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EVENTS IN HISTORY 1988
JAN 01 – Dell Computers is incorporated
JAN 02 – The Rose Bowl is won by The Michigan State Spartans when they defeat the USC Trojans
FEB 12 – Anthony M. Kennedy becomes a Justice on the US Supreme Court
FEB 24 – The US Supreme Court overturns a decision by a lesser court that awarded Evangelist Jerry Farwell $200,00 in damages against Hustler Magazine
MAR 08 – George H. Bush wins numerous Republican primaries on Super Tuesday defeating Robert Dole
MAR 16 – Lt. Colonel Oliver North and Vice Admiral John Poindexter are indicated as a result of The Iran-Contra Affair
APR 05 – Micheal Dukakis, Massachusetts Governor wins the Wisconsin Democratic presidential primary
APR 11 – Director Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Last Emperor wins 9 Academy Awards
APR 12 – Sonny Bono of Sonny and Cher fame is elected Mayor of Pal Springs, California
MAY 16 – C. Everett Koop, US Surgeon General, releases a report stating that nicotine has addictive properties similar to those of heroin and cocaine
MAY 27Windows 2.1 is released by MicroSoft
JUL 20 – Micheal Dukakis is nominated as the Democratic Presidential Candidate at their convention in Atlanta, Georgia
AUG 09 – The first ever night game of baseball is played at Wrigley Field
AUG 18 – George Herbert Walker Bush is nominated by the Republican Party as their candidate for President at their convention in New Orleans, Louisiana
SEP 29 – The US resumes maned space flights with STS-26, the maiden flight of Space Shuttle Discovery, after the Challenger Disaster
OCT 05 – During the only Vice Presidential debate of the 1988 election, the Republican vice presidential nominee, Senator Dan Quayle, insists he has as much experience in government as John F. Kennedy did when he sought the presidency in 1960. His Democratic opponent, Senator Lloyd Bentsen, replies, “Senator, I knew Jack Kennedy. I served with Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you’re no Jack Kennedy.”
OCT 30 – Tobacco giant Phillip Morris purchases KRAFT Foods for more than $13 billion US dollars
NOV 08 – George H. W. Bush is elected the 41st President of The United States
NOV 21 – TBS and CNN owner Ted Turner buys Jim Crockett Promotions later to become World Championship Wrestling (WCW)
NOV 30 – RJR Nabisco is purchased by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co in a leveraged buyout, the biggest such deal of all time
DEC 01 – The first World A.I.D.S. Day is observed
DEC 09 – The last Dodge Aries and Plymouth Reliant roll of the Chrysler assembly lines
DEC 12 – Mikael Gorbachev, Soviet President, begins an official visit to the United States
DEC 19 – Soviet President Mikhael Gorbachev cuts his US visit short due to an earthquake in Soviet Armenia that kills thousands
DEC 21 – PAN AM Flight 103 is destroyed over Lockerbie, Scotland in the United Kingdome killing 178 Americans and 270 in total

SOURCE: Wikipedia

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BILLBOARD TOP 100 OF 1988

1 Faith George Michael
2 Need You Tonight INXS
3 Got My Mind Set On You George Harrison
4 Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley
5 Sweet Child O’ Mine Guns N’ Roses
6 So Emotional Whitney Houston
7 Heaven Is A Place On Earth Belinda Carlisle
8 Could’ve Been Tiffany
9 Hands To Heaven Breathe
10 Roll With It Steve Winwood
11 One More Try George Michael
12 Wishing Well Terence Trent d’Arby
13 Anything For You Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine
14 The Flame Cheap Trick
15 Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car Billy Ocean
16 Seasons Change Expose
17 Is This Love Whitesnake
18 Wild, Wild West Escape Club
19 Pour Some Sugar On Me Def Leppard
20 I’ll Always Love You Taylor Dayne
21 Man In The Mirror Michael Jackson
22 Shake Your Love Debbie Gibson
23 Simply Irresistible Robert Palmer
24 Hold On To The Nights Richard Marx
25 Hungry Eyes Eric Carnen
26 Shattered Dreams Johnny Hates Jazz
27 Father Figure George Michael
28 Naughty Girls (Need Love Too) Samantha Fox
29 A Groovy Kind Of Love Phil Collins
30 Love Bites Def Leppard
31 Endless Summer Nights Richard Marx
32 Foolish Beat Debbie Gibson
33 Where Do Broken Hearts Go Whitney Houston
34 Angel Aerosmith
35 Hazy Shade Of Winter Bangles
36 The Way You Make Me Feel Michael Jackson
37 Don’t Worry, Be Happy Bobby McFerrin
38 Make Me Lose Control Eric Carnen
39 Red Red Wine UB40
40 She’s Like The Wind Patric Swayze
41 Bad Medicine Bon Jovi
42 Kokomo Beach Boys
43 I Don’t Wanna Go On With You Like That Elton John
44 Together Forever Rick Astley
45 Monkey George Michael
46 Devil Inside INXS
47 Should’ve Known Better Richard Marx
48 I Don’t Wanna Live Without Your Love Chicago
49 The Loco-Motion Kylie Minogue
50 What Have I Done To Deserve This? Pet Shop Boys and Dusty Springfield
51 Make It Real Jets
52 What’s On Your Mind Information Society
53 Tell It To My Heart Taylor Dayne
54 Out Of The Blue Debbie Gibson
55 Don’t You Want Me Jody Watley
56 Desire U2
57 I Get Weak Belinda Carlisle
58 Sign Your Name Terence Trent d’Arby
59 I Want To Be Your Man Roger
60 Girlfriend Pebbles
61 Dirty Diana Michael Jackson
62 36925 Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine
63 Mercedes Boy Pebbles
64 Perfect World Huey Lewis and The News
65 New Sensation INXS
66 Catch Me (I’m Falling) Pretty Poison
67 If It Isn’t Love New Edition
68 Rocket 2 U Jets
69 One Good Woman Peter Cetera
70 Don’t Be Cruel Cheap Trick
71 Candle In The Wind Elton John
72 Everything Your Heart Desires Daryl Hall and John Oates
73 Say You Will Foreigner
74 I Want Her Keith Sweat
75 Pink Cadillac Natalie Cole
76 Fast Car Tracy Chapman
77 Electric Blue Icehouse
78 The Valley Road Bruce Hornsby and The Range
79 Don’t Be Cruel Bobby Brown
80 Always On My Mind Pet Shop Boys
81 Piano In The Dark Brenda Russell feat. Joe Esposito
82 When It’s Love Van Halen
83 Don’t Shed A Tear Paul Carrack
84 We’ll Be Together Sting
85 I Hate Myself For Loving You Joan Jett and The Blackhearts
86 I Don’t Want To Live Without You Foreigner
87 Nite And Day Al B. Sure!
88 Don’t You Know What The Night Can Do Steve Winwood
89 One Moment In Time Whitney Houston
90 Can’t Stay Away From You Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine
91 Kissing A Fool George Michael
92 Cherry Bomb John Cougar Mellancamp
93 I Still Believe Brenda K. Starr
94 I Found Someone Cher
95 Never Tear Us Apart INXS
96 Valerie Steve Winwood
97 Just Like Paradise David Lee Roth
98 Nothin’ But A Good Time Poison
99 Wait White Lion
99 Wait White Lion
100 Prove Your Love Taylor Dayne
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