October 1988 in history

October 1988 events chronologically

Oct 4 U.S. televangelist Jim Bakker is indicted for fraud
Oct 5 The Chilean opposition coalition Concertación (center-left) defeats Augusto Pinochet in his re-election attempt and a general election is called the following year
Oct 5 The Brazilian Constitution is ratified by the Constituent Assembly
Oct 7 An Inupiaq hunter discovers three gray whales trapped under the ice in Barrow, Alaska, US; the situation becomes a multinational effort to free the whales
Oct 12 Jaffna University Helidrop: Commandos of Indian Peace Keeping Force raided the Jaffna University campus to capture the LTTE chief and walked into a trap
Oct 12 Two officers of the Victoria Police are gunned down execution-style in the Walsh Street police shootings, Australia
Oct 12 Birchandra Manu massacre in Tripura, India

Top 7 most famous people born in October 1988

Oct 2 Jack Collison a Welsh international footballer who currently plays for Ipswich Town. Collison is a product of West Ham's youth academy and has quickly progressed from trainee to playing first team football in the Premier League since joining at age sixteen. A versatile, all-rounded midfielder, he is able to play in centre midfield or out wide
Oct 3 ASAP Rocky an American rapper from Harlem, New York City. He is a member of the hip hop collective ASAP Mob, from which he adopted his moniker. Rocky released his debut mixtape Live. Love. ASAP, in 2011 to critical acclaim. The success of his mixtape led to a record deal with Polo Grounds Music, RCA Records, and Sony Music Entertainment. He subsequently recorded his 2013 debut album Long. Live. ASAP, which was also well received by critics and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200
Oct 4 Derrick Rose an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association. He played one year of college basketball for the University of Memphis before being drafted first overall by Chicago in the 2008 NBA draft. Rose became the first guard to be drafted first overall in the NBA draft since Allen Iverson in 1996 and would subsequently win NBA Rookie of the Year. In 2011, Rose was named the NBA Most Valuable Player, becoming the youngest player to win this award at 22 years and 6 months old
Oct 7 Diego Costa a Spanish professional footballer who plays for English club Chelsea and the Spanish national team. He plays as a striker and has been described by pundits as a player whose main attributes are his physicality, goalscoring and ability to keep possession
Oct 15 Mesut Özil a German professional footballer who plays for English club Arsenal and the German national team. Özil has been a youth national team member since 2006, and a member of the German national team since 2009. He gained international attention during the 2010 FIFA World Cup and was nominated for the Golden Ball Award, which is awarded to the tournament's best player. Özil started his senior career at hometown club Schalke in the Bundesliga in 2006, transferred to Werder Bremen in 2008 and was signed by Real Madrid in August 2010 following his break-out performance at the FIFA World Cup with Germany. On transfer deadline day of summer 2013, he moved to Arsenal for a club-record fee of £42.5 million. The transfer makes him the most expensive German football player of all time
Oct 27 Evan Turner an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association. Turner was drafted 2nd overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2010 NBA draft and played for them until he was traded in February 2014 to the Indiana Pacers. Turner plays the point guard, shooting guard and small forward positions
Oct 31 Sébastien Buemi a Swiss racing driver, who formerly competed for Scuderia Toro Rosso in Formula One. Buemi is currently a reserve driver for Scuderia Toro Rosso's sister team, Red Bull Racing, as well as being a member of Toyota's FIA WEC squad and e.dams Renault in the FIA Formula E Championship

Top 7 most famous people died in October 1988

Oct 3 Franz Josef Strauss a German politician. He was the chairman of the Christian Social Union, member of the federal cabinet in different positions and long-time minister-president of the state of Bavaria
Oct 9 Felix Wankel a German mechanical engineer and inventor after whom the Wankel engine was named.
Oct 10 Joan Pujol Garcia MBE deliberately became a double agent during World War II, known by the British codename Garbo and the German codename Arabel. Pujol had the rare, if not unique, distinction of receiving decorations from both sides during World War II, gaining both an Iron Cross from the Germans and a Member of the Order of the British Empire from the British
Oct 15 Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji an English composer, music critic, pianist and writer. He was one of the 20th century's most prolific piano composers
Oct 19 Son House an American blues singer and guitarist, noted for his highly emotional style of singing and slide guitar playing.
Oct 31 John Houseman a Romanian-born British–American actor and film producer who became known for his highly publicized collaboration with director Orson Welles from their days in the Federal Theatre Project through to the production of Citizen Kane. He is perhaps best known for his role as Professor Charles Kingsfield in the film The Paper Chase , for which he won a best supporting actor Oscar. He reprised his role as Kingsfield in the subsequent television series adaptation of The Paper Chase. Houseman was also known for his commercials for the brokerage firm Smith Barney. He had a distinctive Mid-Atlantic English accent, in common with many actors of his generation. John Houseman had a strikingly similar voice and speaking style to fellow actor, Ray Milland
Oct 31 George Uhlenbeck a Dutch-American theoretical physicist.