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  • Catalonia, Spain
    Monday Dec 5, 1988

    Salvador Dali

    King's Visit

    Catalonia, Spain
    Monday Dec 5, 1988

    On 5 December 1988, he was visited by King Juan Carlos, who confessed that he had always been a serious devotee of Dalí.




  • California, U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 6, 1988

    Robin Williams

    Velardi's divorce

    California, U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 6, 1988

    Velardi and Williams were divorced in 1988. While it was reported that Williams began an affair with Zachary's nanny Marsha Garces in 1986, Velardi stated in the 2018 documentary Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind that the relationship with Garces began after the two had separated.




  • Lockerbie, Scotland
    Wednesday Dec 21, 1988

    Plane Accidents

    Pan Am Flight 103

    Lockerbie, Scotland
    Wednesday Dec 21, 1988

    Pan Am Flight 103, a Boeing 747–121 bound for New York–JFK from London–Heathrow with continued service to Detroit, was destroyed by a terrorist bomb over the town of Lockerbie, Scotland. All 243 passengers and 16 crew, and 11 people on the ground (all residents of Sherwood Crescent, Lockerbie), died, making it the worst terrorist attack involving an aircraft in the UK and the deadliest terrorist attack on British soil.




  • Paris, France
    Tuesday Dec 27, 1988

    Marco van Basten

    1st Ballon d'Or

    Paris, France
    Tuesday Dec 27, 1988

    Van Basten won his 1st Ballon d'Or.




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