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  • Major Events of 1988




    NBA: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Detroit Pistons Series: 4-3
    NCAA Football: Notre Dame Record: 12-0-0
    Heisman Trophy: Barry Sanders, oklahoma state, RB points: 1,878
    Stanley Cup: Edmunton Oilers vs. Boston Bruins Series: 4-0
    Super Bowl XXII: Washington Red Skins vs. Denver Broncos Score: 42-10
    US Open Golf: Curtis Strange Score: 278* Course: The Country Club Location: Brookline, MA (*Playoff with Nick Faldo)
    World Series: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Oakland A's Series: 4-1

    Popular Music

    1."So Emotional" ... Whitney Houston
    2."Got My Mind Set on You" ... George Harrison
    3."The Way You Make Me Feel" ... Michael Jackson
    4."Need You Tonight" ... INXS
    5."Could've Been" ... Tiffany
    6."Season Change" ... Expose
    7."Father Figure" ... George Michael
    8."Never Gonna Give You Up" ... Rick Astley
    9."Man In the Mirror" ... Michael Jackson
    10."Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car" ... Billy Ocean

    Popular Movies

    1. Beetlejuice
    2. Big
    3. Bull Durham
    4. Cocktail
    5. Colors
    6. Coming to America
    7. Crocodile Dundee II
    8. Die Hard
    9. A Fish Called Wanda
    10. Good Morning, Vietnam


    Most Popular Books

    1. "The Tommyknockers" by Stephen King
    2. "Patriot Games" by Tom Clancy
    3. "Kaleidoscope" by Danielle Steele
    4. "Misery" by Stephen King
    5. "Leaving Home" by Garrison Keillor

    1. "Time Flies" by Bill Cosby
    2. "Spy Catcher" by Peter Wright
    3. "Family: The Ties That Bind" and "Gag" by Erma Bombeck
    4. "Veil: Secret Wars of the CIA " by Bob Woodward
    5. "A Day in the Life of America" by Rick Smolan

    Most Popular Television Shows

    1. The Cosby Show (NBC)
    2. A Different World (NBC)
    3. Cheers (NBC)
    4. The Golden Girls (NBC)
    5. Growing Pains (ABC)
    6. Who's the Boss? (ABC)
    7. Night Court (NBC)
    8. 60 Minutes (CBS)
    9. Murder, She Wrote (CBS)
    10. Alf (NBC)

    Nobel Prizes

    The prize was awarded jointly to: DEISENHOFER, JOHANN, Federal Republic of Germany, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Department of Biochemistry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, TX, U.S.A., b. 1943; HUBER, ROBERT, Federal Republic of Germany, Max-Planck-Institut fÙr Biochemie, Martinsried, b. 1937; and MICHEL, HARTMUT, Federal Republic of Germany, Max-Planck-Institut fÙr Biophysik, Frankfurt/Main, b. 1948: "for the determination of the three-dimensional structure of a photosynthetic reaction centre"

    MAHFOUZ, NAGUIB, Egypt, b. 1911: "who, through works rich in nuance - now clear-sightedly realistic, now evocatively ambiguous - has formed an Arabian narrative art that applies to all mankind"


    Physiology or Medicine
    The prize was awarded jointly to: BLACK, Sir JAMES W., Great Britain, King's College Hospital Medical School, University of London, London, Great Britain, b. 1924; ELION, GERTRUDE B., U.S.A., Wellcome Research Laboratories, Research Triangle Park, NC, b. 1918, d. 1999; and HITCHINGS, GEORGE H., U.S.A., Wellcome Research Laboratories, Research Triangle Park, NC, b. 1905, d. 1998: "for their discoveries of important principles for drug treatment"

    The prize was awarded jointly to: LEDERMAN, LEON M., U.S.A., Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL, b. 1922; SCHWARTZ, MELVIN, U.S.A., Digital Pathways, Inc., Mountain View, CA, b. 1932; and STEINBERGER, JACK, U.S.A., CERN, Geneva, Switzerland, b. 1921 (in Bad Kissingen, FRG): "for the neutrino beam method and the demonstration of the doublet structure of the leptons through the discovery of the muon neutrino."

    Academy Awards

    Best Picture: "Rain Man"
    Best Director: Barry Levinson ... "Rain Man"
    Best Actor: Dustin Hoffman ... "Rain Man"
    Best Actress: Jodie Foster ... "The Accused"

    Grammy Awards

    Record of the Year: "Don't Worry, Be Happy" ... Bobby McFerrin
    Best Song: "Don't Worry, Be Happy" ... Bobby McFerrin
    Best Album: "Faith" ... George Michael
    Male Vocalist: Bobby McFerrin ... "Don't Worry, Be Happy"
    Female Vocalist: Tracy Chapman ... "Fast Car"

    Tony Awards

    Best Play: "M. Butterfly" ... David Henry Hwang
    Best Musical: "The Phantom of the Opera"
    Best Actor in a play: Ron Silver ... "Speed the Plow"
    Best Actress in a play: Joan Allen ... "Burn This"
    Best Actor in a musical: Michael Crawford ... "Phantom of the Opera"
    Best Actress in a musical: Joanna Gleason ... "Into the Woods"