Friday July 01, 1988

US date format: 7/1/1988, UK date format: 1/7/1988

It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 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 Sonoya Mizuno and Kurt Coleman. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Dirty Diana by Michael Jackson. In UK Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You by Glenn Medeiros was in the top 5 hits. Coming to America, directed by John Landis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Show Time by Pat Riley was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Brainstorm. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hot Rod or John Madden Football.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Canada Day (formerly Dominion Day) - national holiday of Canada. Moving Day in the province of QuTbec
  • 1899 - Indiana Jones's birthday.
  • In Bulgaria, there is a tradition called July Morning dating from the hippy period in 1980s and maybe as far back as the 1970s. Young (and not so young) people from all over the country travel (often hitchhike) to the Black Sea coast to meet the first sun rays on the 1st of July. Naturally Uriah Heep's July Morning is the main refrain. Although the tradition is linked to the hippy movement in America, it is still popular in Bulgaria. Strangely, it seems that there is no such tradition in other
  • Surinam Keti Koti (Breaking of Chains) Day of Liberty; On July 1, 1863 slavery was abolished.
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Movies

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Coming to America

Coming to America

Directed by: John Landis

Starring: Eddie Murphy, Paul Bates, Garcelle Beauvais, Feather

Country: United States of America

Pumpkinhead

Pumpkinhead

Directed by: Stan Winston

Starring: Lance Henriksen, Jeff East, John D'Aquino, Kimberly Ross

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy, Charles Fleischer

Country: United States of America

Cameron's Closet

Cameron's Closet

Directed by: Armand Mastroianni

Starring: Cotter Smith, Mel Harris, Scott Curtis, Chuck McCann

Bull Durham

Bull Durham

Directed by: Ron Shelton

Starring: Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Trey Wilson

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Brainstorm

Brainstorm

Directed by: Douglas Trumbull

The Big Picture

The Big Picture

Directed by: Eric Lartigau

Rough Guide to Europe

Rough Guide to Europe

Starring: Magenta Devine, Sankha Guha

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

P.O.V.

P.O.V.

Zomergasten

Zomergasten

Days to next July 01

If July 01, 1988 is your birthday you're 32 years, 2 months, 20 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 10 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Show Time by Pat Riley

Show Time

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The head coach of the world champion Los Angeles Lakers presents the inside story of the team's 1986-87 championship season, reveals his strategies, and offers his views on the team's star players and celebrity fans

The Icarus Agenda by Robert Ludlum

The Icarus Agenda

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Colorado Congressman Evan Kendrick is trying to live out his term quietly when a political mole reveals his deepest secret: Kendrick was the anonymous hero who freed the hostages held by Arab terrorists in the American embassy in Masqat, and …

Capote by Gerald Clarke

Capote

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An American original, Truman Capote was one of the best writers of his generation, a superb and almost matchless stylist. His short stories made him a literary celebrity while still in

A Trail Of Memories by Angelique L'Amour

A Trail Of Memories

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For decades, generations of readers have shared their favorite passages of favorite Louis L'Amour novels and short stories: parents with their children, neighbors with their friends, executives with their staff and

The Rise And Fall Of The Great Powers by Paul Kennedy

The Rise And Fall Of The Great Powers

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About national and international power in the "modern" or Post Renaissance period. Explains how the various powers have risen and fallen over the 5 centuries since the formation of the "new

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Hot Rod

Hot Rod

Platform: Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Amiga, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Racing game

Publisher: Sega (Arcade) Activision (computers)

Bloody Wolf

Bloody Wolf

Platform: Arcade Game, TurboGrafx/PC Engine, Virtual Console

Genre: Run and gun

Publisher: Data East, NEC Home Electronics

King of Kings

King of Kings

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Turn-based strategy wargame

Publisher: Namco

Birdie Try

Birdie Try

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Data East

John Madden Football

John Madden Football

Platform: Commodore 64/Commodore 128, Apple II, MS-DOS

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Electronic Arts


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