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Popular Events That Happened In 1988

Bobby McFerrin tells everyone "Don't worry, be happy" with his chart-toping pop song.

CDs outsell vinyl for the first time ever.

Jimmy Swaggart admits to having sexual relations with prostitutes.

Summer Olympics in Seoul, South-Korea; Ben Johnson caught for steriods after setting a World Record in the 100 meter dash.

Pan Am Flight 103 explodes over Lockerbie, Scotland; Lybian terrorists are suspected of planting the bomb.

Prozac is introduced as an anti-depresent.

US advertising is permitted on Soviet television.

The first plutonium pacemaker is made.

World's longest under-sea tunnel is completed. Work begins on the Chunnel which will then become the world's longest under-sea tunnel.

Sonny Bono becomes Mayor of Palm Springs.

Soviets withdraw from Afghanastan.

Fires in Yellowstone National Park. The rains didn't come when expected but months later.

Robin Givens files for divorce from Mike Tyson.

Benazir Bhutto becomes the first woman to head an Islamic nation.

Michael Dukakis loses to George Bush for the Presidency; he's never heard from again.

Long Island beaches close due to medical waste coming ashore on July 6th.

Iran-Iraqi war ends in August.

Human Genome project begins.

Australia celebrates it's bicentenary

Supreme Court case, California v. Greenwood, tested the Bill of Rights 4th Amendment, addressing search and seizure in trash.

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