Thursday December 01, 1988

US date format: 12/1/1988, UK date format: 1/12/1988

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 1, 1988). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Zoë Kravitz and Tyler Joseph. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley by Will To Power. In UK Mistletoe And Wine by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Camille Claudel, directed by Bruno Nuytten, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Till We Meet Again by Judith Krantz was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Bottom Line. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Last Ninja 2: Back with a Vengeance or Birdie Try.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Iceland
  • Ancient Latvia - Barbes Diena observed
  • Feast day of St Eligius
  • Romania - Union Day (the national holiday)
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Events

  • New York Islanders greatest shutout loss (8-0) versus Saint Louis Blues.
  • NBC bids record US$401 million to capture rights to 1992 Barcelona Olympics.
  • Benazir Bhutto named first female Prime Minister of a Muslim country (Pakistan).
  • 596 dead after cyclone hits Bangladesh, half a million homeless.
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Movies

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Camille Claudel

Camille Claudel

Directed by: Bruno Nuytten

Starring: Isabelle Adjani, Gérard Depardieu, Madeleine Robinson, Laurent Grévill

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

Starring: John Neville, Eric Idle, Sarah Polley, Oliver Reed

Country: United States of America

Twins

Twins

Directed by: Ivan Reitman

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, Kelly Preston, Chloe Webb

Country: United States of America

Mississippi Burning

Mississippi Burning

Directed by: Alan Parker

Starring: Gene Hackman, Willem Dafoe, Frances McDormand, Brad Dourif

Country: United States of America

The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

Directed by: David Zucker

Starring: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, O.J. Simpson, Ricardo Montalban

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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The Bottom Line

The Bottom Line

Directed by: Tom Rulon

Starting from Scratch

Starting from Scratch

Directed by: James Huang

Scruples

Scruples

Directed by: Alan J. Levi

Siebenstein

Siebenstein

Nase vorn

Nase vorn

Days to next December 01

If December 01, 1988 is your birthday you're 31 years, 9 months, 21 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 9 days.
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Books

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Till We Meet Again by Judith Krantz

Till We Meet Again

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Eve dared. . . Eve, with passion that overruled her total innocence, ran away from home to live in unrepentant sin; won stardom singing on the stage of the Parisian music

Don'T Bend Over In The Garden, Granny, You Know Them Taters Got Eyes by Lewis Grizzard

Don'T Bend Over In The Garden, Granny, You Know Them Taters Got Eyes

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This time Lewis Grizzard has gone and done it--written a book about sex, as seen through his bespectacled, ironic squint. He tells us why Junior Leaguers don't do it in groups,

Dragonsdawn by Anne McCaffrey

Dragonsdawn

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Deadly spores threaten the human colony of Pern unless the colonists, with help from geneticist Kitti Ping, can develop fire-breathing dragons to combat the menace.

Anything For Billy by Larry McMurtry

Anything For Billy

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The first time I saw Billy he came walking out of a cloud....Welcome to the wild, hot-blooded adventures of Billy the Kid, the American West's most legendary outlaw.

Long Time Gone by and Carl Gottlieb

Long Time Gone

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A thorough and candid autobiography that is both a personal journey and a cultural history of American pop music. From the early folk era to the Golden Age of rock

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Abracadabra

Abracadabra

Platform: Amstrad CPC, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: Proein Soft Line

Earthlight

Earthlight

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Firebird Software

Last Ninja 2: Back with a Vengeance

Last Ninja 2: Back with a Vengeance

Platform: Last Ninja 2: 1988: Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC 1989: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, 1990: Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, NES (as The Last Ninja) 2008: Virtual Console Last Ninja Remix: 1990: Commodore

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Activision Ubi Soft (10 Megahits Vol. 3) Ocean Software (100% Dynamite) Jaleco

Amadeus Revenge

Amadeus Revenge

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Music game, Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Systems Editoriale s.r.l.

Birdie Try

Birdie Try

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Data East


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