*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
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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