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 zodiac on February 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 Mike Posner and Nicolás Otamendi. In that special week of February people in US were listening to by . In UK by 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 Kenseiden or 5th Gear.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

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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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Movies

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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

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

Hairspray

Hairspray

Directed by: John Waters

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

Country: United States of America

Amsterdamned

Amsterdamned

Directed by: Dick Maas

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

Cop

Cop

Directed by: James B. Harris

Starring: James Woods, Lesley Ann Warren, Charles Durning, Charles Haid

TV Series

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Red Dwarf

Red Dwarf

Written by:

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 Secret Life of Machines

The Secret Life of Machines

Starring: Tim Hunkin, Rex Garrod, Frances Kay, Meg Amsden

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

World Ninja War Jiraiya

World Ninja War Jiraiya

Starring: Dorothée

Country: Japan

The Fear

The Fear

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Days to next February 12

If February 12, 1988 is your birthday you're 32 years, 9 months, 20 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 10 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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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

By:

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

By:

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

The Tommyknockers by Stephen King

The Tommyknockers

By:

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

By:

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?

Cybernoid II: The Revenge

Cybernoid II: The Revenge

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

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Hewson Consultants

F-1 Dream

F-1 Dream

Platform: Arcade PC Engine

Genre: Formula One racing

Publisher: Capcom (AC) NEC Avenue (PCE)

Kenseiden

Kenseiden

Platform: Sega Master System

Genre: Platformer, Side-Scroller, Hack & Slash, Action RPG

Publisher: Sega

5th Gear

5th Gear

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64

Genre: Driving game

Publisher: Hewson Consultants

Golgo 13: Top Secret Episode

Golgo 13: Top Secret Episode

Platform: NES

Genre: Action adventure

Publisher: Vic Tokai

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

What zodiac sign is February 12, 1988?

On February 12, 1988 the zodiac sign was Aquarius.

Who was the US President on February 12, 1988?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on February 12, 1988?

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

Which famous people are born on February 12, 1988?

On February 12, 1988 several famous people were born including, Mike Posner, Nicolás Otamendi, Matthieu Dossevi.

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

The number one song in the week of February 12, 1988 was Could've Been by Tiffany in US and I Should Be So Lucky by Kylie Minogue in UK.

What were the top hits on February 12, 1988?

The top hits on February 12, 1988 were Could've Been by Tiffany, Seasons Change by Expose, I Want To Be Your Man by Roger in US and I Should Be So Lucky by Kylie Minogue, I Think We're Alone Now by Tiffany, When Will I Be Famous by Bros in UK.


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