Happy birthday to us! Today, in 1988, the Nose Hill Library opened for business. That same year...
Nintendo released Super Mario Bros. 3.
The Governor General's Award for English language fiction David Adams Richards, Nights Below Station Street.
The Pullitzer prize for Fiction was awarded to Toni Morrison for her novel Beloved .
The Pullitzer prize for Non-fiction was The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes.
In film, the epic motion picture The Last Emperor won nine Oscars.
And Stephen Hawking Published A Brief History Of Time.
And, of course.....
Calgary made its mark worldwide hosting the Winter Olympics. It was the last Olympics where athletes from the Soviet union played together. The year after, the Berlin Wall came down and all the republics regained independence.
1988 Pop Quiz:
The 1988 games saw the "Battle of the Brians" in figure skating between which two Brians? Who took the gold medal?
The official mascots for the games were Hidy and Howdy. What were they?
Who took home the gold at the 1988 Olympics in hockey?
And another fun quiz, vintage style! : Who knows whose nose? Our library is surrounded by other famous noses! Can you name them all?Who Knows Whose Nose?