Class of 1988

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1988 Historical Events

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U.S. Energy Information Administration

40th President:
Ronald Reagan

Served from January 20, 1981 to January 20, 1989 (8 years)
World Series Winner:
Minnesota Twins (AL)

Defeated the St. Louis Cardinals (NL) with a record of 4-3
Super Bowl XXII Winner:
Washington Redskins

Defeated the Denver Broncos with a score of 42-10
Stock markets around the world crash on what is known as Black Monday including a 22.6% U.S. stock market drop
(Oct. 19, 1987)


For 1988 movies, Rain Man came out on top. It grossed over $172,825,435 to make it the most popular movie of 1988. Among 1988 TV shows, The Cosby Show was the most popular for the year.


Top Movies from 1988

  • Rain Man
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit
  • Coming to America
  • Big
  • Twins
  • Crocodile Dundee II
  • Die Hard
  • The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

Top Songs from 1988

  • Faith, George Michael
  • Need You Tonight, INXS
  • Got My Mind Set On You, George Harrison
  • Never Gonna Give You Up, Rick Astley
  • Sweet Child O' Mine, Guns N' Roses
  • So Emotional, Whitney Houston
  • Heaven Is A Place On Earth, Belinda Carlisle
  • Could've Been, Tiffany

Billboard Top Songs from 1988

All of the 1988 hits below topped the 1988 Billboard Top 100 charts. Can you remember the lyrics of any of these 1988 top songs?

1.George MichaelFaith
2.INXSNeed You Tonight
3.George HarrisonGot My Mind Set On You
4.Rick AstleyNever Gonna Give You Up
5.Guns N' RosesSweet Child O' Mine
6.Whitney HoustonSo Emotional
7.Belinda CarlisleHeaven Is A Place On Earth
8.TiffanyCould've Been
9.BreatheHands To Heaven
10.Steve WinwoodRoll With It
11.George MichaelOne More Try
12.Terence Trent d'ArbyWishing Well
13.Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound MachineAnything For You
14.Cheap TrickThe Flame
15.Billy OceanGet Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car
16.ExposeSeasons Change
17.WhitesnakeIs This Love
18.Escape ClubWild, Wild West
19.Def LeppardPour Some Sugar On Me
20.Taylor DayneI'll Always Love You
21.Michael JacksonMan In The Mirror
22.Debbie GibsonShake Your Love
23.Robert PalmerSimply Irresistible
24.Richard MarxHold On To The Nights
25.Eric CarnenHungry Eyes
26.Johnny Hates JazzShattered Dreams
27.George MichaelFather Figure
28.Samantha FoxNaughty Girls (Need Love Too)
29.Phil CollinsA Groovy Kind Of Love
30.Def LeppardLove Bites
31.Richard MarxEndless Summer Nights
32.Debbie GibsonFoolish Beat
33.Whitney HoustonWhere Do Broken Hearts Go
35.BanglesHazy Shade Of Winter
36.Michael JacksonThe Way You Make Me Feel
37.Bobby McFerrinDon't Worry, Be Happy
38.Eric CarnenMake Me Lose Control
39.UB40Red Red Wine
40.Patric SwayzeShe's Like The Wind
41.Bon JoviBad Medicine
42.Beach BoysKokomo
43.Elton JohnI Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That
44.Rick AstleyTogether Forever
45.George MichaelMonkey
46.INXSDevil Inside
47.Richard MarxShould've Known Better
48.ChicagoI Don't Wanna Live Without Your Love
49.Kylie MinogueThe Loco-Motion
50.Pet Shop Boys and Dusty SpringfieldWhat Have I Done To Deserve This?
51.JetsMake It Real
52.Information SocietyWhat's On Your Mind
53.Taylor DayneTell It To My Heart
54.Debbie GibsonOut Of The Blue
55.Jody WatleyDon't You Want Me
57.Belinda CarlisleI Get Weak
58.Terence Trent d'ArbySign Your Name
59.RogerI Want To Be Your Man
61.Michael JacksonDirty Diana
62.Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine1 2 3 4
63.PebblesMercedes Boy
64.Huey Lewis and The NewsPerfect World
65.INXSNew Sensation
66.Pretty PoisonCatch Me (I'm Falling)
67.New EditionIf It Isn't Love
68.JetsRocket 2 U
69.Peter CeteraOne Good Woman
70.Cheap TrickDon't Be Cruel
71.Elton JohnCandle In The Wind
72.Daryl Hall and John OatesEverything Your Heart Desires
73.ForeignerSay You Will
74.Keith SweatI Want Her
75.Natalie ColePink Cadillac
76.Tracy ChapmanFast Car
77.IcehouseElectric Blue
78.Bruce Hornsby and The RangeThe Valley Road
79.Bobby BrownDon't Be Cruel
80.Pet Shop BoysAlways On My Mind
81.Brenda Russell feat. Joe EspositoPiano In The Dark
82.Van HalenWhen It's Love
83.Paul CarrackDon't Shed A Tear
84.StingWe'll Be Together
85.Joan Jett and The BlackheartsI Hate Myself For Loving You
86.ForeignerI Don't Want To Live Without You
87.Al B. Sure!Nite And Day
88.Steve WinwoodDon't You Know What The Night Can Do
89.Whitney HoustonOne Moment In Time
90.Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound MachineCan't Stay Away From You
91.George MichaelKissing A Fool
92.John Cougar MellancampCherry Bomb
93.Brenda K. StarrI Still Believe
94.CherI Found Someone
95.INXSNever Tear Us Apart
96.Steve WindwoodValerie
97.David Lee RothJust Like Paradise
98.PoisonNothin' But A Good Time
99.White LionWait
100.Taylor DayneProve Your Love

Most Popular Names for People Who Graduated in 1988


  1. Jennifer
  2. Lisa
  3. Kimberly
  4. Michelle
  5. Amy


  1. Michael
  2. James
  3. David
  4. John
  5. Robert

Class of 1988 Yearbook

Class of 1988 Reunion

Your 35 year reunion is only months away!

Class of 1988: If are part of the 1988 graduating class, we hope you enjoy thinking about the historical events, remembering the lyrics to the best songs, and thinking back to some of your best high school friends. Be sure to visit® to find old friends from the class of 1988 and reconnect with fellow class of '88 graduates. They have tools to help you plan a class of 1988 reunion, see yearbook photos from 1988, and use the graduates list to get in touch with old friends.

If you did not graduate in the class of 1988, try the Class of 1987 or the Class of 1989.