Saturday August 13, 1988

US date format: 8/13/1988, UK date format: 13/8/1988

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 13, 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 MØ (singer) and Servando Carrasco. 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 Baal or Battle Chess.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • International Lefthanders Day
  • St. Wigbert
  • RC saints - Pontianus and Hippolytus, Radegunde (help against the pox), Cassianus of Imola (patron of shorthand-writers)
  • In Brasil, Friday 13 August (agosto) is considered to be especially filled with sorrow (desgosto)
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Events

  • Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit Opens
  • US beats Jamaica 5-1, in second round of 1990 world soccer cup.
  • Ronald J Dossenbach sets world record for pedaling across Canada from Vancouver, British Columbia to Halifax, Nova Scotia in 13 days, 15 hours, 4 min.
  • Boston Red Sox win American League record 24 straight home games.

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Movies

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Crossing Delancey

Crossing Delancey

Directed by: Joan Micklin Silver

Starring: Amy Irving, Peter Riegert, Reizl Bozyk, Jeroen Krabbé

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

Young Guns

Young Guns

Directed by: Christopher Cain

Starring: Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Charlie Sheen

Country: United States of America

Clean and Sober

Clean and Sober

Directed by: Glenn Gordon Caron

Starring: Michael Keaton, Kathy Baker, Morgan Freeman, Tate Donovan

Vijay

Vijay

Directed by: Yash Chopra

Starring: Anil Kapoor, Rajesh Khanna, Rishi Kapoor, Hema Malini

TV Series

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Luv Kush

Luv Kush

Directed by: Jay Sreesivan

Brainstorm

Brainstorm

Directed by: Douglas Trumbull

The Big Picture

The Big Picture

Directed by: Eric Lartigau

Dusty

Dusty

Encadenados

Encadenados

Directed by: Not specifed

Days to next August 13

If August 13, 1988 is your birthday you're 32 years, 2 months, 17 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 14 days.
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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?

Baal

Baal

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS

Genre: Action game, Platform game

Publisher: Psyclapse

Dark Fusion

Dark Fusion

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

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Gremlin Graphics

Impossible Mission II

Impossible Mission II

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple IIe, Apple IIc, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, NES, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: Epyx

Final Fantasy II

Final Fantasy II

Platform: WonderSwan Color PlayStation Game Boy Advance PlayStation Portable iOS Android; WonderSwan Color; PlayStation; Game Boy Advance; PlayStation Portable; iOS; Android

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: Square

Battle Chess

Battle Chess

Platform: Amiga, 3DO Interactive Multiplayer, Acorn Archimedes, Amiga CD32, Amiga CDTV, Apple IIGS, Apple IIe, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, FM Towns, NES, Mac OS, NEC PC-9801, X68000, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Chess

Publisher: Interplay Entertainment

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 13, 1988?

On August 13, 1988 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is August 13, 1988?

On August 13, 1988 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on August 13, 1988?

On August 13, 1988 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 13, 1988?

On August 13, 1988 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 13, 1988?

On August 13, 1988 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 13, 1988?

On August 13, 1988 several famous people were born including, MØ (singer), Ryan Villopoto, Servando Carrasco.

Which famous people died on August 13, 1988?

Famous people died on August 13, 1988 include, Otto E Passman.

What was the number one song in August 13, 1988?

The number one song in the week of August 13, 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 13, 1988?

The top hits on August 13, 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.


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