1988

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1988 in various calendars
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 restructuring 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

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

January

Skrillex
Ashleigh Murray
Ashton Eaton
Jade Ewen
Alexandra Krosney

February

Zosia Mamet
Ángel Di María
Katie Boland
Maiara Walsh
Rihanna
Tracy Spiridakos

March

Matthew Mitcham
Josh Duggar
Josh Bowman
Gal Mekel
Stephen Curry
Sasha Grey

April

Stephanie Cayo
Haley Joel Osment
Allison Williams
Chris Wood
Robbie Amell
Ricky Berens
Sara Paxton

May

Anushka Sharma
Nicholas Braun
Adele
Skye Sweetnam
Behati Prinsloo

June

Sergio Agüero
Michael Cera
Mae Whitman
Claire Holt
Kevin McHale
Stephanie Rice
Alanna Masterson
Sean Marquette

July

Antonio Brown
Colton Haynes
Steven R. McQueen
Aimee Carrero
Shane Dawson
Julianne Hough
Sarah Geronimo
Charlie Carver

August

Princess Beatrice of York
Leah Pipes
Rumer Willis
Veronica Roth
Rupert Grint

September

Jérôme Boateng
Max George
Chelsea Kane
Kevin Durant

October

Cariba Heine
Alicia Vikander
Melissa Benoist
Mesut Özil
Janel Parrish

November

Emma Stone
Jessica Lowndes
Nikki Blonsky
B.o.B
Patrick Kane
Rebecca Rittenhouse

December

Zoë Kravitz
Emily Browning
Vanessa Hudgens
Anna Popplewell
Alexis Sánchez
Hayley Williams

Date unknown

Deaths

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

January

Pappy Boyington
Chiang Ching-kuo

February

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

March

Kurt Georg Kiesinger
Andy Gibb
Edgar Faure
William McMahon

April

Milton Caniff
Alan Paton
Michael Ramsey

May

Robert A. Heinlein
Willem Drees
Daws Butler
Siaka Stevens
Ella Raines

June

Giuseppe Saragat
Hillel Slovak

July

Judith Barsi

August

Ramón Valdés
Arnulfo Arias
Enzo Ferrari
Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq
Lazarus Salii
Jack Marshall

September

Luis Walter Alvarez

October

Franz Josef Strauss
John Houseman

November

Takeo Miki
Gamal Abdel-Rahim
John Carradine

December

Paul
Roy Orbison
Stuart Symington
Nikolaas Tinbergen

Nobel Prizes

References

  1. "History of IRC (Internet Relay Chat)".
  2. The Christian Science Monitor (March 24, 1988). "Look out, Yugoslavia, there's a Big Mac attack coming on! First McDonald's opens in a communist country, and the fans are lining up". The Christian Science Monitor.
  3. Binder, David (July 31, 1988). "THE WORLD: Visit From Grosz; Hungary and the U.S., Finally Face to Face". New York Times.
  4. "IRA gang shot dead in Gibraltar". On This Day. BBC. 7 March 1988. Archived from the original on March 7, 2008. Retrieved 2013-03-16.
  5. Morse, D. (May 1988). "Japan Tunnels Under the Ocean". Civil Engineering. 58 (5): 50–53.
  6. "Three shot dead at Milltown Cemetery". BBC News. 16 March 1988. Archived from the original on January 2, 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-02.
  7. "Judges free man jailed over IRA funeral murders". The Daily Telegraph . London. Archived from the original on September 6, 2004. Retrieved 2008-02-02.
  8. "Yugoslavs Relish Opening of McDonald's in Belgrade". Los Angeles Times. March 24, 1988.
  9. "Soviet Party Votes End to Monopoly on Power : Communist Delegates OK Gorbachev Reforms, Approve Revision of Country's Political System". latimes.
  10. "nordunet_alkusivut_nettiversio.indd" (PDF).
  11. "Obituary: Diplomat, author and athlete: Sir Alan Stewart Watt". The Canberra Times. 20 September 1988. p. 8. Archived from the original on February 16, 2014.