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This year in History: Born in 1988 and fun news items.

This year in History

The year 1988


October 3   Turner Network Television (TNT) cable channel launches on US television.

November 23   Hockey great Wayne Gretzky scores his 600th NHL goal

December 3   Barry Sanders wins the Heisman Trophy Award.

December 7   Yasser Arafat recognizes the right of Israel to exist.

July 15   Die Hard opens in theaters, starring Bruce Willis

August 9   Hockey great Wayne Gretzky is traded from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings.

September 13   Hurricane Gilbert becomes the strongest recorded hurricane to date.

September 29   NASA resumes space shuttle flights which had stopped after the Challenger disaster.

Famous Birthdays:

January 12   Andy Lawrence (Actor)

January 13   Josh Freeman (NFL Quarterback)

February 20   Rihanna (Singer)

March 14   Stephan Curry (NBA Basketball player)

March 19   Clayton Kershaw (Baseball player)

March 27   Brenda Song (Actress - Disney Channel)

April 10   Haley Joel Osment (Actor)

May 24   Billy Gillman (Singer)

August 24   Rupert Grint (Actor played Ron Weasley in Harry Potter movies)

August 27   Alexa Vega (Actress from Spy Kid movies)

September 7   Kevin Love (Basketball player)

September 16   Teddy Geiger (Singer)

September 23   Paris Bennett (American Idol Contestant)

September 29   Kevin Durant (Basketball Player)

October 4   Derrick Rose (Basketball Player)

November 6   Emma Stone (Actress)

November 15   Zena Grey (Actress)

November 28   Scarlett Pomers (Actress)

December 7   Emily Browning (Actress - Lemony Snicket)

December 14   Vanessa Anne Hudgens (Actress - Disneys High School Musical )

December 16   Anna Popplewell (Actress)


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