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For other uses, see 1988.
The timestream.
years: 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991

(stardates from 1988.0)

decades: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century

1988 was, on Earth's calendar, the 89th year of the 20th century, and the ninth year of the 1980s decade. Although this was a time period before Human formulation of stardates, this era begins with stardate 1988.0[1].


17 August 
According to rumors and reports, Khan Noonien Singh arranges the airplane crash that kills General Zia-ul-Haq.[2][3]

Births and deaths


References and notes




Final Frontier.


  • TOS novel: Final Frontier (Giant Novel #3) by Diane Carey.
    • This is the story of a hero—and a moment forever lost to history. It is a tale of Starfleet's early days, of a time before the Star Trek we know. The story of a secret mission gone horribly wrong—and an instant in time where the galaxy stood poised on the brink of one final, destructive war. It is the story of a ship since passed on into legend, and a man we know only as the father of Starfleet's greatest captain. His name is Kirk. Commander George Samuel Kirk. He is a warrior, born and bred to battle. Now destiny has placed the fate of a hundred innocent worlds on his shoulders. And put the power of the greatest weapon the galaxy has ever seen in his hands…
  • TOS comic #46: "Getaway" by Michael Carlin.
week of 11 January
week of 18 January
week of 25 January


The IDIC Epidemic.

"... Where No One Has Gone Before!".

"Idol Threats".

week of 1 February
week of 8 February
week of 15 February
week of 22 February


"The Stars in Secret Influence".

"Spirit in the Sky!".

week of 14 March
week of 21 March


Time for Yesterday.

"Aspiring to be Angels".

"Q Factor".

week of 11 April
week of 18 April
week of 25 April


"Marriage of Inconvenience".

"Q's Day".

week of 2 May
week of 9 May
week of 16 May



"Haunted Honeymoon".


Ghost Ship.

"Here Today".


The Three-Minute Universe.

"You're Dead, Jim".


"Old Loyalties".

Spock's World.

The Peacekeepers.


Memory Prime.

"Finnegan's Wake!".


The Children of Hamlin.

"A Small Matter of Faith".

week of 21 November
week of 28 November


The Final Nexus.

  • TOS novel #43: The Final Nexus by Gene DeWeese.
    • Uncounted centuries ago, an unknown race from beyond our galaxy created a series of interstellar gates—shortcuts across our universe—and then disappeared, leaving behind no clues to their fate, or the operation of their system. Twice before, the Enterprise has used the system to traverse the galaxy, and returned each time no wiser to the gates' operation. Now it is imperative that they find out. For the gates are breaking down, taking the very stars in the sky with them. The fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of the Enterprise crew, and their ability to communicate not only with creatures from another world—but from another universe as well.
week of 5 December
week of 12 December

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