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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
  • MLB - Los Angeles Dodgers

    NFL - Washington Redskins

    NBA - Los Angeles Lakers

    NHL - Edmonton Oilers

  • Grammy Award Winners
  • 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

  • Academy Award Winners
  • 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
  • #1 Rain Man

    #2 Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

    #3 Coming to America

    #4 Big

    #5 Twins

    #1 Hits of 1988 (US Pop Charts)


    Could've Been

    Bad Medicine

    Wishing Well

    Love Bites

    Groovy Kind of Love

    Wild Wild West

    Anything For You

    Baby I Love Your Ways

    Roll With It

    Got My Mind Set on You

    Sweet Child 'O Mine

    Season's Change

    Need You Tonight

    The Way You Make me Feel

    Man in the Mirror

    Dirty Diana

    Father Figure

    One More Try



    Look Away

    Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car

    Never Gonna Give You Up

    Together Forever

    Every Rose Has It's Thorn

    Hold on to the Nights

    So Emotional

    Where Do Broken Hearts Go

    The Flame

    Red Red Wine



    Bon Jovi

    Terence Trent D'Arby

    Def Leppard

    Phil Collins

    Escape Club

    Gloria Estefan

    Will to Power

    Steve Winwood

    George Harrison

    Guns 'N Roses



    Michael Jackson

    Michael Jackson

    Michael Jackson

    George Michael

    George Michael

    George Michael

    Beach Boys


    Billy Ocean

    Rick Astley

    Rick Astley


    Richard Marx

    Whitney Houston

    Whitney Houston

    Cheap Trick


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