Tuesday December 06, 1988

US date format: 12/6/1988, UK date format: 6/12/1988

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 6, 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 Laurent Bourgeois (Les Twins) and Larry Bourgeois (Les Twins). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Look Away by Chicago. In UK Mistletoe And Wine by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Rain Man, directed by Barry Levinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while The Queen Of The Damned by Anne Rice was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Bottom Line. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Beyond the Ice Palace or King of Kings.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Spain - Constitution Day
  • Belgium and the Netherlands celebrate Sinterklaas, a day on which a skinny version of Santa Claus gives the children oranges, candy and toys.
  • Finland - Finland Independence Day (from Russia, 1917)
  • Canada - National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
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Events

  • Agnes Neil Williams purchases Baltimore Orioles for $70 million Eli Jacobs becomes CEO of Baltimore Orioles
  • STS-27 Atlantis lands in California after secret mission
  • Milwaukee Bucks win their 1,000th NBA game (second fastest).
  • Nelson Mandela is transferred to Victor Vester Prison, Capetown, South Africa.
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Movies

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Rain Man

Rain Man

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino, Gerald R. Molen

Country: United States of America

Dangerous Liaisons

Dangerous Liaisons

Directed by: Stephen Frears

Starring: Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Michelle Pfeiffer, Swoosie Kurtz

Country: United States of America

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Directed by: Frank Oz

Starring: Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Glenne Headly, Anton Rodgers

Country: United States of America

I'm Gonna Git You Sucka

I'm Gonna Git You Sucka

Directed by: Keenen Ivory Wayans

Starring: Keenen Ivory Wayans, Bernie Casey, Antonio Fargas, Steve James

Grandmother's House

Grandmother's House

Directed by: Peter Rader

Starring: Eric Foster, Kim Valentine, Len Lesser, Ida Lee

TV Series

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The Bottom Line

The Bottom Line

Directed by: Tom Rulon

Starting from Scratch

Starting from Scratch

Directed by: James Huang

Scruples

Scruples

Directed by: Alan J. Levi

Familjen Schedblad

Familjen Schedblad

Garzas al amanecer

Garzas al amanecer

Days to next December 06

If December 06, 1988 is your birthday you're 31 years, 9 months, 21 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 9 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Queen Of The Damned by Anne Rice

The Queen Of The Damned

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In a feat of virtuoso storytelling, Anne Rice unleashes Akasha, the queen of the damned, who has risen from a six-thousand-year sleep to let loose the powers of the night.

Final Flight by Stephen Coonts

Final Flight

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The most daring -- and deadly -- terrorist plot of all time is about to unfold aboard the supercarrier USS United States.

The Sands Of Time by Sidney Sheldon

The Sands Of Time

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Spain. A land of eternal passion and unceasing bloodshed. From the vengeance of a pitiless tyrant, four women flee the sacred, once-safe walls of a convent: LUCIA, the proud survivor harboring a murderous secret from the savage clan wars of …

Dragonsdawn by Anne McCaffrey

Dragonsdawn

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Deadly spores threaten the human colony of Pern unless the colonists, with help from geneticist Kitti Ping, can develop fire-breathing dragons to combat the menace.

The Cardinal Of The Kremlin by Tom Clancy

The Cardinal Of The Kremlin

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Two men possess vital data on Russia’s Star Wars missile defense system. One of them is CARDINAL—America's highest agent in the Kremlin—and he's about to be terminated by the KGB.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Cloud Master

Cloud Master

Platform: Arcade, MSX, NES, Sega Master System, Sharp X68000

Genre: Horizontal Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Hot-B

Beyond the Ice Palace

Beyond the Ice Palace

Platform: Amiga Amstrad CPC Atari ST Commodore 64 ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Elite Systems

King of Kings

King of Kings

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Turn-based strategy wargame

Publisher: Namco

Baal

Baal

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS

Genre: Action game, Platform game

Publisher: Psyclapse

Gemstone IV

Gemstone IV

Platform: Windows, Macintosh

Genre: Fantasy MUD

Publisher: GEnie, AOL, independent

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 06, 1988?

On December 06, 1988 the day of the week was Tuesday.

What zodiac sign is December 06, 1988?

On December 06, 1988 the zodiac sign was Sagittarius.

Who was the US President on December 06, 1988?

On December 06, 1988 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 06, 1988?

On December 06, 1988 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on December 06, 1988?

On December 06, 1988 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on December 06, 1988?

On December 06, 1988 several famous people were born including, Laurent Bourgeois (Les Twins), Larry Bourgeois (Les Twins), Katie O'Donnell

Which famous people died on December 06, 1988?

Famous people died on December 06, 1988 include, Roy Orbison, Bill Harris

What was the number one song in December 06, 1988?

The number one song in the week of December 06, 1988 was Look Away by Chicago in US and Mistletoe And Wine by Cliff Richard in UK

What were the top hits on December 06, 1988?

The top hits on December 06, 1988 were Look Away by Chicago, Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley by Will To Power, How Can I Fall? by Breathe in US and Mistletoe And Wine by Cliff Richard, Especially For You by Kylie & Jason, Cat Among The Pigeons / Silent Night by Bros in UK


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