1988

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This article is about the year 1988.
Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 19th century20th century21st century
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Years: 1985 1986 198719881989 1990 1991
1988 by topic:
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1988 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1988
MCMLXXXVIII
Ab urbe condita 2741
Armenian calendar 1437
ԹՎ ՌՆԼԷ
Assyrian calendar 6738
Bahá'í calendar 144–145
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 1910–1911
 - Kali Yuga 5089–5090
Holocene calendar 11988
Igbo calendar 988–989
Iranian calendar 1366–1367
Islamic calendar 1408–1409
Japanese calendar Shōwa 63
(昭和63年)
Juche calendar 77
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4321
Minguo calendar ROC 77
民國77年
Thai solar calendar 2531
Unix time 567993600–599615999

1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays the full calendar) 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.

In the 20th century, the year 1988 has the most Roman numeral digits (11). 1988 was an important 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 officially sanctioned online commercial e-mail provider debuted as well.[1]

The Soviet Union began its major restructuring towards a mixed economy at the beginning of 1988—less than 4 years later the country ceased to exist. The first extrasolar planet, Gamma Cephei Ab (confirmed in 2002) was detected this year as well and the World Health Organization began its mission to eradicate polio, a feat that is nearly complete as of 2014.

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

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Births[edit]

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

January[edit]

Robert Sheehan
Skrillex

February[edit]

Maiara Walsh
Rihanna

March[edit]

Jessie J
Sasha Grey
Ryan Kalish

April[edit]

Sara Paxton

May[edit]

Adele
Nikki Reed
Gavin Free

June[edit]

Michael Cera
Mae Whitman

July[edit]

Sayaka Akiomoto
Colton Haynes
Julianne Hough

August[edit]

Rupert Grint
Alexa Vega

September[edit]

Chelsea Kane
Cariba Heine

October[edit]

Janel Parrish
Emma Stone

November[edit]

Jamie Campbell Bower
Conchita Wurst

December[edit]

Zoe Kravitz
Emily Browning
Vanessa Hudgens
Hayley Williams

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/81110/?print#axzz2ROjgZkQ1
  2. ^ "IRA gang shot dead in Gibraltar". On This Day (BBC). 7 March 1988. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2013-03-16. 
  3. ^ "Three shot dead at Milltown Cemetery". BBC News. 16 March 1988. Archived from the original on 2 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  4. ^ "Judges free man jailed over IRA funeral murders". The Daily Telegraph (London). Archived from the original on 6 September 2004. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  5. ^ "Yugoslavs Relish Opening of McDonald's in Belgrade". Los Angeles Times. March 24, 1988. 
  6. ^ Accepts $13B Buyout by Philip Morris The Boston Globe. Accessed 2009-03-17. Archived 2009-05-08.
  7. ^ "Obituary: Diplomat, author and athlete: Sir Alan Stewart Watt". The Canberra Times. 20 September 1988. p. 8. Archived from the original on 16 February 2014.