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 becomes Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet and thus head of state of the 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)
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail GorbachevGeneral Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev 3rd - WBMW-FM, Wash DC changes calls to WJFK & begins airing Howard Stern
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 first 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 for extreme-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 pigs' 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
LPGA Golfer Beth DanielLPGA Golfer Beth Daniel 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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