Friday February 12, 1988

US date format: 2/12/1988, UK date format: 12/2/1988

It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on February 12, 1988). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mike Posner and Nicolás Otamendi. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Could've Been by Tiffany. In UK I Should Be So Lucky by Kylie Minogue was in the top 5 hits. Hairspray, directed by John Waters, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Beloved by Toni Morrison was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Red Dwarf. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Michael Andretti's World GP or Amadeus Revenge.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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Hairspray

Hairspray

Directed by: John Waters

Starring: Sonny Bono, Ruth Brown, Divine, Debbie Harry

Country: United States of America

Stand and Deliver

Stand and Deliver

Directed by: Ramón Menéndez

Starring: Edward James Olmos, Estelle Harris, Mark Phelan, Virginia Paris

Country: United States of America

Amsterdamned

Amsterdamned

Directed by: Dick Maas

Starring: Huub Stapel, Monique van de Ven, Serge-Henri Valcke, Hidde Maas

Action Jackson

Action Jackson

Directed by: Craig R. Baxley

Starring: Carl Weathers, Craig T. Nelson, Vanity, Sharon Stone

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Directed by: Philip Kaufman

Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Juliette Binoche, Lena Olin, Derek de Lint

Country: United States of America

history

Historical Events

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Holidays

  • United States - Lincoln's Birthday (traditionally).
  • Saint Alexis of Moscow
  • Saint Benedict of Aniane
  • Red Hand Day
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Events

  • Anthony M. Kennedy is appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States.

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TV Series

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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

The Fear

The Fear

Starring: Iain Glen, Susannah Harker, Jesse Birdsall, Anthony Valentine

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

DR-Derude

DR-Derude

London's Burning

London's Burning

Magazine Covers

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Books

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Beloved by Toni Morrison

Beloved

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Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby.

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.

Detour by Cheryl Crane with Cliff Jahr

Detour

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Detour - A Hollywood Tragedy: My Life with Lana Turner, My Mother

The Tommyknockers by Stephen King

The Tommyknockers

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Master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic, terrifying #1 New York Times bestseller about a terrifying otherworldly discovery and the effects it has a on a small town.“Late

Patriot Games by Tom Clancy

Patriot Games

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From Tom Clancy, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Ryan novels--including his latest blockbusters Command Authority and Threat Vector--comes a gripping story of the Ryan family under

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Gold Rush!

Gold Rush!

Platform: MS-DOS, Amiga, Atari ST, Macintosh, Apple II, Apple IIGS

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: Sierra On-Line The Software Farm Sunlight Games

Cabal

Cabal

Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, C64, ZX Spectrum, DOS, NES

Genre: Cabal shooter

Publisher: Taito Fabtek

Michael Andretti's World GP

Michael Andretti's World GP

Platform: NES

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Varie American Sammy

Amadeus Revenge

Amadeus Revenge

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Music game, Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Systems Editoriale s.r.l.

The Legendary Axe

The Legendary Axe

Platform: TurboGrafx-16

Genre: Platform

Publisher: JP Victor Interactive Software; NA NEC


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