1988

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This is an old revision of this page, as edited by DerBorg (talk | contribs) at 18:13, 17 October 2016 (→‎October: +link (Markiyan Kamysh, new article)). The present address (URL) is a permanent link to this revision, which may differ significantly from the current revision.

Jump to navigation Jump to search

Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries:
Decades:
Years:
1988 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1988
MCMLXXXVIII
Ab urbe condita2741
Armenian calendar1437
ԹՎ ՌՆԼԷ
Assyrian calendar6738
Bahá'í calendar144–145
Balinese saka calendar1909–1910
Bengali calendar1395
Berber calendar2938
British Regnal year36 Eliz. 2 – 37 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar2532
Burmese calendar1350
Byzantine calendar7496–7497
Chinese calendar丁卯(Fire Rabbit)
4684 or 4624
    — to —
戊辰年 (Earth Dragon)
4685 or 4625
Coptic calendar1704–1705
Discordian calendar3154
Ethiopian calendar1980–1981
Hebrew calendar5748–5749
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat2044–2045
 - Shaka Samvat1909–1910
 - Kali Yuga5088–5089
Holocene calendar11988
Igbo calendar988–989
Iranian calendar1366–1367
Islamic calendar1408–1409
Japanese calendarShōwa 63
(昭和63年)
Javanese calendar1920–1921
Juche calendar77
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4321
Minguo calendarROC 77
民國77年
Nanakshahi calendar520
Thai solar calendar2531
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 time567993600 – 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.

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 collapse. 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, a feat that is nearly complete as of 2015.

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

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Date unknown

Deaths

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Nobel Prizes

Nobel medal.png

Right Livelihood Award

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. ^ "IRA gang shot dead in Gibraltar". On This Day. BBC. March 7, 1988. Archived from the original on March 7, 2008. Retrieved March 16, 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ Morse, D. (May 1988). "Japan Tunnels Under the Ocean". Civil Engineering. 58 (5): 50–53.
  5. ^ "Three shot dead at Milltown Cemetery". BBC News. March 16, 1988. Archived from the original on January 2, 2008. Retrieved February 2, 2008. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  6. ^ "Judges free man jailed over IRA funeral murders". The Daily Telegraph. London. Archived from the original on September 6, 2004. Retrieved February 2, 2008.
  7. ^ "Yugoslavs Relish Opening of McDonald's in Belgrade". Los Angeles Times. March 24, 1988.
  8. ^ "Soviet Party Votes End to Monopoly on Power : Communist Delegates OK Gorbachev Reforms, Approve Revision of Country's Political System". latimes.
  9. ^ Accepts $13B Buyout by Philip Morris The Boston Globe. Accessed 2009-03-17. Archived 2009-05-08.
  10. ^ http://www.nordu.net/history/TheHistoryOfNordunet_simple.pdf
  11. ^ "Obituary: Diplomat, author and athlete: Sir Alan Stewart Watt". The Canberra Times. September 20, 1988. p. 8. Archived from the original on February 16, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)