Winter Olympics held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Summer Olympics held in Seoul, Korea
Bush-Quayle defeat Dukakis-Bentson in Presidential election
George Bush defeats Robert Dole for Republican Nomination
Michael Dukakis defeats Jesse Jackson after Richard Gebhart withdraws from Democratic race
Soviet Red Army begins withdrawing from Afghanistan
Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Pan-Am Flight 103 blown up over Lockerbie, Scotland, 276 die, Qadafi of Libya suspected behind it
Cyclone in Bangladesh leaves 5 million homeless; Armenian earthquake leaves 400,000 homeless
Iran-Iraq war ends
Estonia becomes independent of Soviet Union
U.S. Drought of 1988 devastates crops
Zebra Mussels found in Great Lakes
Kirk Gibson’s dramatic home run helps the Los Angeles Dodgers defeat
Super Mario Brothers 3 released
Tobacco conglomerate, Phillip Morris, acquires Kraft Foods for $13.1 billion
Andy Gibb, Roy Orbison, Raymond Carver die

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1988 in Literature

1988 Tony Awards

1988 Emmy Awards

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