Monday July 11, 1988

US date format: 7/11/1988, UK date format: 11/7/1988

It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 11, 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 Joan Smalls and Étienne Capoue. 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. Saturday Night Out, directed by Robert Hartford-Davis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while For The Record by Donald T. Regan was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Brainstorm. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Draconus or Inside Outing.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Mongolia - Naadam Holiday
  • Feast Day of Saint Benedict (founder of the Benedictine Order)
  • United States: Free Slurpee at 7-Eleven (most locations do this - get a free 7.11oz Slurpee on 7-11).
  • Bonfire night in Northern Ireland, precursor to The_Twelfth
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Events

  • Mike Tyson hires Donald Trump as an advisor

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Movies

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Saturday Night Out

Saturday Night Out

Directed by: Robert Hartford-Davis

Starring: Heather Sears, John Bonney, Bernard Lee, Erika Remberg

Mr. North

Mr. North

Directed by: Danny Huston

Starring: Anthony Edwards, Robert Mitchum, Lauren Bacall, Harry Dean Stanton

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

TV Series

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Brainstorm

Brainstorm

Directed by: Douglas Trumbull

The Big Picture

The Big Picture

Directed by: Eric Lartigau

Wheel of Fortune

Wheel of Fortune

Odos Antheon

Odos Antheon

The Kate Robbins Show

The Kate Robbins Show

Days to next July 11

If July 11, 1988 is your birthday you're 32 years, 1 month, 2 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 28 days.
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Books

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For The Record by Donald T. Regan

For The Record

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In this provocative and stunningly insightful memoir, Donald T. Regan takes us down the corridors of power in Washington and into the heart of the Reagan Administration.

Generation Of Swine by Hunter S. Thompson

Generation Of Swine

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From the bestselling author of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, the legendary Hunter S. Thompson’s second volume of the “Gonzo Papers” is back.

Love In The Time Of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Love In The Time Of Cholera

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In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic.

A Brief History Of Time by Stephen W. Hawking

A Brief History Of Time

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Stephen Hawking has earned a reputation as the most brilliant theoretical physicist since Einstein. In this landmark volume, Professor Hawking shares his blazing intellect with nonscientists everywhere, guiding us expertly to

Picasso by Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffington

Picasso

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[Audiobook CASSETTE Library Edition in vinyl case.] [Read by Nadia May] This landmark biography penetrates the barriers of legend to bring to full and intimate life a man whose burning passions--for

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Draconus

Draconus

Platform: Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Zeppelin Games

Inside Outing

Inside Outing

Platform: Sinclair Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Atari ST, Commodore Amiga

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: NA Epyx; EU The Edge Software

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)

Freedom Force

Freedom Force

Platform: NES,[1] Nintendo Vs. System

Genre: Light gun shooter action

Publisher: Sun Corporation of America

Double Dragon II: The Revenge

Double Dragon II: The Revenge

Platform: Arcade, Mega Drive, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Amiga, IBM PC, iOS, Android

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Technōs Japan


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