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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. However, this does not initially cover the whole of the UK, meaning that some areas (including such rock heartlands as north-east England and some parts of non-metropolitan southern England) can only receive the Friday Rock Show (and other shows previously broadcast on Radio 2's FM frequencies such as John Peel & Annie Nightingale) on medium wave until late 1989 or 1990.
  • 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 Jan 1988
08 Jan 1988
15 Jan 1988
22 Jan 1988
29 Jan 1988
05 Feb 1988
12 Feb 1988
19 Feb 1988
26 Feb 1988
04 Mar 1988
11 Mar 1988
18 Mar 1988
25 Mar 1988
01 Apr 1988
08 Apr 1988
15 Apr 1988
22 Apr 1988
29 Apr 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 Aug 1988
12 Aug 1988
19 Aug 1988
26 Aug 1988

September

October

November

December

02 Sep 1988
09 Sep 1988
16 Sep 1988
23 Sept 1988
07 Oct 1988
14 Oct 1988
21 Oct 1988
28 Oct 1988
04 Nov 1988
11 Nov 1988
18 Nov 1988
25 Nov 1988
02 Dec 1988
09 Dec 1988
16 Dec 1988
23 Dec 1988
30 Dec 1988

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

Shows SharedEdit

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