1988

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Gregorian calendar 1988
MCMLXXXVIII
Ab urbe condita 2741
Armenian calendar 1437
ԹՎ ՌՆԼԷ
Assyrian calendar 6738
Bahá'í calendar 144–145
Balinese saka calendar 1909–1910
Bengali calendar 1395
Berber calendar 2938
British Regnal year 36  Eliz. 2   37  Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar 2532
Burmese calendar 1350
Byzantine calendar 7496–7497
Chinese calendar 丁卯(Fire  Rabbit)
4684 or 4624
     to 
戊辰年 (Earth  Dragon)
4685 or 4625
Coptic calendar 1704–1705
Discordian calendar 3154
Ethiopian calendar 1980–1981
Hebrew calendar 5748–5749
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2044–2045
 - Shaka Samvat 1909–1910
 - Kali Yuga 5088–5089
Holocene calendar 11988
Igbo calendar 988–989
Iranian calendar 1366–1367
Islamic calendar 1408–1409
Japanese calendar Shōwa 63
(昭和63年)
Javanese calendar 1920–1921
Juche calendar 77
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4321
Minguo calendar ROC 77
民國77年
Nanakshahi calendar 520
Thai solar calendar 2531
Tibetan calendar 阴火兔年
(female Fire-Rabbit)
2114 or 1733 or 961
     to 
阳土龙年
(male Earth-Dragon)
2115 or 1734 or 962
Unix time 567993600 – 599615999

1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1988th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 988th year of the 2nd millennium, the 88th year of the 20th century, and the 9th year of the 1980s decade.

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In the 20th century, the year 1988 has the most Roman numeral digits (11).

1988 was a crucial year in the early history of the Internet—it was the year of the first well-known computer virus, the 1988 Internet worm. The first permanent intercontinental Internet link was made between the United States (NSFNET) and Europe (Nordunet) as well as the first Internet-based chat protocol, Internet Relay Chat. [1] The concept of the World Wide Web was first discussed at CERN in 1988. [2]

The Soviet Union began its major deconstucting towards a mixed economy at the beginning of 1988 and began its gradual dissolution. The Iron Curtain began to disintegrate in 1988 as Hungary began allowing freer travel to the West. [3] The first extrasolar planet, Gamma Cephei Ab (confirmed in 2002) was detected this year and the World Health Organization began its mission to eradicate polio.

Events

January

February

March

April

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The Iranian frigate, IS Alvand, attacked by US Navy forces during Operation Praying Mantis

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Date unknown

Births

Births
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January

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Haley Bennett
Robert Sheehan 10.5.17RobertSheehanByLuigiNovi2.jpg
Robert Sheehan
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Allison Harvard
Skrillex Skrillex.jpg
Skrillex
Angelique Kerber Kerber EBN17 (18) (35046161064).jpg
Angelique Kerber
Ashleigh Murray Ashleigh Murray by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Ashleigh Murray
Jade Ewen Jadewen2009.jpg
Jade Ewen
Alexandra Krosney Alexandra Krosney 2012.jpg
Alexandra Krosney
Kyle Kulinski Kulinski at Politicon 2018 (31729043058) (cropped).jpg
Kyle Kulinski

February

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Zosia Mamet
Mike Posner Mike-Posner B96 Summerbash 2012-06-16.jpg
Mike Posner
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Ángel Di María
Katie Boland Katie Boland at the 2017 CFC Annual BBQ Fundraiser (36331880624) (cropped).jpg
Katie Boland
Maiara Walsh Maiara Walsh 2010.jpg
Maiara Walsh
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Rihanna
Tracy Spiridakos Tracy Spiridakos at PaleyFest 2013.jpg
Tracy Spiridakos

March

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James Arthur
Josh Duggar Joshua Duggar 2007 cropped and retouched.jpg
Josh Duggar
Josh Bowman Joshua Bowman PaleyFest 12.jpg
Josh Bowman
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Gal Mekel
Stephen Curry Stephen Curry Shooting (cropped).jpg
Stephen Curry
Big Sean Big Sean 2016 October.jpg
Big Sean
Holliday Grainger Holliday Grainger, Tell It To Th Bees (cropped).jpg
Holliday Grainger
Jessie J Jessie J 12 17 2017 -31 (39161794942).jpg
Jessie J
Brenda Song Brenda Song 2009 (Cropped).jpg
Brenda Song

April

Jesse Plemons Jesse Plemons (20769593584).jpg
Jesse Plemons
Stephanie Cayo Stephanie Cayo 2017 (cropped).jpg
Stephanie Cayo
Haley Joel Osment Haley Joel Osment TIFF 2014.jpg
Haley Joel Osment
Allison Williams Allison Williams July 2012.jpg
Allison Williams
Chris Wood Chris Wood SDCC 2017.jpg
Chris Wood
Robbie Amell Robbie Amell November 2016.jpg
Robbie Amell
Ricky Berens Ricky Berens (4800342335) (cropped2).jpg
Ricky Berens
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Sara Paxton
Austin Amelio Austin Amelio by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Austin Amelio
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Lizzo
Ana de Armas Ana de Armas by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Ana de Armas

May

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Anushka Sharma
Nicholas Braun Nicholas Braun 2017.jpg
Nicholas Braun
Adele Adele 2016.jpg
Adele
Skye Sweetnam Sever at 2015 FoF 1.jpg
Skye Sweetnam
Nikki Reed Nikki Reed Oct (cropped).jpg
Nikki Reed
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Blac Chyna
Taeyang Taeyang - MADE THE MOVIE Premiere (cropped).jpg
Taeyang

June

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Sergio Agüero
Michael Cera Michael Cera 2012 (Cropped).jpg
Michael Cera
Mae Whitman Mae Whitman March 22, 2014 (cropped).jpg
Mae Whitman
Claire Holt Claire Holt at PaleyFest 2014.jpg
Claire Holt
Kevin McHale Kevin McHale by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Kevin McHale
Stephanie Rice Stephanie Rice (8284246332).jpg
Stephanie Rice
Alanna Masterson Alanna Masterson by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Alanna Masterson
Sean Marquette Sean2 edited.jpg
Sean Marquette

July

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Antonio Brown
Colton Haynes Colton Haynes PaleyFest 2015 (cropped).jpg
Colton Haynes
Steven R. McQueen Steven R. McQueen by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
Steven R. McQueen
Conor McGregor Conor McGregor.jpg
Conor McGregor
Aimee Carrero Aimee Carrero by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Aimee Carrero
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Shane Dawson
Julianne Hough Julianne Hough (25831904580) (cropped).jpg
Julianne Hough
Francia Raisa Francia Raisa at MTV Awards.jpg
Francia Raisa
Charlie Carver Charlie Carver by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
Charlie Carver

August

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Max Carver
Princess Beatrice of York Beatrice of York - 2017 (cropped).jpg
Princess Beatrice of York
Leah Pipes Leah Pipes at PaleyFest 2014.jpg
Leah Pipes
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Rumer Willis Rumer Willis 2019 by Glenn Francis.jpg
Rumer Willis
Kacey Musgraves Kacey Musgraves 2019 by Glenn Francis.jpg
Kacey Musgraves
Rupert Grint Rupert Grint 2012.jpg
Rupert Grint
Alexa PenaVega Alexa Vega 2013 (cropped).jpg
Alexa PenaVega

September

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Jérôme Boateng
Max George Max George 2012.jpg
Max George
Chelsea Kane Chelsea Kane (Headshot).jpg
Chelsea Kane
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Khabib Nurmagomedov
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James Blake
Kevin Durant Golden State Warriors Small Forward Kevin Durant (cropped).jpg
Kevin Durant

October

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Cariba Heine
Alicia Vikander Alicia Vikander - Tokyo International Film Festival 2019 (49013506278) (cropped).jpg
Alicia Vikander
A$AP Rocky A$AP Rocky UIT 2013 (cropped) (cropped).jpg
A$AP Rocky
Melissa Benoist Melissa Benoist (48477063086) (cropped).jpg
Melissa Benoist
Maja Salvador Maja Salvador.jpg
Maja Salvador
Rose McIver Rose McIver WonderCon 2015.jpg
Rose McIver
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Mesut Özil
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Candice Swanepoel
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Glen Powell
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Janel Parrish

November

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Emma Stone
Jessica Lowndes Jessica Lowndes 2009.jpg
Jessica Lowndes
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Nikki Blonsky
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B.o.B.
Patrick Kane Patrick Kane - Chicago Blackhawks.jpg
Patrick Kane
Rebecca Rittenhouse Rebecca Rittenhouse 2014.jpg
Rebecca Rittenhouse

December

Zoe Kravitz Zoe Kravitz (43718140951).jpg
Zoë Kravitz
Tyler Joseph Tyler Joseph ACL Music Festival 2015 (22116527768).jpg
Tyler Joseph
Emily Browning Emily Browning HIFF crop.jpg
Emily Browning
Ashley Hinshaw Ashley Hinshaw (cropped).jpg
Ashley Hinshaw
Vanessa Hudgens Vanessa Hudgens - 2019 by Glenn Francis.jpg
Vanessa Hudgens
Anna Popplewell Anna Popplewell 2013.jpg
Anna Popplewell

Date unknown

Deaths

Deaths
January  · February  · March  · April  · May  · June  · July  · August  · September  · October  · November  · December

January

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William Cagney
Gaston Eyskens Gaston Eyskens (1969).jpg
Gaston Eyskens
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Pappy Boyington
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Isidor Isaac Rabi
Chiang Ching-kuo ChiangChingkuo photo.jpg
Chiang Ching-kuo

February

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Carmen Polo, 1st Lady of Meirás
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Richard Feynman
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Alexander Bashlachev
Kurt Mahler Kurt Mahler.jpg
Kurt Mahler

March

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Jeanne Aubert
Kurt Georg Kiesinger Kurt Georg Kiesinger (Nurburgring, 1969).jpg
Kurt Georg Kiesinger
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Andy Gibb
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Rashid Bakr
Abdullahi Issa Abdullahi Issa Mohamud.jpg
Abdullahi Issa
Edgar Faure Edgar Faure 1955.jpg
Edgar Faure
William McMahon William McMahon 1966.jpg
William McMahon

April

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Milton Caniff
Alan Paton Alan Paton.jpg
Alan Paton
Michael Ramsey Michael Ramsey 1974.jpg
Michael Ramsey

May

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Robert A. Heinlein
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Willem Drees
Daws Butler Daws Butler (1976).jpg
Daws Butler
Aya Kito Aya Kito.jpg
Aya Kitō
Ella Raines Promotional photograph of Ella Raines.jpg
Ella Raines

June

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Giuseppe Saragat
Hillel Slovak HillelSlovak1983.jpg
Hillel Slovak

July

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Nico

August

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Ramón Valdés
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Arnulfo Arias
Enzo Ferrari Enzo Ferrari - Wheel of a racing car.jpg
Enzo Ferrari
Lazarus Salii Lazarus Eitaro Salii.jpg
Lazarus Salii
Jack Marshall Jack Marshall Bundesarchiv B 145 Bild-F011973-0020 cropped.jpg
Jack Marshall

September

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Luis Walter Alvarez

October

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Franz Josef Strauss
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Son House
John Houseman John Houseman - 1980.jpg
John Houseman

November

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Takeo Miki
Gamal Abdel-Rahim Gamal Abdel Rahim photo.jpg
Gamal Abdel-Rahim
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Alphaeus Philemon Cole
John Carradine John Carradine - The Green Hornet, Episode 23 (Alias The Scarf) - 1967.jpg
John Carradine

December

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Paul
Roy Orbison Roy Orbison (1965).jpg
Roy Orbison
Christopher Connelly Christopher Connelly Peyton Place.jpg
Christopher Connelly
Stuart Symington Portrait of W. Stuart Symington 97-1844.jpg
Stuart Symington
Nikolaas Tinbergen Nikolaas Tinbergen 1978.jpg
Nikolaas Tinbergen

Nobel Prizes

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1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1984th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 984th year of the 2nd millennium, the 84th year of the 20th century, and the 5th year of the 1980s decade.

1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1951st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 951st year of the 2nd millennium, the 51st year of the 20th century, and the 2nd year of the 1950s decade.

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1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1969th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 969th year of the 2nd millennium, the 69th year of the 20th century, and the 10th and last year of the 1960s decade.

1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1990th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 990th year of the 2nd millennium, the 90th year of the 20th century, and the 1st year of the 1990s decade.

1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1980th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 980th year of the 2nd millennium, the 80th year of the 20th century, and the 1st year of the 1980s decade.

1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1974th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 974th year of the 2nd millennium, the 74th year of the 20th century, and the 5th year of the 1970s decade.

1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1972nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 972nd year of the 2nd millennium, the 72nd year of the 20th century, and the 3rd year of the 1970s decade.

1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1956th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 956th year of the 2nd millennium, the 56th year of the 20th century, and the 7th year of the 1950s decade.

1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1970th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 970th year of the 2nd millennium, the 70th year of the 20th century, and the 1st year of the 1970s decade.

1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1973rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 973rd year of the 2nd millennium, the 73rd year of the 20th century, and the 4th year of the 1970s decade.

1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1975th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 975th year of the 2nd millennium, the 75th year of the 20th century, and the 6th year of the 1970s decade.

1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1983rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 983rd year of the 2nd millennium, the 83rd year of the 20th century, and the 4th year of the 1980s decade.

1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1982nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 982nd year of the 2nd millennium, the 82nd year of the 20th century, and the 3rd year of the 1980s decade.

1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1987th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 987th year of the 2nd millennium, the 87th year of the 20th century, and the 8th year of the 1980s decade.

1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1986th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 986th year of the 2nd millennium, the 86th year of the 20th century, and the 7th year of the 1980s decade.

1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1981st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 981st year of the 2nd millennium, the 81st year of the 20th century, and the 2nd year of the 1980s decade.

1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1985th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 985th year of the 2nd millennium, the 85th year of the 20th century, and the 6th year of the 1980s decade.

1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1955th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 955th year of the 2nd millennium, the 55th year of the 20th century, and the 6th year of the 1950s decade.

1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1953rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 953rd year of the 2nd millennium, the 53rd year of the 20th century, and the 4th year of the 1950s decade.

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