Thursday September 08, 1988

US date format: 9/8/1988, UK date format: 8/9/1988

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 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 Gustav Schafer and Heather Chantal Jones. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Sweet Child O' Mine by Guns N' Roses. In UK Groovy Kind Of Love by Phil Collins was in the top 5 hits. Buster, directed by David Green, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while To Be The Best by Barbara Taylor Bradford was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching First Impressions. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hundra or Ebonstar.
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Historical Events

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  • Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation

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Movies

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Buster

Buster

Directed by: David Green

Starring: Phil Collins, Julie Walters, Larry Lamb, Stephanie Lawrence

Criminal Law

Criminal Law

Directed by: Martin Campbell

Starring: Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon, Tess Harper, Karen Young

Memories of Me

Memories of Me

Directed by: Henry Winkler

Starring: Billy Crystal, Alan King, JoBeth Williams, Janet Carroll

Messenger of Death

Messenger of Death

Directed by: J. Lee Thompson

Starring: Charles Bronson, Trish Van Devere, Laurence Luckinbill, Daniel Benzali

Dead Ringers

Dead Ringers

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Jeremy Irons, Geneviève Bujold, Heidi von Palleske, Barbara Gordon

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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First Impressions

First Impressions

Directed by: Eric Shapiro

Luv Kush

Luv Kush

Directed by: Jay Sreesivan

Brainstorm

Brainstorm

Directed by: Douglas Trumbull

Learning the Ropes

Learning the Ropes

Hey, Vern, It's Ernest!

Hey, Vern, It's Ernest!

Days to next September 08

If September 08, 1988 is your birthday you're 32 years, 12 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 19 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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To Be The Best by Barbara Taylor Bradford

To Be The Best

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Enthralling sequel to Barbara Taylor Bradford's universally loved novels, A Woman of Substance and Hold The Dream. Set in Yorkshire, Hong Kong and America, this remarkable contemporary novel continues the

Shining Through by Susan Isaacs

Shining Through

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It's 1940 and Linda Voss, legal secretary extraordinaire, has a secret. She's head over heels in love with her boss, John Berringer, the pride of the Ivy League.

Thriving On Chaos by Tom Peters

Thriving On Chaos

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The national bestseller that offers prescriptions for an economic world turned upside down. A New York Times bestseller for eleven months.

Almost Golden by Gwenda Blair

Almost Golden

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Almost Golden: Jessica Savitch and the Selling of Television News

A Thief Of Time by Tony Hillerman

A Thief Of Time

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At a moonlit Indian ruin—where "thieves of time" ravage sacred ground in the name of profit—a noted anthropologist vanishes while on the verge of making a startling, history-altering discovery.

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

Lee Trevino's Fighting Golf

Lee Trevino's Fighting Golf

Platform: Arcade, NES

Genre: Traditional golf simulation

Publisher: SNK

Hundra

Hundra

Platform: Amstrad CPC MSX ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action game

Publisher: Dinamic Software Mastertronic

Last Armageddon

Last Armageddon

Platform: NEC PC-8801 MSX Sharp X68000 PC Engine CD-ROM²[3] Family Computer[1] DOS FM Towns

Genre: Role-playing game[1]

Publisher: Yutaka[1] (Famicom)

Ebonstar

Ebonstar

Platform: Amiga

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: MicroIllusions


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