Nike launched their “Just Do It” advertising campaign. It was so popular, it became an iconic slogan for Nike shoes and is still used today.
January 15, 1988: Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder of The NFL Today show told a reporter in Washington D.C. that blacks were bred to be great athletes since slavery.
February 21, 1988: Televangelist Jimmy Swaggart confesses to sexual transgressions on live TV.
August 11, 1988: Osama Bin Laden forms Al-Qaeda.
November 3, 1988: “Geraldo” show erupts into a brawl between white supremacists and Jewish and black activists. Host Geraldo Rivera broke his nose in the fight.
November 8, 1988: George Bush defeats Michael Dukakis to become the 41st President of the United States.