Friday August 12, 1988

US date format: 8/12/1988, UK date format: 12/8/1988

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see zodiac on August 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 Leah Pipes and Tyson Fury. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Roll With It by Steve Winwood. In UK The Only Way Is Up by Yazz & The Plastic Population was in the top 5 hits. Crossing Delancey, directed by Joan Micklin Silver, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Libra by Don DeLillo was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Luv Kush. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Blasted or The Final Round.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 1988, at August 12 across the years or at August 1988 calendar.

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Historical Events

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Events

  • Movie Last Temptation of Christ is released
  • Nelson Mandela is treated for tuberculosis at hospital
  • Red Sox beat Tigers 9-4 for AL record 23rd consecutive win at home
  • Boston Red Sox set American League consecutive home victories at 23.
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Movies

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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

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy, Charles Fleischer

Country: United States of America

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Midnight Run

Midnight Run

Directed by: Martin Brest

Starring: Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Yaphet Kotto, John Ashton

Country: United States of America

The Last Temptation of Christ

The Last Temptation of Christ

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey, Paul Greco

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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The Big Picture

The Big Picture

Directed by: Eric Lartigau

Luv Kush

Luv Kush

Directed by: Jay Sreesivan

Brainstorm

Brainstorm

Directed by: Douglas Trumbull

Vale Tudo

Vale Tudo

Starring: Regina Duarte, Antônio Fagundes, Glória Pires, Cássio Gabus Mendes

Country: Brazil

Encadenados

Encadenados

Directed by: Not specifed

How old am I?

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Libra by Don DeLillo

Libra

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In this powerful, eerily convincing fictional speculation on the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Don DeLillo chronicles Lee Harvey Oswald's odyssey from troubled teenager to a man of precarious stability who

People Like Us by Dominick Dunne

People Like Us

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Before they had Too Much Money, the inhabitants of Dominick Dunne’s glitzy, gossipy New York Times bestselling novels were People Like Us.The

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.

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

The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher

The Shell Seekers

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3 stories

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Cycle Race: Road Man

Cycle Race: Road Man

Platform: Family Computer

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

Publisher: Tokyo Shoseki

Blasted

Blasted

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Bally Midway

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

Armalyte

Armalyte

Platform: C64 Amiga Atari ST

Genre: Shoot'em up

Publisher: Thalamus Ltd

The Final Round

The Final Round

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports (boxing)

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 12, 1988?

On August 12, 1988 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is August 12, 1988?

On August 12, 1988 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on August 12, 1988?

On August 12, 1988 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 12, 1988?

On August 12, 1988 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 12, 1988?

On August 12, 1988 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 12, 1988?

On August 12, 1988 several famous people were born including, Leah Pipes, Tyson Fury, Justin Gaston.

Which famous people died on August 12, 1988?

Famous people died on August 12, 1988 include, Jean-Michel Basquiat.

What was the number one song in August 12, 1988?

The number one song in the week of August 12, 1988 was Roll With It by Steve Winwood in US and The Only Way Is Up by Yazz & The Plastic Population in UK.

What were the top hits on August 12, 1988?

The top hits on August 12, 1988 were Roll With It by Steve Winwood, Hands To Heaven by Breathe, Make Me Lose Control by Eric Carmen in US and The Only Way Is Up by Yazz & The Plastic Population, The Loco-Motion by Kylie Minogue, I Need You by BVSMP in UK.