Tuesday April 05, 1988

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

We've performed the most in-depth research possible on April 5, 1988, here's what our experts found out: it was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries (see zodiac on April 5, 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 Xin Wang (actress) and Quade Cooper. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car by Billy Ocean. In UK Heart by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits. Grave of the Fireflies, directed by Isao Takahata, was one of the most viewed movie released in 1988 while Battle Cry Of Freedom by James M. McPherson was one of the best selling book. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Chelnov or Final Blow.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Vincent Ferrer
  • Arbor Day in South Korea
  • Saint Geeraard
  • The last day of the tax year in the United Kingdom.
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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.
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Movies

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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

Colors

Colors

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

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of April 05, 1988?
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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
  2. - DEBO HACERLO
  3. - Y AHORA TE VAS
  4. - No Hay Mal Que Por Bien No Venga
  5. - Y es que llegaste tu

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Battle Cry Of Freedom by James M. McPherson

Battle Cry Of Freedom

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Filled with fresh interpretations and information, puncturing old myths and challenging new ones, Battle Cry of Freedom will unquestionably become the standard one-volume history of the Civil War.James

Treasure by Clive Cussler

Treasure

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Clive Cussler, author of sixteen consecutive New York Times bestseller brings us beloved character Dirk Pitt, who discovers a trail leading straight to priceless treasures.

The Cat Who Came For Christmas by Cleveland Amory

The Cat Who Came For Christmas

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'Twas the night before Christmas when a bedraggled white feline enters the heart--and home--of Cleveland Amory. To say it is a friendly takeover is an understatement.

The Tommyknockers by Stephen King

The Tommyknockers

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Master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic, terrifying #1 New York Times bestseller about a terrifying otherworldly discovery and the effects it has a on a small town.“Late

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Chelnov

Chelnov

Platform: Arcade Sega Mega Drive/Genesis Sharp X68000 Virtual Console Sega Saturn(unpublished)

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Data East, Paon

Final Blow

Final Blow

Platform: Arcade, Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Taito

Fire King

Fire King

Platform: Commodore 64, Commodore 128, DOS

Genre: Action Role-playing video game

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Battle Chess

Battle Chess

Platform: Amiga, 3DO Interactive Multiplayer, Acorn Archimedes, Amiga CD32, Amiga CDTV, Apple IIGS, Apple IIe, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, FM Towns, NES, Mac OS, NEC PC-9801, X68000, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Chess

Publisher: Interplay Entertainment

Caveman Ugh-Lympics

Caveman Ugh-Lympics

Platform: Commodore 64, DOS, Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Sports (Olympic)

Publisher: Electronic Arts, Data East USA (NES)

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on April 05, 1988?

On April 05, 1988 the day of the week was Tuesday.

What zodiac sign is April 05, 1988?

On April 05, 1988 the zodiac sign was Aries.

Who was the US President on April 05, 1988?

On April 05, 1988 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on April 05, 1988?

On April 05, 1988 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on April 05, 1988?

On April 05, 1988 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on April 05, 1988?

On April 05, 1988 several famous people were born including, Xin Wang (actress), Quade Cooper, Jon Kwang-ik.

Which famous people died on April 05, 1988?

Famous people died on April 05, 1988 include, Alf Kjellin.

What was the number one song in April 05, 1988?

The number one song in the week of April 05, 1988 was Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car by Billy Ocean in US and Heart by Pet Shop Boys in UK.

What were the top hits on April 05, 1988?

The top hits on April 05, 1988 were Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car by Billy Ocean, Man In The Mirror by Michael Jackson, Out Of The Blue by Debbie Gibson in US and Heart by Pet Shop Boys, Drop The Boy by Bros, Love Changes (Everything) by Climie Fisher in UK.