1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1988th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 988th year of the 2nd millennium, the 88th year of the 20th century, and the 9th year of the 1980s decade.

Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 19th century20th century21st century
Decades: 1950s  1960s  1970s  – 1980s –  1990s  2000s  2010s
Years: 1985 1986 198719881989 1990 1991

Events change

Yellowstone fires of 1988 near Old Faithful

Births change

Adele in 2016
Virat Kohli in 2017

Deaths change

January change

Chiang Ching-kuo
Georgy Malenkov

February change

Richard Feynman

March change

Kurt Georg Kiesinger
Andy Gibb
William McMahon

April change

Alan Paton

May change

Robert A. Heinlein

June change

Giuseppe Saragat

July change

Judith Barsi

August change

Enzo Ferrari
Lazarus Salii
Jack Marshall

September change

Luis Walter Alvarez

October change

Franz Josef Strauß

November change

Takeo Miki

December change

Roy Orbison

Nobel Prizes change