Wednesday November 02, 1988

US date format: 11/2/1988, UK date format: 2/11/1988

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on November 2, 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 Julia Görges and Dee Kosh. In that special week of November people in US were listening to Kokomo by The Beach Boys. In UK First Time by Robin Beck was in the top 5 hits. Child's Play, directed by Tom Holland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while One by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Starting from Scratch. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Downhill Challenge or Knight Rider.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Catholicism - All Souls Day (unless on a Sunday)
  • Rastafari movement - The coronation of Haile Selassie (1930) celebrated
  • USA - admission day (1889) of North Dakota and South Dakota as 39th and 40th states.
  • Ancient Latvia - Dveselu Diena held
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Events

  • 1st Mrs America beauty pageant
  • Computers virus strikes Pentagon, SDI research lab and 6 universities
  • Mexican radio station erronously reports Mike Tyson dies in car crash
  • Walt Weiss wins American League rookie of the year (third straight for Oakland Athletics).
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Movies

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Child's Play

Child's Play

Directed by: Tom Holland

Starring: Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent, Brad Dourif

Country: United States of America

Distant Thunder

Distant Thunder

Directed by: Rick Rosenthal

Starring: John Lithgow, Ralph Macchio, Kerrie Keane, Reb Brown

They Live

They Live

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Roddy Piper, Keith David, Meg Foster, George 'Buck' Flower

Country: United States of America

A Cry in the Dark

A Cry in the Dark

Directed by: Fred Schepisi

Starring: Meryl Streep, Sam Neill, Dale Reeves, David Hoflin

Everybody's All-American

Everybody's All-American

Directed by: Taylor Hackford

Starring: Jessica Lange, Dennis Quaid, Timothy Hutton, John Goodman

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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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

Testament

Testament

Questions pour un champion

Questions pour un champion

Days to next November 02

If November 02, 1988 is your birthday you're 31 years, 11 months, 29 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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One by Richard Bach

One

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I gave my life to become the person I am right now. Was it worth it?

The Ragman'S Son by Kirk Douglas

The Ragman'S Son

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Charts the rise of Kirk Douglas, son of an illiterate Russian-Jewish ragman. This book tells of a childhood of poverty and the father whose presence had a profound effect on his

Surviving The Great Depression Of 1990 by Ravi Batra

Surviving The Great Depression Of 1990

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Mitla Pass by Leon Uris

Mitla Pass

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Writer Gideon Zadok leaves the glitter of Hollywood for the newly created State of Israel, where he learns much about himself and love while covering a dangerous military operation

The First Salute by Barbara W. Tuchman

The First Salute

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Barbara W. Tuchman, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of the classic The Guns of August, turns her sights homeward with this brilliant, insightful narrative of the Revolutionary War.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Famicom Tantei Club: Kieta Kōkeisha

Famicom Tantei Club: Kieta Kōkeisha

Platform: Family Computer Disk System, Game Boy Advance, Virtual Console

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Nintendo

Gemstone IV

Gemstone IV

Platform: Windows, Macintosh

Genre: Fantasy MUD

Publisher: GEnie, AOL, independent

Cyberball

Cyberball

Platform: Arcade, NES, Mega Drive/Genesis, Atari ST, Amiga, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, XBLA

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari Games

Downhill Challenge

Downhill Challenge

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Amiga 500/600 (OCS/ECS), Apple IIGS, IBM PC (DOS), Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Loriciel, Brøderbund

Knight Rider

Knight Rider

Platform: NES/Family Computer

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Acclaim

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on November 02, 1988?

On November 02, 1988 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is November 02, 1988?

On November 02, 1988 the zodiac sign was Scorpio.

Who was the US President on November 02, 1988?

On November 02, 1988 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on November 02, 1988?

On November 02, 1988 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on November 02, 1988?

On November 02, 1988 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on November 02, 1988?

On November 02, 1988 several famous people were born including, Julia Görges, Dee Kosh, Lindze Letherman.

What was the number one song in November 02, 1988?

The number one song in the week of November 02, 1988 was Kokomo by The Beach Boys in US and First Time by Robin Beck in UK.

What were the top hits on November 02, 1988?

The top hits on November 02, 1988 were Kokomo by The Beach Boys, Wild, Wild West by The Escape Club, Groovy Kind Of Love by Phil Collins in US and First Time by Robin Beck, Orinoco Flow by Enya, Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi by Kylie Minogue in UK.


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