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Big News Headlines in 1988

Federal grand juries return indictments against Gen. Manuel Noriega, ruler of Panama, charging that he was aiding drug cartels.

A missile, fired from the U.S. Navy warship Vincennes destroys a commercial Iranian airliner killing all 290 on board.

A Pan-Am Boeing 747 explodes over Lockerbie, Scotland from a terrorist bomb.

Vice-President George Bush defeats Michael Dukakis to capture the presidency.

Controversial Arizona Governor Evan Mecham is removed from office for financial misdeeds.

Sports Champions of 1988

MLB - Los Angeles Dodgers
NFL - Washington Redskins
NBA - Los Angeles Lakers
NHL - Edmonton Oilers

Grammy Award Winners in 1988

Record of the Year - "Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin
Album of the Year - "Faith" by George Michael
Song of the Year - "Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin

Movie Award Winners in 1988

Best Picture - Rain Man
Best Director - Barry Levinson for “Rain Man”
Best Actress - Jodie Foster in “The Accused”
Best Actor - Dustin Hoffman in “Rain Man”

Top Grossing Movies of 1988

#1 Rain Man
#2 Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
#3 Coming to America
#4 Big
#5 Twins

#1 Hits of 1988 (USA Pop Charts)

Could've Been Tiffany
Bad Medicine Bon Jovi
Wishing Well Terence Trent D'Arby
Love Bites Def Leppard
Groovy Kind of Love Phil Collins
Wild Wild West Escape Club
Anything For You Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
Baby I Love Your Ways/Freebird Medley Will to Power
Roll With It Steve Winwood
Got My Mind Set on You George Harrison
Sweet Child 'O Mine Guns 'N Roses
Season's Change Expose
Need You Tonight INXS
The Way You Make me Feel Michael Jackson
Man in the Mirror Michael Jackson
Dirty Diana Michael Jackson
Father Figure George Michael
One More Try George Michael
Monkey George Michael
Kokomo Beach Boys
Look Away Chicago
Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car Billy Ocean
Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley
Together Forever Rick Astley
Every Rose Has It's Thorn Poison
Hold on to the Nights Richard Marx
So Emotional Whitney Houston
Where Do Broken Hearts Go Whitney Houston
The Flame Cheap Trick
Red Red Wine UB40
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