October 12, 2019 | SuzyQ
Travel back to 1988 and read about some of the headline stories from that year!
February 13. The Winter Olympics open in Calgary, Alberta.
March 16. Oliver North and John Poindexter are indicated on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States in connection with the Iran/Contra affair.
April 11. The Last Emperor wins nine Oscars, including Best Picture of 1987.
May 15. After more than eight years of fighting, the Soviet army begins its withdrawal from Afghanistan.
June 23. NASA scientist James Hansen testifies to the U.S. Senate that man-made global warming has begun.
August 9. The first official night game is played at Wrigley Field, with the Cubs playing the Mets.
August 20. The Iran-Iraq War - which began in September, 1980 - finally comes to an end.
September 17. The Summer Olympics open in Seoul, South Korea.
October 15. An injured Kirk Gibson hits a pinch-hit, walk-off home run in Game 1 of the World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Oakland Athletics.
November 8. George H.W. Bush is elected the 41st president of the United States.
December 2. Benazir Bhutto is sworn in as Prime Minister of Pakistan.
December 6. Rock legend Roy Orbison dies of a heart attack.