|<< - 1987|
|World Series Champions:
Los Angeles Dodgers
|Superbowl XXII Champions:
Los Angeles Lakers
|Stanley Cup Champs:
|U.S. Open Golf:
|U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies):
Mats Wilander/Steffi Graf
Stefan Edberg/Steffi Graf
|NCAA Football Champions:
|NCAA Basketball Champions:
|The Hotties, Sex Symbols and Fashion Icons:
Carol Alt, Christina Applegate, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Elvira, Linda Evangelista, Debbie Gibson, Melanie Griffith, Daryl Hannah, Kathy Ireland, Heather Langenkamp, Kelly LeBrock, Heather Locklear, Traci Lords, Elle Macpherson, Madonna, Bettie Page (revival), Linnea Quigley, Jessica Rabbit, Stephanie Seymour, Heather Thomas, Tiffany, Christy Turlington
"Senator, you are no Jack Kennedy"
"Read my lips: no new taxes"
"Just do it"
"Itís everywhere you want to be"
"I'm not bad- I'm just drawn that way"
|Time Magazine's Planet of the Year:
'The Endangered' Earth
Kaye Lani Rae Rafko (Monroe, MI)
Courtney Gibbs (Texas)
| The Scandals:
The Lockerbie, Scotland airplane bombing, ordered by Lybia killed 270 people.
Television evangelist Jimmy Swaggart was photographed in series of hook-ups with prostitutes.
Barbara Hershey had collagen injected into her lips, a new scandalous thing at the time. There was a false rumor that, while flying in an airplane, her lips swelled and blew up. We were so naive back then.
Rob and Fab, Milli Vanilli's frontmen didn't really sing, although
they were considered good looking guys who could lip sync rather well.
They were also smooth stage dancers.
The Shroud of Turin had radiocarbon tests indicated that it was from the 13th or 14th century. It should be noted that it had been repaired, even through a fire over the past 2000 (or 600) years.
The U.S.S. Vincennes accidently shot down an Iranian civilian arliner, killng 290 people.
1988 Pop Culture News:
Doppler radar was invented by Christian Andreas Doppler.
Snapple lemon-flavored iced tea was distributed.
The Soviet Union became a bit freerer when Mikhail Gorbachov introduced 'glasnost' - allowing political expression and dissent.
Table Tennis (Ping Pong) became an Olympic Sport.
CDs out-sold vinyl records for the first time.
Seventh Generation's nontoxic, environmentally safe household products began to be marketed.
Cost of a Superbowl ad in 1988: $645,000
|1st appearances & 1988's Most Popular Christmas
gifts, toys and presents:
|The Big Movies:
(according to boxofficemojo)
1. Rain Man
2. Who Framed Roger Rabbit
3. Coming To America
6. Crocodile Dundee II
7. Die Hard
8. The Naked Gun: From The Files Of Police Squad
|1988 Most Popular TV shows:
1. The Cosby Show (NBC)
2. A Different World (NBC)
3. Cheers (NBC)
4. The Golden Girls (NBC)
5. Growing Pains (ABC)
6. Who's the Boss? (ABC)
7. Night Court (NBC)
8. 60 Minutes (CBS)
9. Murder, She Wrote (CBS)
10. Alf (NBC)
The biggest Pop Artists of 1988 include:
(Data is complied from various charts including: Billboard's Pop, Rock, Airplay, R&B/Dance and Singles Charts. The Hot 100 is the primary chart used for this list.)
The Number One Hits Of 1988:
|Popular Music in 1988 - # 1 Hits of 1988|