Monday October 03, 1988

US date format: 10/3/1988, UK date format: 3/10/1988

It was Monday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 3, 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 ASAP Rocky and Alicia Vikander. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Love Bites by Def Leppard. In UK One Moment In Time by Whitney Houston was in the top 5 hits. Another Woman, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Prime Time by Joan Collins was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Starting from Scratch. If you liked videogames you were probably playing By Fair Means or Foul aka Pro Boxing Simulator or BattleTech: The Crescent Hawk's Inception.
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Historical Events

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Events

  • Criterion Center Theater opens at Broadway bet 44th and 45th Sts, New York City
  • WBMW-FM, Washington DC changes calls to WJFK and begins airing Howard Stern
  • Lebanese kidnappers release Mithileshwar Singh (held for 30 months).
  • 26th Space Shuttle Mission, Discovery 7 returns to Earth after four days.

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Movies

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Another Woman

Another Woman

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Gena Rowlands, Mia Farrow, Ian Holm, Blythe Danner

The Accused

The Accused

Directed by: Jonathan Kaplan

Starring: Kelly McGillis, Jodie Foster, Bernie Coulson, Leo Rossi

Country: United States of America

Purgatory

Purgatory

Directed by: Ami Artzi

Starring: Tanya Roberts, Julie Pop, Hal Orlandini, Adrienne Pierce

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

Sport Games on October 03, 1988

Sport Games on October 03, 1988


NFL

American Football
  • Dallas Cowboys - New Orleans Saints : 17 - 20
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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

Comic Strip Live

Comic Strip Live

Days to next October 03

If October 03, 1988 is your birthday you're 31 years, 11 months, 22 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Prime Time by Joan Collins

Prime Time

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Envy, hatred and violence intensify within a tangled web of relationships, and the ugliness and danger that lie under the surface of Hollywood glamour are revealed in a story about five

The Lives Of John Lennon by Albert Goldman

The Lives Of John Lennon

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The result of six years of research and some 1,200 interviews, this book takes fans deep into Lennon’s secretive world, from his traumatic childhood to his Beatles days to his hidden

Spock'S World by Diane Duane

Spock'S World

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It is the twenty-third century. On the planet Vulcan, a crisis of unprecedented proportion has caused the convocation of the planet's ruling council -- and summoned the U.S.S.

Tracks by Louise Erdrich

Tracks

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Set in North Dakota at a time in the past century when Indian tribes were struggling to keep what little remained of their lands, Tracks is a tale of passion and

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?

By Fair Means or Foul aka Pro Boxing Simulator

By Fair Means or Foul aka Pro Boxing Simulator

Platform: Acorn Electron, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Fighting game, Sports game

Publisher: Superior/Acornsoft Superior/Alligata Codemasters

Ataxx

Ataxx

Platform: Arcade

Publisher: Capcom The Leland Corporation

Captain Comic

Captain Comic

Platform: DOS, NES

Genre: Side-scrolling Platformer

Publisher: Unknown (DOS), Color Dreams (NES)

Eco

Eco

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST

Genre: Life simulation game

Publisher: Ocean Software

BattleTech: The Crescent Hawk's Inception

BattleTech: The Crescent Hawk's Inception

Platform: PC, Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Infocom


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