Tuesday April 05, 1988: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

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

April 5th, 1988 was the 96th day of the year 1988 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Aries. The day of the week was Tuesday.

Famous birthdays on this day include Xin Wang (actress) and Pape Sy.

The number one song in US was Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car by Billy Ocean. Heart by Pet Shop Boys was #1 song in the UK.

Grave of the Fireflies, directed by Isao Takahata, was one of the most viewed movie released in 1988 while Treasure by Clive Cussler was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching Der Geisterwald oder Des Raben Rache. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Crossroads II or Chase H.Q..

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.

But much more happened that day: find out below.

Events | Famous Birthdays | Famous Deaths | Zodiac | Calendar and Day of Week | Holidays and Observances | Lunar and Planetary phase | Movies | TV Series | Music charts | Magazine covers | Books | Videogames

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April 05, 1988 Events

What happened on April 05, 1988?

Historical Events

  • Democratic Convention picks Michael Dukakis as their Presidential Candidate
  • Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis wins the Wisconsin Democratic presidential primary.
  • The comic strip ''FoxTrot'' makes its first appearance in US newspapers.
  • The Ojhri Camp Disaster occurs in Islamabad and Rawalpindi.
  • The Great Seto Bridge opens to traffic in Japan.

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What happened on April 05 in history? Find out the list of April 5th major events

What was 1988 famous for? Discover everything about 1988


April 05, 1988 Famous Birthdays

Who was born on April 05, 1988?

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How old am I?

If April 05, 1988 is your birthday you are 35 years old. Find out how old you are in years, months, weeks and days and how long until your next birthday on April 05.

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April 05, 1988 Famous Deaths

Who died on April 05, 1988?

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April 05, 1988 Zodiac

Western Zodiac - Astrological Sign

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Aries personality

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Babies born in April are either Aries or Taurus. People born before April 19th are Aries, while people born from April 20th have the sign of Taurus

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Chinese Zodiac

Dragon chinese zodiac sign

Sign: Dragon

Element: Earth

Dragon personality

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Can the numbers in April 05, 1988 reveal something about your future ? Find out


April 05, 1988 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was April 05, 1988?

The day of the week was Tuesday.

April 5th marks the 95th day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 1988.

There are 270 days remaining until the end of the year. Calculate the number of days between two dates.


April 05, 1988 Holidays and Observances

What is special on April 05, 1988?


  • Arbor Day in South Korea
  • The last day of the tax year in the United Kingdom.
  • Blessed Kreszentia Hoess
  • Qingming Festival in the Chinese calendar
  • Mauritius: Ougadi.


  • International Day of Conscience


  • Saint Vincent Ferrer
  • Saint Geeraard
  • Saint Irena (d. 304)
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Music charts

What was the number one song on April 05, 1988? Which were the top hits on April 05, 1988?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Caryoutube
  2. - Man In The Mirror
  3. - Out Of The Blue
  4. - Devil Inside
  5. - Where Do Broken Hearts Goyoutube

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Heart
  2. - Drop The Boy
  3. - Love Changes (Everything)
  4. - Don't Turn Around
  5. - Could've Beenyoutube

Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - Ooo La La La
  2. - Wishing Wellyoutube
  3. - Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Caryoutube
  4. - Da'Butt (From The Film "School Daze")
  5. - Wasn't I Good To Ya?

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - AY AMOR
  4. - No Hay Mal Que Por Bien No Venga
  5. - Y es que llegaste tu

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Grave of the Fireflies

Grave of the Fireflies

Release year: 1988

Directed by: Isao Takahata

Starring: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Akemi Yamaguchi, Yoshiko Shinohara

Country: United States of America

My Neighbor Totoro

My Neighbor Totoro

Release year: 1988

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Hitoshi Takagi, Noriko Hidaka, Chika Sakamoto, Shigesato Itoi

Country: United States of America



Release year: 1988

Directed by: Dennis Hopper

Starring: Sean Penn, Robert Duvall, Maria Conchita Alonso, Randy Brooks

The Moderns

The Moderns

Release year: 1988

Directed by: Alan Rudolph

Starring: Keith Carradine, Linda Fiorentino, Wallace Shawn, Geneviève Bujold

The Night Before

The Night Before

Release year: 1988

Directed by: Thom Eberhardt

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Lori Loughlin, Theresa Saldana, Trinidad Silva

TV Series

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Der Geisterwald oder Des Raben Rache

Der Geisterwald oder Des Raben Rache

Release year: 1988

Red Dwarf

Red Dwarf

Release year: 1988

Written by:

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

Release year: 1988

Directed by: Marcus Tompson

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Treasure by Clive Cussler



Clive Cussler is the author of 16 consecutive New York Times bestsellers. He brings us Dirk Pitt, our beloved character. Dirk discovers a path that leads to precious treasures.

Hot Money by Dick Francis

Hot Money


Dick Francis, the great English storyteller, has created a classic mystery. Malcolm Pembroke wasn't able to get rich by making enemies. Not least, among those he was closest to.

King Of The Murgos by David Eddings

King Of The Murgos


Garion and Ce'Nedrea are guided by the Orb the God Aldur as they embark on a great mission to rescue their child. They make their way through the filthy swamps of Nyissa and then into

The Rise And Fall Of The Great Powers by Paul Kennedy

The Rise And Fall Of The Great Powers


The "modern" period of international and national power. Explanates how different powers have changed over the five centuries since the creation of the "new."

The Tommyknockers by Stephen King

The Tommyknockers


Stephen King, master storyteller, presents the terrifying #1 New York Times Bestseller about a frightening otherworldly discovery that has devastating effects on a small-town.

Birth chart on this day

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Crossroads II

Crossroads II

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: COMPUTE!'s Gazette

Chase H.Q.

Chase H.Q.

Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, FM Towns, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Gear, MSX, Master System, Genesis, X68000, Super NES, Famicom, TurboGrafx-16, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Racing, Vehicular combat

Publisher: Taito

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

Battles of Napoleon

Battles of Napoleon

Platform: Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS

Genre: Wargame

Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc.

Formation Armed F

Formation Armed F

Platform: Arcade Game, NEC PC Engine

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Nichibutsu


April 05, 1988 Lunar and Planetary phase

Lunar phase

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Sport Games on April 05, 1988

Sport Games on April 05, 1988

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