Musings of a Museum Fanatic: 30 Things That Happened in 1988

11.02.2018

30 Things That Happened in 1988

Way back when in 1988 when the world was young and I was only four years old there was so much happening. It was a banner year for hair metal and fantastic kids movies.



The Land Before Time

Summer Olympics are held in Seoul, South Korea

Stephen Hawking Publishes " A Brief History Of Time"




US Space Shuttle program resumes 2 1/2 years after Challenger disaster

Jem & the Holograms ended it's amazing 3 season run

The Winter Olympic Games are held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada



Coming to America

Archaeologists uncover the original Globe Theatre in London


Good Morning, Miss Bliss kicks off our five year love affair with Zack Morris





The Wonder Years

Doppler radar was invented

Beetle Juice

Suspected Libyan terrorist bomb explodes on Pan Am jet over Lockerbie in Scotland on December 21st. All 259 people on board were killed and 11 people on the ground





Al-Qaeda is formed by Osama bin Laden

The first major computer virus infects computers connected to the Internet

Rihanna is born February 20



Iran–Iraq War ends

Video game addicts everywhere are born with the release of the original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) 

Peter Kalikow purchases NY Post from Rupert Murdoch for $37.6 million



Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

First World AIDS Day is held

Rupert Grint was born 

Former pop singer Sonny Bono is elected Mayor of Palm Springs, CA








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