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World EventsEdit

  • Iran-Contra affair
  • Soviet Army begins withdrawal from Afghanistan after 8 years
  • UK Government passes Section 28 (prohibiting promotion of homosexuality in schools)
  • US President Ronald Reagan visits Soviet Union
  • Netherlands defeats Soviet Union 2-0 to win Euro 88
  • Iran-Iraq war ends
  • July 6th, an explosion and the resulting oil and gas fires, destroys the North Sea Gas production platform 'Piper Alpha' killing 167 (including 2 crewman from a rescue vessel)
  • Summer Olympics held in Seoul, Korea
  • First computer worm distributed via the Internet (Morris Worm)
  • George W. Bush wins US Elections, becoming the first sitting Vice-President in 200 years to do so
  • Pan Am Flight 103 blown up over Lockerbie, Scotland (believed to be the work of Libyans)

Events In RockEdit

  • Monsters Of Rock tour in US
  • Mötley Crüe enter rehab
  • Billy Sheehan leaves David Lee Roth's solo band and forms Mr. Big
  • U2's Rattle And Hum goes to number 1 on the US Album charts
  • September: BBC Radio 1 acquires its own FM network and rebrands itself Radio 1 FM
  • Monsters Of Rock (Donington): two people crushed to death during Guns 'N' Roses set
  • Deaths of Roy Orbison, Hillel Slovak (Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Paul Avron Jeffreys (Cockney Rebel)

Major Rock ReleasesEdit

List Of FRS DatesEdit

January

February

March

April

01 January 1988
08 January 1988
15 January 1988
22 January 1988
29 January 1988
05 February 1988
12 February 1988
19 February 1988
26 February 1988
04 March 1988
11 March 1988
18 March 1988
25 March 1988
01 April 1988
08 April 1988
15 April 1988
22 April 1988
29 April 1988

May

June

July

August

06 May 1988
13 May 1988
20 May 1988
27 May 1988
03 June 1988
10 June 1988
17 June 1988
24 June 1988
01 July 1988
08 July 1988
15 July 1988
22 July 1988
29 July 1988
05 August 1988
12 August 1988
19 August 1988
26 August 1988

September

October

November

December

02 September 1988
09 September 1988
16 September 1988
23 September 1988
07 October 1988
14 October 1988
21 October 1988
28 October 1988
04 November 1988
11 November 1988
18 November 1988
25 November 1988
02 December 1988
09 December 1988
16 December 1988
23 December 1988
30 December 1988

30 September 1988: no FRS (21 Years Of Radio 1)

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