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Game: Washington 42, Denver 10 TIME's Man of the Year: Endangered Earth 1988 Academy Award for Best Movie: The Last Emperor
1988 Academy Award for Best Actor: Michael Douglas, Wall Street
1988 Academy Award for Best Actress: Cher, Moonstruck Look into the future and see: In 1989, the ruptured oil tanker Exxon Valdez sends 11 million gallons of crude oil into Alaska's Prince William Sound. Age is relevant: In 1988, New Orleans coach Jim Haslett entered coaching as the linebackers coach at the University of Buffalo. coach Mike Shanahan was head coach of the Los Angeles . 1988 World Population: 5,110,153,261
1988 U.S. Population: 244,499,000 Top TV shows that year:
1) The Cosby Show
2) A Different World
3) Cheers
4) Roseanne
5) Who's the Boss? Top 5 best-selling albums:
1) Giving You the Best That I Got, Anita Baker
2) Cocktail Soundtrack
3) Rattle and Hum, U2
4) New Jersey, Bon Jovi
5) Traveling Wilburys, Traveling Wilburys Top single: Every Rose Has Its Thorn, Poison Best-selling books: Fiction — The Bonfire of the Vanities, Tom Wolfe; Nonfiction — The 8-Week Cholsterol Cure, Robert W. Kowalski Gone But Not Forgotten: Spuds MacKenzie Fashion statement: The key to high fashion in 1988 is variety; whatever is comfortable. Other notable events: Republicans sweep 40 states and George Bush, the Vice President under Pres. Ronald Reagan, is elected the 41st President of the U.S. ... Pan-Am 747 explodes from terrorist bomb and crashes in Lockerbie, Scotland, killing all 259 aboard and 11 on the ground. Memorable quote: "The sense of well-being ... today is an illusion ... based on borrowed time and borrowed money," Benjamin Friedman, The Day of Reckoning 1988, the year in sports:
College football: National champion ... Notre Dame
Heisman Trophy winner: Barry Sanders, Oklahoma State, RB
Baseball: World Series ... Los Angeles Dodgers over Oakland A's, 4 games to 1
NBA: Championship ... Los Angeles Lakers over Detroit Pistons, 4 games to 3
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