Wednesday May 04, 1988

US date format: 5/4/1988, UK date format: 4/5/1988

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 4, 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 Radja Nainggolan and Robert Lacy. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Wishing Well by Terence Trent D'Arby. In UK Perfect by Fairground Attraction was in the top 5 hits. The Big Blue, directed by Luc Besson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Love In The Time Of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Der Geisterwald oder Des Raben Rache. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lancelot or Captain Comic.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Star Wars day, "May the 4th be with you" pun on "May the force be with you"
  • Republic of China - Literary Day (???, commemorating May Fourth Movement).
  • International Firefighters' Day.
  • Saint Ladislaus of Gielnow
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Events

  • A major explosion at an industrial solid-fuel rocket plant in Henderson, Nevada, causes damage extending up to 10 miles away, including Las Vegas's McCarran International Airport.

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Movies

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The Big Blue

The Big Blue

Directed by: Luc Besson

Starring: Jean-Marc Barr, Jean Reno, Rosanna Arquette, Paul Shenar

Country: United States of America

On the Silver Globe

On the Silver Globe

Directed by: Andrzej Zulawski

Starring: Andrzej Seweryn, Jerzy Trela, Grazyna Dylag, Waldemar Kownacki

Patty Hearst

Patty Hearst

Directed by: Paul Schrader

Starring: Natasha Richardson, William Forsythe, Ving Rhames, Frances Fisher

Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood

Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood

Directed by: John Carl Buechler

Starring: Terry Kiser, Jennifer Banko, John Otrin, Susan Blu

The Wrong Guys

The Wrong Guys

Directed by: Danny Bilson

Starring: Louie Anderson, Richard Lewis, Richard Belzer, Franklyn Ajaye

TV Series

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Der Geisterwald oder Des Raben Rache

Der Geisterwald oder Des Raben Rache

Red Dwarf

Red Dwarf

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Starring: Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Chris Barrie, Robert Llewellyn

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Adventures Beyond Belief

Adventures Beyond Belief

Directed by: Marcus Tompson

Hello! Lady Lynn

Hello! Lady Lynn

Moviedrome

Moviedrome

Days to next May 04

If May 04, 1988 is your birthday you're 32 years, 4 months, 25 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 5 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Love In The Time Of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Love In The Time Of Cholera

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In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic.

Chaos by James Gleick

Chaos

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The million-copy bestseller by National Book Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist James Gleick that reveals the science behind chaos theoryNational bestsellerMore than a million copies soldA work of popular science

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

Hot Money by Dick Francis

Hot Money

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A classic mystery from Dick Francis, the champion of English storytellers. Malcolm Pembroke didn't get rich without making a few enemies - not least among the

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 …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Lancelot

Lancelot

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, ZX Spectrum.

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Mandarin Software

Captain Comic

Captain Comic

Platform: DOS, NES

Genre: Side-scrolling Platformer

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

Donald Land

Donald Land

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Action[2] Platformer

Publisher: Data East

Gemstone IV

Gemstone IV

Platform: Windows, Macintosh

Genre: Fantasy MUD

Publisher: GEnie, AOL, independent

Erika to Satoru no Yume Bōken

Erika to Satoru no Yume Bōken

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Namco

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on May 04, 1988?

On May 04, 1988 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is May 04, 1988?

On May 04, 1988 the zodiac sign was Taurus.

Who was the US President on May 04, 1988?

On May 04, 1988 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 04, 1988?

On May 04, 1988 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on May 04, 1988?

On May 04, 1988 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on May 04, 1988?

On May 04, 1988 several famous people were born including, Radja Nainggolan, Georgios Ioannidis, Robert Lacy.

What was the number one song in May 04, 1988?

The number one song in the week of May 04, 1988 was Wishing Well by Terence Trent D'Arby in US and Perfect by Fairground Attraction in UK.

What were the top hits on May 04, 1988?

The top hits on May 04, 1988 were Wishing Well by Terence Trent D'Arby, Anything For You by Gloria Estefan, Angel by Aerosmith in US and Perfect by Fairground Attraction, With A Little Help From My Friends / She's Leaving Home by Wet Wet Wet / Billy Bragg With Cara Tivey, Theme From S-Express by S-Express in UK.


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