Random 1988 Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is established,
A: The largest Lutheran denomination in the United States.
Taiwan President Chiang Ching-kuo dies in Taipei, and who
A: Lee Teng-hui.
In Jerusalem, Israeli police and Palestinian protestors
A: At the Dome of the Rock.
What longest running
Broadway play ever, opens?
A: The Phantom of the Opera.
The House of Representatives rejects President Reagan's
request for $36.25 million to support what?
A: The Nicaraguan Contras.
Who is appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States?
A: Anthony Kennedy.
The Supreme Court of the United States sides with Hustler
magazine by overturning a lower court decision to do what?
A: Award Jerry Falwell $200,000 for defamation.
Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and Vice Admiral John
Poindexter are what?
A: Indicted on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States.
What happened to a Colombian Boeing 727 jetliner, Avianca
A: It crashes into the side of the mountains near the Venezuelan border, killing 143.
The first McDonald's restaurant in a country run by a
"what" opens in Belgrade, Yugoslavia?
A: Communist party.
The Candle Demonstration in Bratislava, Slovakia is the
A: Mass demonstration of the 1980s against the socialist government in Czechoslovakia.
Presidential candidate Jesse Jackson defeats whom in the
Michigan Democratic caucuses?
A: Michael Dukakis.
What happened to Governor Evan Mecham of
A: He was convicted in his impeachment trial and removed from office.
Disneyland closes what attraction permanently in Anaheim,
A: America Sings Attraction.
What comic strip makes its first appearance in US
The Last Emperor (directed by Bernardo Bertolucci) wins how
What happened to Aloha Airlines Flight 243?
A: It loses several yards of its upper fuselage while in flight, killing 1 person.
Where does the World Expo 88 open?
A: In Brisbane Queensland, Australia.
Who wins the Eurovision Song Contest for Switzerland with
the song "Ne partez pas sans moi"?
A: Celine Dion.
After more than 8 years of fighting, the Soviet Army begins
A: Withdrawing from Afghanistan.
The U.S. Supreme Court rules that police do not need a
search warrant to search through what?
A: Discarded garbage.
U.S. President Ronald Reagan addresses 600 Moscow State
University students, during his what?
A: Visit to the Soviet Union.
NASA scientist James Hansen testifies to the Senate that
what has begun?
A: Man-made global warming.
Iran Air Flight 655 is accidentally shot down by a missile
launched from what ship?
A: The USS Vincennes.
Al-Qaeda is formed by whom?
A: Osama bin Laden.
NASA resumes Space Shuttle flights, grounded after what?
A: The Challenger disaster.
Why does Ronald Reagan decide to tear down the new U.S.
Embassy in Moscow?
A: Because of Soviet listening devices in the building structure.
George H. W. Bush is elected over whom?
A: Michael Dukakis.
Who takes office as President of Mexico?
A: Carlos Salinas de Gortari.
What famous American vocalist dies of a heart attack in
A: Roy Orbison.
Perennial U.S. presidential candidate Lyndon LaRouche is
convicted of what?
A: Mail fraud.
What happens to Pan Am Flight 103?
A: It's is blown up over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing a total of 270 people.
Brazilian union and environmental activist Chico Mendes is
What invasive species are found in the Great Lakes?
A: Zebra mussels.