Tuesday April 12, 1988

US date format: 4/12/1988, UK date format: 12/4/1988

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 12, 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 Jessie James and Annabelle Stephenson. 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. Permanent Record, directed by Marisa Silver, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while The Power Game by Hedrick Smith 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 Cloud Master or Captain Blood.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Julius I
  • Saint Zeno of Verona
  • Saint Erkembode
  • Saint Damian
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Events

  • Former pop singer Sonny Bono is elected mayor of Palm Springs, California.
  • Harvard University patents genetically engineered mouse (first for animal life).
  • Frank Robinson replaces Cal Ripkin as manager of the Baltimore Orioles.
  • In the Geneva Accords, the Soviet Union commits itself to withdrawal of its forces from Afghanistan.
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Permanent Record

Permanent Record

Directed by: Marisa Silver

Starring: Alan Boyce, Keanu Reeves, Pamela Gidley, Michael Elgart

Stormy Monday

Stormy Monday

Directed by: Mike Figgis

Starring: Melanie Griffith, Tommy Lee Jones, Sting, Sean Bean

Backfire

Backfire

Directed by: Gilbert Cates

Starring: Karen Allen, Keith Carradine, Jeff Fahey, Bernie Casey

The Blue Iguana

The Blue Iguana

Directed by: John Lafia

Starring: Dylan McDermott, Jessica Harper, James Russo, Pamela Gidley

Quella villa in fondo al parco

Quella villa in fondo al parco

Directed by: Giuliano Carnimeo

Starring: David Warbeck, Janet Agren, Eva Grimaldi, Luisa Menon

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

Raafat Al Haggan

Raafat Al Haggan

On the Waterfront

On the Waterfront

Days to next April 12

If April 12, 1988 is your birthday you're 32 years, 5 months, 12 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 19 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Power Game by Hedrick Smith

The Power Game

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Pulitzer Prize winner Hedrick Smith goes inside America's power center in Washington, DC to reveal how the game of governing was played in the 1980s.

Love, Medicine & Miracles by Bernie S. Siegel

Love, Medicine & Miracles

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Unconditional love is the most powerful stimulant of the immune system. The truth is: love heals. Miracles happen to exceptional patients every day - patients who have the courage to love, those who have the courage to work with their …

Inheritance by Judith Michael

Inheritance

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This is a saga of a family pitted against an orphan and of a woman's fight to recover her reputation. A household help to the Salingers befriends the family patriarch and

Under The Eye Of The Clock by Christopher Nolan

Under The Eye Of The Clock

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Christopher Nolan’s injuries at birth left him severely disabled and handicapped; he was entirely paralyzed and unable to communicate, but he had so much to say and was burning

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.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Cloud Master

Cloud Master

Platform: Arcade, MSX, NES, Sega Master System, Sharp X68000

Genre: Horizontal Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Hot-B

Emlyn Hughes International Soccer

Emlyn Hughes International Soccer

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

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Audiogenic Software Ltd.

Captain Blood

Captain Blood

Platform: Atari ST, Amiga, Apple IIGS, IBM PC, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Thomson TO7, Macintosh,

Genre: Adventure, Simulation

Publisher: Infogrames

Bloody Wolf

Bloody Wolf

Platform: Arcade Game, TurboGrafx/PC Engine, Virtual Console

Genre: Run and gun

Publisher: Data East, NEC Home Electronics

Devastators

Devastators

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up Third-person shooter

Publisher: Konami


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