Rain Man is a 1988 American road comedy-drama film directed by Barry Levinson and written by Barry Morrow and Ronald Bass. It tells the story of an abrasive and.
What Happened in 1. Pop Culture, Prices and Events. The Hubble Space Telescope Goes into operation to explore deep space and is still in full use today mapping our universe. A bomb is exploded on Pan Am Flight 1. Lockerbie in Scotland on December 2. Also Prozac is sold for the first time as an anti- depressant some of the great movies that year included Rain Man, Die Hard and A Fish Called Wanda What Events Happened in 1. Iran After 8 years and 1.
Iran - - Iraq war ends. Iraq Iraq carries out Poison Gas Attack On Kurds. Armenia Earthquake in Armenia Kills 6. Scotland Suspected Libyan terrorist bomb explodes on Pan Am jet over Lockerbie in Scotland on December 2. Australia Australia celebrates its bicentennial. A new drug Crack appears ( A derivative of Cocaine ) and is increasingly found in US Cities. Gibralta UK SAS kill suspected IRA bombers in Gibraltar.
Source: http:// Soundtrack: Leaving Wallbrook/On The Road Composer: Hans Zimmer Director: Barry Levinson Stars: Dustin.
The story of Preston Tucker, the maverick car designer and his ill-fated challenge to the auto industry with his revolutionary car concept. What happened in 1988 Major News Stories include Students and Buddhist monks protest against military rule in Burma, Soviets withdraw from Afghanistan, Libyan.
I just have gotten my “One New Man Bible”. I am going to read it with great eagerness!!! Prayer Request: Please pray for Eric McDonald. Mid-Atlantic Tag Team titles w/ Kelly Kiniski defeating. This feature is not available right now. Please try again later. Directed by Barry Levinson. With Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino, Gerald R. Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant.
UK The English Pound Note ceases to be legal Tender. South Korea Ben Johnson wins the 1. Seoul Olympics and is then disqualified for taking the anabolic steroid, Stanozol United States North, Poindexter, Secord, and Hakim indicted for their involvement in Iran- Contra affair. More Information and Timeline for the Iran- Contra Affair. During March 1. 98. Oliver North, John Poindexter, Richard Secord, and Albert Hakim are indicted by a Grand Jury on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States government for their involvement in the Iran- Contra Affair. The Iran- Contra Affair was a scandal that involved the illegal sales of arms to Iran in exchange for U.
S. The money from the Iranian arms sales was then used to illegally fund and aid the Contras, a Nicaraguan rebel group by CIA operatives. The illegal activities were exposed and several top Reagan administration officials were implicated in the scandal. Secord and Hakim decided to plead guilty and received probation, while Poindexter and North were convicted and sentenced but eventually had their convictions overturned during the appeals process. Benazir Bhutto is chosen as Pakistan’s Prime Minister in December of 1. Muslim country. Benazir Bhutto was the Prime Minister of Pakistan from 1. Bhutto, the daughter of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto who had been the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan in the 1.
She later went into exile and returned in 2. More Information for the USSR withdraws from Afghanistan. The Soviet Union agreed to withdraw their troops from Afghanistan after signing the Geneva Accords in April of 1. The 1. 98. 8 Accords were officially known as the “Agreements on the Settlement of the Situation Relating to Afghanistan.” These agreements were the result of talks between Afghanistan, Pakistan, the USSR, and the United States, which ended on April 8, 1.
The accords were signed by all four countries on April 1. Soviet troops from Afghanistan and the settlement of conflict between Afghanistan and Pakistan. The USSR became involved in the conflict in 1. February of 1. 98. General Assembly Scotland Piper Alpha drilling platform in the North Sea is destroyed by explosions and fires killing 1. South Korea The Summer Olympics are held in Seoul, South Korea Burma Students and Buddhist monks protest against military rule in Burma leading to multiple arrests and murder by the Military government.
NASA resumed the Space Shuttle program during September of 1. Space Shuttle Discovery on the STS- 2. The program had been halted after the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster for about two and a half years. The STS- 2. 6 mission became known as the “Return to Flight” mission and was an important factor in whether or not and to what capacity the Space Shuttle program would resume if successful. Besides the initial purpose of returning to flight, the STS- 2. NASA satellite, which it did as planned.
The flight was also the first Space Shuttle mission to have a veteran crew with all members having previously participated in at least one other mission. STS- 2. 6 lasted about four days and traveled in space for about 1. Earth. More Information and Timeline for Soyuz TM- 5. The USSR launches the Soyuz TM- 5 spacecraft on June 7th of 1. The mission carried three crew members to the Mir Space Station. This was the fifth mission to bring Soviet cosmonauts to the Mir Space Station.
The crew on board the flight were Anatoly Solovyov, Aleksandr Aleksandrov, and Viktor Savinykh. The crew left the space station after one week had passed and used a different spacecraft, the Soyuz TM- 4, to return to Earth. The Soyuz TM- 5 was left at the space station for the two remaining cosmonauts who had been on a long- term mission to use to get home. They returned to Earth aboard the Soyuz TM- 5 during September of 1. The Hubble Space Telescope is put into operation. The US Stealth Bomber is unveiled Using Carbon Dating it is established that the Turin Shroud Can Not Be the Burial Cloth of Christ. The Antidepressant Prozac introduced which quickly became the market leader for treating depression Inventions Invented by Inventors and Country ( or attributed to First Use )Laser Eye Surgery USA Major World Political Leaders 1.
Australia Prime Minister Bob Hawke Brazil President Jos. Bush (Republican) Defeats Michael Dukakis (Democratic) Canadian Federal Election 1. Brian Mulroney ( Progressive Conservatives ) defeats John Turner ( Liberal ) and Ed Broadbent ( New Democrat ).