Wednesday October 12, 1988

US date format: 10/12/1988, UK date format: 12/10/1988

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 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 D'Andre Siggers and Calum Scott. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Red Red Wine '88 by UB40. In UK One Moment In Time by Whitney Houston was in the top 5 hits. Mystic Pizza, directed by Donald Petrie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while A Brief History Of Time by Stephen W. Hawking was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Starting from Scratch. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Chopper I or Bomber Raid.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • El Dia de la Raza - Latin America.
  • French Republican Calendar - Chanvre (Hemp) Day, twenty-first day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Columbus Day (traditionally) - United States.
  • Spain - Hispanic Day, National Day
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Events

  • George Bush and Michael Dukakis meet in 2nd debate
  • Israel and China sign trade deal, plan diplomatic relations.
  • NeXT launches its first public debut of the NeXT Computer at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, California.
  • Two officers of the Victoria Police are gunned down executional style in the Walsh Street police shootings, Australia.
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Movies

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Mystic Pizza

Mystic Pizza

Directed by: Donald Petrie

Starring: Annabeth Gish, Julia Roberts, Lili Taylor, Vincent D'Onofrio

Country: United States of America

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

Directed by: Dwight H. Little

Starring: Donald Pleasence, Ellie Cornell, Danielle Harris, George P. Wilbur

Country: United States of America

Headhunter

Headhunter

Directed by: Francis Schaeffer

Starring: Kay Lenz, Wayne Crawford, Steve Kanaly, June Chadwick

Cemetery High

Cemetery High

Directed by: Gorman Bechard

Starring: Debi Thibeault, Karen Nielsen, Lisa Schmidt, Simone Reyes

Another Woman

Another Woman

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Gena Rowlands, Mia Farrow, Ian Holm, Blythe Danner

TV Series

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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

Luv Kush

Luv Kush

Directed by: Jay Sreesivan

Charlie Chalk

Charlie Chalk

Days to next October 12

If October 12, 1988 is your birthday you're 31 years, 11 months, 16 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 14 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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

Final Flight by Stephen Coonts

Final Flight

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The most daring -- and deadly -- terrorist plot of all time is about to unfold aboard the supercarrier USS United States.

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.

The First Salute by Barbara W. Tuchman

The First Salute

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Barbara W. Tuchman, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of the classic The Guns of August, turns her sights homeward with this brilliant, insightful narrative of the Revolutionary War.

Spock'S World by Diane Duane

Spock'S World

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It is the twenty-third century. On the planet Vulcan, a crisis of unprecedented proportion has caused the convocation of the planet's ruling council -- and summoned the U.S.S.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Chopper I

Chopper I

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: SNK

King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella

King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella

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

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: Sierra On-Line

The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate

The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate

Platform: Amiga, Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, NEC PC-9801

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Crosswize

Crosswize

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Firebird Software

Bomber Raid

Bomber Raid

Platform: Sega Master System

Genre: Vertical scrolling shooter

Publisher: JP Sega; NA Activision; EU Sega

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On October 12, 1988 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is October 12, 1988?

On October 12, 1988 the zodiac sign was Libra.

Who was the US President on October 12, 1988?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on October 12, 1988?

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

Which famous people are born on October 12, 1988?

On October 12, 1988 several famous people were born including, D'Andre Siggers, Calum Scott, Aggro Santos.

Which famous people died on October 12, 1988?

Famous people died on October 12, 1988 include, Ken Murray, Coby Whitmore, Ruth Manning-Sanders.

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

The number one song in the week of October 12, 1988 was Red Red Wine '88 by UB40 in US and One Moment In Time by Whitney Houston in UK.

What were the top hits on October 12, 1988?

The top hits on October 12, 1988 were Red Red Wine '88 by UB40, Love Bites by Def Leppard, Groovy Kind Of Love by Phil Collins in US and One Moment In Time by Whitney Houston, Desire by U2, He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother by The Hollies in UK.


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