Friday August 05, 1988

US date format: 8/5/1988, UK date format: 5/8/1988

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 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 Federica Pellegrini and Kendra Spears. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Roll With It by Steve Winwood. In UK The Only Way Is Up by Yazz & The Plastic Population was in the top 5 hits. The Last Temptation of Christ, directed by Martin Scorsese, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Thriving On Chaos by Tom Peters was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Luv Kush. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Beyond the Ice Palace or Desert Commander.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Memmius
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Oswald
  • St. Afra and her companions
  • Burkina Faso - Independence Day
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Events

  • Mario Biaggi (Representative-Democrat-New York), convicted of racketeering, resigns seat.

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Movies

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The Last Temptation of Christ

The Last Temptation of Christ

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey, Paul Greco

Country: United States of America

Young Guns

Young Guns

Directed by: Christopher Cain

Starring: Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Charlie Sheen

Country: United States of America

Clean and Sober

Clean and Sober

Directed by: Glenn Gordon Caron

Starring: Michael Keaton, Kathy Baker, Morgan Freeman, Tate Donovan

Vijay

Vijay

Directed by: Yash Chopra

Starring: Anil Kapoor, Rajesh Khanna, Rishi Kapoor, Hema Malini

Monkey Shines

Monkey Shines

Directed by: George A. Romero

Starring: Jason Beghe, John Pankow, Kate McNeil, Joyce Van Patten

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TV Series

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Luv Kush

Luv Kush

Directed by: Jay Sreesivan

Brainstorm

Brainstorm

Directed by: Douglas Trumbull

The Big Picture

The Big Picture

Directed by: Eric Lartigau

Encadenados

Encadenados

Directed by: Not specifed

The Incredibly Strange Film Show

The Incredibly Strange Film Show

Days to next August 05

If August 05, 1988 is your birthday you're 32 years, 2 months, 20 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 11 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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A Brief History Of Time by Stephen W. Hawking

A Brief History Of Time

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Stephen Hawking has earned a reputation as the most brilliant theoretical physicist since Einstein. In this landmark volume, Professor Hawking shares his blazing intellect with nonscientists everywhere, guiding us expertly to

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.

The Duchess Of Windsor by Charles Higham

The Duchess Of Windsor

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"Deeply researched, valuable." –The New York Times Book Review "A shocker . . . stunning . . . absolutely hypnotic.

Crimson Joy by Robert B. Parker

Crimson Joy

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A serial killer is on the loose in Beantown and the cops can't catch him. But when the killer leaves his red rose calling card for Spenser's own Susan Silverman, he

The Bonfire Of The Vanities by Tom Wolfe

The Bonfire Of The Vanities

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Vintage Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities, the #1 bestseller that will forever define late-twentieth-century New York style. "No one has portrayed New York Society this accurately and devastatingly since Edith Wharton" (The National Review)“A page-turner .

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Beyond the Ice Palace

Beyond the Ice Palace

Platform: Amiga Amstrad CPC Atari ST Commodore 64 ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Elite Systems

Desert Commander

Desert Commander

Platform: NES/Family Computer

Genre: Historic turn-based strategy

Publisher: Kemco

Dark Fusion

Dark Fusion

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Amiga, Commodore 64

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Gremlin Graphics

Birdie Try

Birdie Try

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Data East

Last Duel

Last Duel

Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Capcom

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On August 05, 1988 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is August 05, 1988?

On August 05, 1988 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on August 05, 1988?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on August 05, 1988?

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

Which famous people are born on August 05, 1988?

On August 05, 1988 several famous people were born including, Federica Pellegrini, Kendra Spears, Antoine Wiels.

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

The number one song in the week of August 05, 1988 was Roll With It by Steve Winwood in US and The Only Way Is Up by Yazz & The Plastic Population in UK.

What were the top hits on August 05, 1988?

The top hits on August 05, 1988 were Roll With It by Steve Winwood, Hands To Heaven by Breathe, Hold On To The Nights by Richard Marx in US and The Only Way Is Up by Yazz & The Plastic Population, The Loco-Motion by Kylie Minogue, I Need You by BVSMP in UK.


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