Wednesday July 06, 1988

US date format: 7/6/1988, UK date format: 6/7/1988

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 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 Katja Decker-Sadowski and Oaxaca (Mexico). In that special week of July people in US were listening to The Flame by Cheap Trick. In UK Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You by Glenn Medeiros was in the top 5 hits. Die Hard, directed by John McTiernan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Rock Star by Jackie Collins was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Brainstorm. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Iron Tank: The Invasion of Normandy Great Tank or Altered Beast.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Comoros - Independence Day (1975).
  • Feast day of St Maria Goretti.
  • Lithuania - Statehood Day.
  • Malawi - Independence Day (1964).
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Events

  • North Sea oil platform Piper Alpha explodes, 166 die
  • Wrestler Jake Roberts convicted of battery
  • Carlos Salinas de Gortari elected president of Mexico.
  • The Piper Alpha drilling platform in the North Sea is destroyed by explosions and fires. 167 oil workers are killed, making it the world's worst offshore oil disaster.

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Movies

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Die Hard

Die Hard

Directed by: John McTiernan

Starring: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson

Country: United States of America

Akira

Akira

Directed by: Katsuhiro Ôtomo

Starring: Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Tesshô Genda

Country: United States of America

Midnight Run

Midnight Run

Directed by: Martin Brest

Starring: Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Yaphet Kotto, John Ashton

Country: United States of America

The Dead Pool

The Dead Pool

Directed by: Buddy Van Horn

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Liam Neeson, Patricia Clarkson, Evan C. Kim

Country: United States of America

It Takes Two

It Takes Two

Directed by: David Beaird

Starring: George Newbern, Leslie Hope, Kimberly Foster, Barry Corbin

TV Series

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Brainstorm

Brainstorm

Directed by: Douglas Trumbull

The Big Picture

The Big Picture

Directed by: Eric Lartigau

Der Liebe auf der Spur

Der Liebe auf der Spur

House Rules

House Rules

Final Run

Final Run

Days to next July 06

If July 06, 1988 is your birthday you're 32 years, 2 months, 19 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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Rock Star by Jackie Collins

Rock Star

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Newly repackaged—classic novels from New York Times bestselling author Jackie Collins! Power. Sex. Money. Fame. The new Hollywood wives have it all.

A Trail Of Memories by Angelique L'Amour

A Trail Of Memories

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For decades, generations of readers have shared their favorite passages of favorite Louis L'Amour novels and short stories: parents with their children, neighbors with their friends, executives with their staff and

The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher

The Shell Seekers

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3 stories

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 …

Alaska by James A. Michener

Alaska

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In this sweeping epic of the northernmost American frontier, James A. Michener guides us through Alaska’s fierce terrain and history, from the long-forgotten past to the bustling present.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Iron Tank: The Invasion of Normandy Great Tank

Iron Tank: The Invasion of Normandy Great Tank

Platform: NES

Genre: Shooting

Publisher: SNK

Jack Nicklaus' Greatest 18 Holes of Major Championship Golf

Jack Nicklaus' Greatest 18 Holes of Major Championship Golf

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple IIGS, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Mac OS, MSX, NES, PC-88, PC Engine, Sharp X68000, TurboGrafx-16, TurboGrafx-CD

Genre: Sports game (golf)

Publisher: Accolade, Konami (NES), Victor Entertainment (Sharp X68000, MSX2)

19 Part One: Boot Camp

19 Part One: Boot Camp

Platform: Commodore 64 ZX Spectrum

Genre: Military education and training

Altered Beast

Altered Beast

Platform: MS-DOS, Amstrad CPC, MSX, Family Computer, Atari ST, Commodore Amiga, Master System, Mega Drive/Genesis, PC Engine, Commodore 64, Xbox 360 (Xbox Live Arcade), iOS, ZX Spectrum, PlayStation 2

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Sega

Dead Angle

Dead Angle

Platform: Arcade Sega Master System

Genre: Shooting gallery


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