Year 1988 in History - Important Historical Events of the year 1988

The year 1988 has a special significance of its own in India and world history. Let us know some such important events of the year 1988 such as: born famous people, death of famous people, war treaty, independence of a country, invention of new technology, change of power, important national and international day etc., knowing which your general Knowledge will increase.

Important Historical Events of the Year 1988 in World ⚡

DateIncident/Event
29 januaryOn the Test cricket debut 107 runs were scored by Mark great batch when he was playing against England.
20 februaryThe Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast voted to secede from Azerbaijan and join Armenia, triggering the Nagorno-Karabakh War.
27 februaryThe Armenian community of Sumgait in Azerbaijan was the targetof a violent pogrom.
29 februaryOn the test cricket debut, 107 runs were scored by Mark Greatbatch when he was playing against England
06 marchIn Operation Flavius, the British Special Air Service killed three Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers while they were conspiring to bomb a parade of British military bands in Gibraltar.
13 marchThe Seikan Tunnel, the longest and deepest tunnel in the world,opened between the cities of Hakodate and Aomori, Japan.
14 marchChina defeated Vietnam in a naval battle as the formerattempted to establish oceanographic observation posts on the SpratlyIslands.
15 marchNASA reports accelerated break dawn of arome layer by CFK. It is a very serious matter. Nowadays instead of decreasing the problems is going on increasing.
16 marchUsing pistols and grenades, loyalist Michael Stone attacked thefuneral of three Provisional IRA volunteers who had been killed inGibraltar ten days earlier, killing three attendees and injuring over 60more.
16 marchIran–Iraq War: Iraqi forces began attacking the Kurdish town of Halabja with chemical weapons, killing up to 5, 000 people.
17 marchEritrean War of Independence-The Eritrean People's LiberationFront encircled an Ethiopian force and gained a decisive victory in theBattle of Afabet.
04 aprilGovernor of Arizona Evan Mecham was removed from office afterbeing convicted in his impeachment trial.
14 april“Mails” opens at Music Box Theater New York City. It was for 36 performances.
14 aprilU.S.S.R., U.S., Pakistan and Afghanistan sign Afghanistan treaty.
15 mayThe last troop withdrawal of Soviet Army started on May 15, 1988 from Afghanistan following the end of Soviet Afghan War. This conflict is also known as ‘Bear Trap’ and it played a very significant role for emerging of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and a new era of terrorism.
03 julyUnited States Navy warship USS Vincennes shot down Iran Air Flight 655 over the Persian Gulf, killing all 290 people aboard.
06 augustNew York City Police officers charged a crowd protesting acurfew for the previously 24-hour Tompkins Square Park, sparking a riotthat led to more than 100 complaints of police brutality.
08 augustA series of marches, demonstrations, protests, and riots, whichbecame known as the 8888 Uprising, began against the one-party state ofthe Burma Socialist Programme Party.
09 augustWayne Gretzky was traded from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings in one of the most controversial player transactions inice hockey history.
10 augustJapanese American internment-The Civil Liberties Act of 1988became law, authorizing US$20,000 in reparations to each survivinginternee.
20 augustThe worse fire in the Yellowstone National Park destroys over 150,000 acres of the park. It caused a summer where over 1/3 of the park was ruined while the fire gained between 5 to 10 miles a day.
20 augustFires in the United States' Yellowstone National Park destroyedmore than 150,000 acres (610 km2), the single-worst day of theconflagration.
13 septemberHurricane Gilbert reached a minimum pressure of 888 mb(26.22 inHg) with sustained flight-level winds of 185 mph (295 km/h),making it the most intense Atlantic hurricane on record at the time.
27 septemberLed by pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi , thepolitical party National League for Democracy was founded in Burma.
12 octoberSri Lankan Civil War-Indian troops mounted a failed assault onJaffna University, which served as the Tamil Tigers' militaryheadquarters.
19 octoberA bill approved by the senate restricts the amount of ads that can be shown during children's TV programs.
04 novemberThousands of computers have been the targets of a computer virus. Due to the virus a number of computers were shut down as it slowed down their functioning and they were forced to reboot.
15 novemberThe Soviet Buran spacecraft, a reusable vehicle built inresponse to NASA's Space Shuttle program, was launched, unmanned, on herfirst and only space flight.
15 novemberPLO leader Yasser Arafat proclaimed the creation of the Stateof Palestine as 'the state of Palestinians wherever they may be'.
22 novemberAngela Merkel assumed office as the first female Chancellor ofGermany.
02 decemberBenazir Bhutto became Prime Minister of Pakistan, the firstwoman to head the government of an Islam-dominated state.
06 decemberThe Australian Capital Territory was granted self-government.
07 decemberA 6.9 Mw earthquake struck the Spitak region of Armenia, killing at least 25,000 people.
10 decemberAccording to rescue workers, the destructive earthquake that hit Armenia has led to the death of have approximately 45,000 people and rendered around 50,000 homeless.
12 decemberA collision between three trains during morning rush hour at Clapham Junction in south London, leads to the death of 35 people and injuring many others.
12 decemberThree trains collided near Clapham Junctionrailway station in London killing 35 people and injuring 500.
20 decemberThe United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances governing international cooperation against the illegal drug trade was signed in Vienna.
21 decemberA total of 270 people were killed when a bomb on board Pan Am Flight 103 exploded while the plane was in flight over Lockerbie, Scotland.
22 decemberBrazilian unionist and environmental activist Chico Mendes was murdered at his Xapuri home.
02 JuneFamous Bollywood actor, producer and director Raj Kapoor passed away.
15 JuneNASA launches Space Vehicle S-213.
21 JulyIndian national satellite INSAT-1C) was launched.
06 SeptemberAt the age of 11, Thomas Gregory became the youngest swimmer to swim the English Channel.
18 SeptemberBurma repealed its constitution.
02 OctoberThe longest bridge over the sea opened between Mandapam and Pamban in Tamil Nadu.
05 OctoberThe Constituent Assembly of Brazil approved the constitution.
13 OctoberThe US conducted a nuclear test in Nevada.
14 OctoberThe US conducted a nuclear test in Nevada.
15 OctoberUjwala Patil became the first Asian woman to travel the world through the sea.
08 NovemberA devastating earthquake in China killed 900 people.
16 NovemberBenazir Bhutto was elected the first woman Prime Minister of Pakistan. The election was held in Pakistan after nearly a decade.
24 NovemberFor the first time, Lok Sabha MP Lalduhoma was disqualified under the anti-defection law.
30 NovemberEminent Qari Ustad Abdul Basit Abdussamad of Egypt died in Qahera Nagar.
17 AugustPakistan's President Zia-ul-Haq and US Ambassador Arnold Raphael died in an air crash.
20 AugustA magnitude 6.5 earthquake in India and Nepal killed a thousand people.
01 DecemberThe cyclone in Bangladesh killed 596 people, leaving 500,000 people homeless.
01 DecemberWorld AIDS Day began.
02 DecemberBenazir Bhutto took over as Prime Minister of Pakistan as the first woman.
07 DecemberThe 6.9 magnitude earthquake in Armenia killed 25 thousand people and left millions homeless.
20 DecemberThe Parliament approved the bill to reduce the voting age from 21 to 18 years through the 62nd Constitutional Amendment.
21 DecemberA Pan Am's jumbo jet crashed in the town of Lockerbie near the Scottish border with 258 passengers.
22 DecemberA Pan Am's jumbo jet crashed in the town of Lockerbie near the Scottish border with 258 passengers.
29 DecemberThe Victorian Post Office Museum in Australia closed.
20 JanuaryAbdul Ghaffar Khan, the greatest activist of Pashtun independence and called Frontier Gandhi, died.
27 JanuaryThe helicopter postal service was inaugurated for the first time.
03 FebruaryIndian Navy's first nuclear powered submarine \ INS Chakra was inducted into the military fleet.
25 FebruaryIndia's first surface-to-surface missile Prithvi was successfully launched.
27 FebruaryThe helicopter postal service was inaugurated for the first time.
14 MarchA special day for math lovers \ Pie Day \ was celebrated for the first time.
15 MarchFor the first time after independence, eight political parties called for the Bharat Bandh.
25 MarchNASA launched the spacecraft S206.
08 AprilGeneral Weng Shang Kun elected president of China.
09 AprilLi Peng became the Prime Minister of China.
26 JanuaryPhantom of the Opera, the longest running Broadway play inaugurated.
12 FebruaryAnthony Kennedy was appointed to the Supreme Court of United States.
29 MarchAfrican National Congress Representative Delsea September was assassinated in Paris.
10 AprilThe Great Seto Bridge opened to traffic in Japan.
08 MayFrançois Mitterrand's party was re-elected for 7 years in France.
05 JuneThe first National Cancer Survivors Day was held.
16 JulyPaddy Ashdown became the leader of the Liberal Democrats in Britain.
11 AugustAl-Qaeda was formed by Osama bin Laden.
17 SeptemberThe 1988 Summer Olympics were held in Seoul, South Korea.
12 OctoberThe Birchandra Manu massacre took place in Tripura, India.
24 NovemberThe popular American cult television comedy Mystery Science Theater made its debut at 3000 KTMA.
01 DecemberThe first World AIDS Day was organized.

Important Historical Events of the Year 1988 in India ⚡

DateIncident/Event
12 octoberSri Lankan Civil War-Indian troops mounted a failed assault onJaffna University, which served as the Tamil Tigers' militaryheadquarters.
21 JulyIndian national satellite INSAT-1C) was launched.
20 AugustA magnitude 6.5 earthquake in India and Nepal killed a thousand people.
03 FebruaryIndian Navy's first nuclear powered submarine \ INS Chakra was inducted into the military fleet.
25 FebruaryIndia's first surface-to-surface missile Prithvi was successfully launched.
12 OctoberThe Birchandra Manu massacre took place in Tripura, India.

Notable birthdays of the year 1988 😀

DayMonthName/Category/Country
05NovemberVirat Kohli / male / Player / India
15DecemberGeeta Phogat / Female / Player / India
22OctoberParineeti Chopra / Female / Actress / India

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