Friday January 08, 1988

US date format: 1/8/1988, UK date format: 8/1/1988

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 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 Allison Harvard and Vitaliy Hoshkoderya. In that special week of January people in US were listening to So Emotional by Whitney Houston. In UK Heaven Is A Place On Earth by Belinda Carlisle was in the top 5 hits. The Killing Time, directed by Rick King, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while The Icarus Agenda by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Finders Keepers. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Chopper I or First Queen.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Commonwealth Day is celebrated in Northern Mariana Islands.

Events

  • Dow Jones down 140.58 points
  • Hewlett-Packard introduces HP-28S Advanced Scientific Calculator
  • 9th largest NBA crowd 38,873-Chicago Bulls at Detroit Pistons.
  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average falls 140.58 points (6.85 percent) to close at 1,911.31 in a mini-crash.
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Movies

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The Killing Time

The Killing Time

Directed by: Rick King

Starring: Beau Bridges, Kiefer Sutherland, Wayne Rogers, Joe Don Baker

The Sicilian

The Sicilian

Directed by: Michael Cimino

Starring: Christopher Lambert, Terence Stamp, Joss Ackland, John Turturro

Aenigma

Aenigma

Directed by: Lucio Fulci

Starring: Jared Martin, Lara Lamberti, Ulli Reinthaler, Sophie d'Aulan

Big Bad Mama II

Big Bad Mama II

Directed by: Jim Wynorski

Starring: Angie Dickinson, Robert Culp, Danielle Brisebois, Julie McCullough

Kiss Daddy Goodnight

Kiss Daddy Goodnight

Directed by: Peter Ily Huemer

Starring: Uma Thurman, Paul Dillon, Paul Richards, Steve Buscemi

TV Series

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Finders Keepers

Finders Keepers

Directed by: Bryan Carberry

The Thorns

The Thorns

Kampf der Tiger

Kampf der Tiger

Shoukoushi Sedi

Shoukoushi Sedi

Takeda Shingen

Takeda Shingen

Days to next January 08

If January 08, 1988 is your birthday you're 32 years, 8 months, 16 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 15 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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 …

The National Geographic Society by C. D. B. Bryan

The National Geographic Society

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For more than 100 years, the National Geographic Society has been bringing to a world-wide audience true stories of adventure, discovery and nature wonders.

Legacy by James A. Michener

Legacy

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In this sweeping novel inspired by the Iran-Contra affair, master storyteller James A. Michener conjures the triumphs and tragedies of one family and their dynamic role in the history of the

Rubber Legs And White Tail-Hairs by Patrick F. McManus

Rubber Legs And White Tail-Hairs

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America's favorite outdoor humorist is back with an outrageously fresh collection of stories. He introduces a variety of friends old and new, and takes readers to many exotic locales outdoors and

Till We Meet Again by Judith Krantz

Till We Meet Again

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Eve dared. . . Eve, with passion that overruled her total innocence, ran away from home to live in unrepentant sin; won stardom singing on the stage of the Parisian music

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Chopper I

Chopper I

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: SNK

Crossroads II

Crossroads II

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: COMPUTE!'s Gazette

The Adventures of Bayou Billy

The Adventures of Bayou Billy

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System, Virtual Console

Genre: Beat 'em up/shooting/racing

Publisher: Konami

First Queen

First Queen

Platform: Super Famicom[1] Microsoft Windows Sharp X68000 NEC PC-9801

Genre: Real-time strategy RPG Action RPG

Publisher: Culture Brain

Ebonstar

Ebonstar

Platform: Amiga

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: MicroIllusions


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