Friday April 08, 1988

US date format: 4/8/1988, UK date format: 8/4/1988

It was Friday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 8, 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 Joel Berghult and Kim Myung-Sung. 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 movies released in 1988 while Battle Cry Of Freedom by James M. McPherson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Der Geisterwald oder Des Raben Rache. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Formation Armed F or Akakage.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Constance
  • Buddha's Birthday in Japan
  • Saint Walter of Pontoise (died 1099)
  • Saint Julie Billiart of Namur (died 1816).

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Movies

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Grave of the Fireflies

Grave of the Fireflies

Directed by: Isao Takahata

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

Country: United States of America

My Neighbor Totoro

My Neighbor Totoro

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

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

Country: United States of America

Colors

Colors

Directed by: Dennis Hopper

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

The Moderns

The Moderns

Directed by: Alan Rudolph

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

The Night Before

The Night Before

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

Red Dwarf

Red Dwarf

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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

Directed by: Marcus Tompson

El extraño Retorno de Diana Salazar

El extraño Retorno de Diana Salazar

Transformers: Chôjin Master Force

Transformers: Chôjin Master Force

Days to next April 08

If April 08, 1988 is your birthday you're 32 years, 5 months, 20 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 11 days.
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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?

Lancelot

Lancelot

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, ZX Spectrum.

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Mandarin Software

Abracadabra

Abracadabra

Platform: Amstrad CPC, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: Proein Soft Line

Kuri Kinton

Kuri Kinton

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Taito

Formation Armed F

Formation Armed F

Platform: Arcade Game, NEC PC Engine

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Nichibutsu

Akakage

Akakage

Platform: Famicom

Genre: Action

Publisher: Toei Animation

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on April 08, 1988?

On April 08, 1988 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is April 08, 1988?

On April 08, 1988 the zodiac sign was Aries.

Who was the US President on April 08, 1988?

On April 08, 1988 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on April 08, 1988?

On April 08, 1988 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on April 08, 1988?

On April 08, 1988 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on April 08, 1988?

On April 08, 1988 several famous people were born including, Joel Berghult, Jenni Asserholt, Kim Myung-Sung.

What was the number one song in April 08, 1988?

The number one song in the week of April 08, 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 08, 1988?

The top hits on April 08, 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.


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