open Secret), dies of natural causes at 90
11th - Wayland Flowers, ventriloquist (Madame), dies of AIDS at 48
12th - Ken Murray, actor (Bill & Coo, Crooner, Half-Marriage), dies at 85
12th - Ruth Manning-Sanders, author of children's books (b. 1895)
13th - Mike Venezia, jockey, dies in 5th-race fall at Belmont Race Track, NY
14th - Mary Morris, actress (Agitator, Double Door), dies
18th - Dimitri Frenkel Frank, writer/director (Hadimassa), dies at 60
19th - Friedrich Weinreb, Polish/Neth theologist/economist, dies at 77
19th - Son House, American musician (b. 1902)
20th - Sheila Scott, English aviatrix (b. 1922)
25th - Bill Cody, actor (Blazing Justice, Ghost City), dies at 75
27th - Charles Hawtrey, English actor (Carry On), dies near London at 73
27th - S B Fuller, founder (Fuller products), dies at 83
30th - John Houseman, actor (Paper Chase), dies at 86
30th - Sugar Geise, actress (Rhythm Parade), dies after brief illness at 71
30th - T. Hee, American animator (b. 1911)
31st - John Houseman, actor (Paper Chase, Fog), dies of spinal cancer at 86
31st - Alfred Pellan, Québécois painter (b. 1906)

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