Friday November 11, 1988, Veteran's Day

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

It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on November 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 Uldouz Wallace and Alexandra Kyle. In that special week of November people in US were listening to Wild, Wild West by The Escape Club. In UK First Time by Robin Beck was in the top 5 hits. The Land Before Time, directed by Don Bluth, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while The Last Lion by William Manchester was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Bottom Line. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Arcade Volleyball or Godzilla: Monster of Monsters!.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Colombia - Independence of Cartagena, from the Spanish Army in (1918)
  • Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth of Nations, including United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.
  • Lacplesis' Day (1919) in Latvia: the official date for commemoration of Latvian soldiers, who had died for the country's freedom.
  • Armistice Day in France and Belgium: end of World War I (1918)
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Events

  • Oldest known insect fossils (390 million yrs) reported in Science
  • In Sacramento, California, police find a body buried in the lawn of 60-year-old boardinghouse landlady Dorothea Puente (seven bodies are eventually found and Puente is convicted of three murders and sentenced to life in prison).

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Movies

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The Land Before Time

The Land Before Time

Directed by: Don Bluth

Starring: Pat Hingle, Gabriel Damon, Judith Barsi, Helen Shaver

Country: United States of America

Scrooged

Scrooged

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe, John Glover

Country: United States of America

The Chocolate War

The Chocolate War

Directed by: Keith Gordon

Starring: John Glover, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Wallace Langham, Doug Hutchison

Oliver & Company

Oliver & Company

Directed by: George Scribner

Starring: Joey Lawrence, Billy Joel, Cheech Marin, Richard Mulligan

Country: United States of America

High Spirits

High Spirits

Directed by: Neil Jordan

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Daryl Hannah, Steve Guttenberg, Donal McCann

TV Series

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The Bottom Line

The Bottom Line

Directed by: Tom Rulon

Starting from Scratch

Starting from Scratch

Directed by: James Huang

Scruples

Scruples

Directed by: Alan J. Levi

First Impressions

First Impressions

Directed by: Eric Shapiro

Djekna jos nije umrla, a ka' ce ne znamo

Djekna jos nije umrla, a ka' ce ne znamo

Starring: Drago Malovic

Days to next November 11

If November 11, 1988 is your birthday you're 31 years, 10 months, 14 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 17 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Last Lion by William Manchester

The Last Lion

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Spanning the years 1940 to 1965, The Last Lion: Defender of the Realm begins shortly after Winston Churchill became prime minister—when Great Britain stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi

One by Richard Bach

One

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I gave my life to become the person I am right now. Was it worth it?

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

The Bonfire Of The Vanities by Tom Wolfe

The Bonfire Of The Vanities

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Vintage Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities, the #1 bestseller that will forever define late-twentieth-century New York style. "No one has portrayed New York Society this accurately and devastatingly since Edith Wharton" (The National Review)“A page-turner .

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?

Arcade Volleyball

Arcade Volleyball

Platform: Commodore 64, Amiga

Genre: Sports

Publisher: COMPUTE! Publications, Inc.

Cycle Race: Road Man

Cycle Race: Road Man

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Alternative sports (biking)[1][2] Strategy

Publisher: Tokyo Shoseki

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

Jet-Story

Jet-Story

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action Arcade game

Publisher: Ultrasoft

Godzilla: Monster of Monsters!

Godzilla: Monster of Monsters!

Platform: NES

Genre: Action

Publisher: Toho


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