Radio Hits of 1988

1988 Sports

*World Series Champions: Los Angeles Dodgers
*Superbowl Champions: Washington Redskins
*NBA Champions: Los Angeles Lakers
*Stanley Cup Champs: Edmonton Oilers
*U.S. Open Golf: Curtis Strange
*U.S. Tennis: Mats Wilander/Steffi Graf
*Wimbledon (Men/Women): Stefan Edberg/Steffi Graf
*NCAA Football Champions: Notre Dame
*NCAA Basketball: Kansas
*Kentucky Derby: Winning Colors

Fashion Icons:

Elle Macpherson.

Other Facts (1988)

"*Ninety-eight percent of households in the United States have at least one television set.
*Ted Turner starts Turner Network Television (TNT) and buys MGM's film library.
*CDs outsell vinyl records for the first time.
*Television evangelist Jimmy Swaggart was photographed in series of hook-ups with prostitutes.
*The Shroud of Turin had radiocarbon tests indicated that it was from the 13th or 14th century.
*Popular Movies in 1988: Rain Man, Mississippi Burning, A Fish Called Wanda, Bull Durham.
*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 Lockerbie, Scotland airplane bombing, ordered by Lybia killed 270 people.
*Table Tennis (Ping Pong) became an Olympic Sport.
*"Read my lips: no new taxes" - Presidential Candidate George Bush.
*"Senator, you are no Jack Kennedy" - Lloyd Bentson to Dan Quayle.
*NASA scientist James Hansen warns congress of the dangers of the global warming and the greenhouse effect.
*The Soviet Union experienced more freedom when Mikhail Gorbachov introduced 'glasnost' - allowing political expression and dissent.
*The U.S.S. Vincennes accidently shot down an Iranian civilian arliner, killng 290 people.
*Doppler radar was invented by Christian Andreas Doppler.
*France and China permit use of "morning-after" birth-control drug RU486 (Mifepristone).
*Time Magazine's Man Of The Year: 'The Endangered' Earth
*Miss America: Kaye Lani Rae Rafko (Monroe, MI)
*Miss USA: Courtney Gibbs (Texas)
*Most Popular Christmas Gifts: Scattergories.
What Was On TV:
The Cosby Show (NBC), A Different World (NBC), Cheers (NBC), The Golden Girls (NBC), Growing Pains (ABC), Who's the Boss? (ABC), Night Court (NBC), 60 Minutes (CBS), Murder, She Wrote (CBS), Alf (NBC).


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The Wonder Years is an American television comedy-drama that ran for six seasons on ABC from 1988 through 1993. The pilot aired on January 31, 1988 after ABC's coverage of Super Bowl XXII. The series depicts the social and family life of a boy in a typical American suburb from 1968 to 1973, covering his ages of 12 through 17. The plot centers on Kevin Arnold, son of Jack and Norma Arnold. Kevin's dad holds a management job at NORCOM, a defense contractor, while his mother is a homemaker. Kevin also has an older brother, Wayne, and an older sister, Karen. Two of Kevin's age peers and neighbors are prominently featured throughout the series: his best friend, Paul Pfeiffer, and his crush-turned-girlfriend Gwendolyn "Winnie" Cooper. Story lines are told through Kevin's reflections as an adult in his mid-30s. In total, the series won 22 awards and received another 54 nominations for various awards.

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