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The following events occurred in 1988.


Paper money

Denomination Notes
$1-G (1986) Series 1985 $1 bills remained current in 1988.
$2-B (1976) As of January 1, 1988, all $2 bills in circulation remained up to Series 1976.
$5-K (1987) Series 1985 $5 bills remained current in 1988.
$10-H (1986) Series 1985 $10 bills remained current in 1988.
$20-E (1987) Series 1985 $20 bills remained current in 1988.
$50-G (1987) Series 1985 $50 bills remained current in 1988.
$100-I (1985)
$100-G (1986)
Series 1985 $100 bills remained current in 1988, but also still very common were the old Series 1981A bills.
Some Series 1981 bills were also still guaranteed in circulation.

Carryovers

Logos

Movie industry
Walt Disney Pictures (1985)
Walt Disney Pictures
Paramount (1987)
Paramount Pictures
Universal (1971)
Universal Pictures
Columbia Pictures (1981)
Columbia Pictures
20th Century Fox (1981)
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
Warner Bros. Pictures (1984)
Warner Bros. Pictures
Tristar Pictures (1984)
TriStar Pictures
Touchstone Pictures (1986)
Touchstone Pictures
Terrestrial television networks
NBC logo
NBC
Cbs-logo
CBS
American Broadcasting Company Logo
ABC
PBS (1984)
PBS
Fox1987
FOX
WPIX 1985
WPIX (New York City)
Cable television networks
HBO logo
HBO
Cinemax logo
Cinemax
The Disney Channel 1986
Disney Channel
Television production companies
Walt Disney Television (1985)
Walt Disney Television
Paramount Television (1987)
Paramount Television
Universal Television (1975)
Universal Television
Columbia Pictures Television (1982)
Columbia Pictures Television
20th Television Fox (1981)
20th Century Fox Television
Warner Bros. Television (1984)
Warner Bros. Television
WGBH (1978)
WGBH
DiC (1987)
DiC Entertainment
Sunbow & Marvel Productions (1986)
Sunbow and Marvel Productions
Merv Griffin Enterprises (1987)
Merv Griffin Enterprises
KingWorld (1985)
KingWorld
Buena Vista Television (1985)
Buena Vista Television
Tristar Television (1986)
TriStar Television
Home video industry
Walt Disney Home Video (1986)
Walt Disney Home Video
Paramount Home Video (1987)
Paramount Home Video
MCA Home Video (1983)
MCA Home Video
RCA Columbia Pictures Home Video (1986)
RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video
CBS-FOX Video (1984)
CBS-FOX Video
Warner Home Video (1986-B)
Warner Home Video
CIC Video (1986)
CIC Video
MGM-UA Home Video (1982)
MGM/UA Home Video
Golden Book Video (1987)
Golden Book Video
View-Master Video (1985)
View-Master Video
Warner Bros. Records (1985)
Warner Bros. Records
Together Again Video Productions (1987)
Together Again Video Productions
Walt Disney Classics (1984)
Walt Disney Classics
Touchstone Home Video (1987)
Touchstone Home Video
Vestron Video (1986)
Vestron Video

Movies

Box office totals
1 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope $322,740,142
2 Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi $263,835,740
3 Ghostbusters $238,632,124
4 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back $222,674,266
5 The Goonies $61,389,680
6 The Aristocats $35,452,658
7 My Little Pony: The Movie (1986) $5,958,456
Non-Disney movies on VHS
Wizardofoz 1985vhs
The Wizard of Oz
Starwars vhs
Star Wars
Starwars2 1984vhs
The Empire Strikes Back
Starwars3 vhs
Return of the Jedi
Ghostbusters vhs
Ghostbusters
Goonies 1986vhs
The Goonies
Mylittlepony 1986vhs
My Little Pony: The Movie
Disney movies on VHS
Dumbo 1985
Dumbo
Marypoppins 1986vhs
Mary Poppins
Petesdragon 1985
Pete's Dragon
Swordinthestone 1986
The Sword in the Stone
Aliceinwonderland 1986
Alice in Wonderland
Bedknobsandbroomsticks 1986
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Sodeartomyheart 1986vhs
So Dear to My Heart
Sleepingbeauty 1986
Sleeping Beauty
Ladyandthetramp 1987
Lady and the Tramp
Thethreecaballeros
The Three Caballeros
Disney's Sing-Along Songs on VHS
Dsas zipadeedoodah
Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah
Dsas heighho
Heigh Ho
Dsas barenecessities
The Bare Necessities

Television

CBS
ABC
Fullhouse 1987
Full House
Syndication
Mylittlepony 1986tv
My Little Pony
Wheeloffortune 1983
Wheel of Fortune (season 5)
Jeopardy 1987
Jeopardy! (season 4)
Kidsongstvshow 1987
The Kidsongs TV Show
Dr. Seuss titles on VHS
Catinthehat 1985vhs
The Cat in the Hat
Lorax 1985vhs
The Lorax
Grinchnight 1985vhs
Grinch Night
Grinch 1985vhs
The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat
Kidsongs titles on VHS
Kidsongs oldmacdonaldsfarm
A Day at Old MacDonald's Farm
Kidsongs teachtheworldtosing
I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing
Kidsongs goodnightsleeptight
Good Night, Sleep Tight
Kidsongs carsboatstrainsplanes
Cars, Boats, Trains and Planes
Kidsongs singoutamerica
Sing Out, America!
Kidsongs daywiththeanimals
A Day with the Animals
Kidsongs whatiwanttobe
What I Want to Be!
Kidsongs wonderfulworldofsports
The Wonderful World of Sports
Kidsongs dayatthecircus
A Day at the Circus
My Little Pony titles on VHS
  • The End of Flutter Valley
  • Bright Lights
  • Flight to Cloud Castle/Pony Puppy
  • Fugitive Flowers/Little Piece of Magic
  • The Golden Horseshoes/The Prince and the Ponies
  • Mishmash Melee/Baby, It's Cold Outside
  • The Quest of the Princess Ponies
  • The Revolt of Paradise Estate/Sweet Stuff and the Treasure Hunt

Video Games

Nes logo
Donkeykong nes
Donkey Kong
Donkeykongjr
Donkey Kong Jr.
Mariobros
Mario Bros.
Donkeykong3
Donkey Kong 3
Supermariobros
Super Mario Bros.
Smb2j
Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels
Sega-master-system-logo

What's new for 1988

Month unknown
Columbia Pictures Television (1988) Merv Griffin Enterprises (1988)
Columbia Pictures Television and Merv Griffin Enterprises become units of Columbia Pictures Entertainment, Inc.
February
Dsas youcanfly
Disney's Sing-Along Songs: You Can Fly
July
Dos4x
MS-DOS 4.0
Windows21
Windows 2.1
September
Wheeloffortune 1983
Wheel of Fortune (season 6)
Jeopardy 1988
Jeopardy! (season 5)
October
Cinderella 1988
Cinderella
Walt Disney Classics (1988)
Walt Disney Classics' new logo
Donkeykongclassics
Donkey Kong Classics (includes Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Jr.)
Smb2
Super Mario Bros. 2
Backyardshow
Barney & the Backyard Gang: The Backyard Show
The Lyons Group (1988)
The Lyons Group
Fullhouse 1987
Full House (season 2)
November
Dsas christmas
Disney's Sing-Along Songs: Very Merry Christmas Songs

Totals

As of December 31, 1988:
Total movies released in theaters 8
Total movies released on VHS 7
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