Saturday October 01, 1988

US date format: 10/1/1988, UK date format: 1/10/1988

It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 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 Cariba Heine . In that special week of October people in US were listening to Don't Worry Be Happy (Edit) by Bobby McFerrin. In UK One Moment In Time by Whitney Houston was in the top 5 hits. Gorillas in the Mist, directed by Michael Apted, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Demon Lord Of Karanda by David Eddings was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Starting from Scratch. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Legend of Blacksilver or F/A-18 Interceptor.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Singapore - Children's Day
  • Also see October 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • World Vegetarian Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Cuve (Barrel) Day, tenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
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Events

  • Bradley Center in Milwaukee opens
  • Robert Englund, actor who plays Freddie Kruger weds Nancy Booth
  • Lowest batting average for National League champion (Tony Gwynn .313).
  • Mikhail Gorbachev is named head of the Supreme Soviet.

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Movies

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Gorillas in the Mist

Gorillas in the Mist

Directed by: Michael Apted

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Bryan Brown, Julie Harris, John Omirah Miluwi

Alien Nation

Alien Nation

Directed by: Graham Baker

Starring: James Caan, Mandy Patinkin, Terence Stamp, Kevyn Major Howard

Clara's Heart

Clara's Heart

Directed by: Robert Mulligan

Starring: Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Ontkean, Kathleen Quinlan, Neil Patrick Harris

Bloodstone

Bloodstone

Directed by: Dwight H. Little

Starring: Brett Stimely, Rajinikanth, Anna Nicholas, Charlie Brill

Cinema Paradiso

Cinema Paradiso

Directed by: Giuseppe Tornatore

Starring: Philippe Noiret, Enzo Cannavale, Antonella Attili, Isa Danieli

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Starting from Scratch

Starting from Scratch

Directed by: James Huang

Scruples

Scruples

Directed by: Alan J. Levi

First Impressions

First Impressions

Directed by: Eric Shapiro

Luv Kush

Luv Kush

Directed by: Jay Sreesivan

Mahabharat

Mahabharat

Starring: Arun Bakshi, Pramod Kumar, Aloka Mukerjee, Virendra Razdan

Country: India

Days to next October 01

If October 01, 1988 is your birthday you're 31 years, 11 months, 28 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Demon Lord Of Karanda by David Eddings

Demon Lord Of Karanda

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In an adventurous sequel to THE MALLOREAN, David Eddings tells the story of King Garion's abducted infant son and his efforts to save him.

Alaska by James A. Michener

Alaska

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In this sweeping epic of the northernmost American frontier, James A. Michener guides us through Alaska’s fierce terrain and history, from the long-forgotten past to the bustling present.

The Aviators by W. E. B. Griffin

The Aviators

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It is 1964. The Vietnam War has begun to escalate, its new style of battle demanding new weapons and tactics, and men who can use them.

Thriving On Chaos by Tom Peters

Thriving On Chaos

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The national bestseller that offers prescriptions for an economic world turned upside down. A New York Times bestseller for eleven months.

Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler

Breathing Lessons

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Maggie and Ira Moran have been married for twenty-eight years–and it shows: in their quarrels, in their routines, in their ability to tolerate with affection each other’s eccentricities.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

The Legend of Blacksilver

The Legend of Blacksilver

Platform: Commodore 64, Apple II

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Epyx

F/A-18 Interceptor

F/A-18 Interceptor

Platform: Amiga

Genre: Flight sim

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa

Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa

Platform: Family Computer Disk System, Family Computer, Mobile Phones (i-mode), Wii (Virtual Console), Nintendo 3DS (Virtual Console), Wii U (Virtual Console)

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Konami

Earthlight

Earthlight

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Firebird Software

Amiga Soccer

Amiga Soccer

Genre: Sports

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on October 01, 1988?

On October 01, 1988 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is October 01, 1988?

On October 01, 1988 the zodiac sign was Libra.

Who was the US President on October 01, 1988?

On October 01, 1988 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 01, 1988?

On October 01, 1988 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on October 01, 1988?

On October 01, 1988 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on October 01, 1988?

On October 01, 1988 several famous people were born including, Cariba Heine.

What was the number one song in October 01, 1988?

The number one song in the week of October 01, 1988 was Don't Worry Be Happy (Edit) by Bobby McFerrin in US and One Moment In Time by Whitney Houston in UK.

What were the top hits on October 01, 1988?

The top hits on October 01, 1988 were Don't Worry Be Happy (Edit) by Bobby McFerrin, Love Bites by Def Leppard, I'll Always Love You by Taylor Dayne in US and One Moment In Time by Whitney Houston, Desire by U2, He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother by The Hollies in UK.


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