1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar (dominical letter CB), the 1988th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 988th year of the 2nd millennium, the 88th year of the 20th century, and the 9th year of the 1980s decade.
Real World Events
- Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc. is founded by Tom Woodruff, Jr. and Alec Gillis.
- William Gibson turns in his second script draft for Alien III.
- Actress Callie Hernandez is born.
- Issue #1 of the comic series Aliens: Outbreak is released.