IROC-Z.com - What was happening in 1988
I am always looking for 1985 - 1990 Facts and Memorabilia. If you have something from 1988 that should be in this section, please email to Jeff.
Do you remember where you were in 1988? Who you were with? What you were wearing? What you were watching on TV? For me, I was gearing up to go into the service. Wasnt to keen on the idea but I needed college money.
This section is to let you all reminisce back to those great years of the IROC-Z and relive a little of what went on back then. The 80's were a fantastic time for me. The best decade I ever lived through. I am still lost in the 80's.
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|1988 Tidbits||1988 US Statistics|
|1988 Economic Information||1988 Sports History|
|1988 Top TV Shows Movies & Books||1988 Entertainment|
|1988 Pulitzer Prizes||1988 Oscar Awards|
|1988 Emmy Awards||1988 Tony Awards|
|1988 Grammy Awards|
1988 News Tidbits
~ US and Canada reach free trade agreement (Jan. 2). Background: NAFTA
~ Pan-Am 747 explodes from terrorist bomb and crashes in Lockerbie, Scotland, killing all 259 aboard and 11 on ground (Dec. 21).
~ Democratic convention nominates Gov. Michael
Dukakis of Massachusetts for President and Texas Senator Lloyd Bentsen for Vice
President (July 17 et seq.).
~ Republican convention nominates George Bush for President and Indiana Senator Dan Quayle for Vice President (Aug. 15 et seq.).
~ Republicans sweep 40 states in election, and Bush beats Dukakis (Nov. 8).
President: Ronald W. Reagan
Vice President: George Bush
Life expectancy: 74.9 years
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 56.6
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000): 50.3
1988 Economic Information
US GDP (1998 dollars): $5,049.60 billion
Federal spending: $1064.14 billion
Federal debt: $2601.3 billion
Median Household Income
(current dollars): $27,225
Consumer Price Index: 118.3
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.22 ($0.25 as of 4/3/88)
1988 Sports History
MLB Baseball - The Los Angeles Dodgers won the World Series beating the Oakland Athletics 4 games to 1.
NBA Basketball - The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Detroit Pistons for the Championship 4 games to 3.
College Basketball - Kansas beat Oklahoma 83-79 for the NCAA Basketball title.
Boxing - Mike Tyson knocks out Michael Spinks in 1 minute and 13 seconds for the Heavyweight boxing title.
NFL Football - The Washington Redskins beat the Denver Broncos 42-10 for the Super Bowl title.
PGA Golf - Sandy Lyle won the Masters Golf Tournament.
NHL Hockey - The Edmonton Oilers won the NHL's Stanley Cup.
Tennis - Stefan Edberg and Steffi Graf won Wimbledon.
The Top Movies of 1988
|The Top Books of 1988|
|1||The Cosby Show||1||Coming to America||1||Peter Carey Oscar and Lucinda|
|2||Roseanne||2||Crocodile Dundee 2||2||Anne Tyler, Breathing Lessons|
|3||A Different World||3||Die Hard||3|
|5||The Golden Girls||5||Twins|
|6||Who's the Boss||6||Who framed Roger Rabbit|
|7||60 Minutes||7||A fish called Wanda|
|8||Murder she wrote||8|
|10||Anything but love||10|
|16||In the heat of the night|
|19||NFL Monday Night Football|
1988 Entertainment Awards
Record of the Year: Bobby McFerrin, "Don't Worry
Album of the Year: George Michael, Faith
1988 Pulitzer Prizes
Fiction: Beloved, Toni Morrison
Music: 12 New Etudes for Piano, William Bolcom
Drama: Driving Miss Daisy, Alfred Uhry
|1988 Emmy Awards|
|Outstanding Drama Series||L.A. Law (NBC)|
|Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series||Carroll O'Connor, In the Heat of the Night|
|Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series||Dana Delany, China Beach|
|Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series||Larry Drake, L.A. Law|
|Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series||Melanie Mayron, thirtysomething|
|Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series||Joe Spano, Midnight Caller: “The Execution of John Saringo”|
|Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series||Kay Lenz, Midnight Caller: “After It Happened . . .”|
|Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series||Robert Altman, Tanner '88: “The Boiler Room”|
|Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series||Joseph Dougherty, thirtysomething: “First Day/Last Day”|
|Outstanding Drama/Comedy Special||AT&T Presents: Day One (CBS)|
|Outstanding Comedy Series||Cheers (NBC)|
|Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series||Richard Mulligan, Empty Nest|
|Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series||Candice Bergen, Murphy Brown|
|Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series||Woody Harrelson, Cheers|
|Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series||Rhea Perlman, Cheers|
|Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series||Cleavon Little, Stand By Your Man|
|Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series||Colleen Dewhurst, Murphy Brown: “Mama Said”|
|Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series||Peter Baldwin, The Wonder Years: “Our Miss White”|
|Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series||Diane English, Murphy Brown: “Respect”|
|Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program||The Tracey Ullman Show (Fox)|