Tuesday December 13, 1988

US date format: 12/13/1988, UK date format: 13/12/1988

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 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 Rickie Fowler and Alyssa Carswell. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Look Away by Chicago. In UK Mistletoe And Wine by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Working Girl, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while The Sands Of Time by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Bottom Line. If you liked videogames you were probably playing 4x4 Off-Road Racing or Knight Rider.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Roman festivals - Tellus was worshipped in the district Carinae at the Esquiline Hill, and a lectisternium or table was spread for Ceres.
  • R.C. Saints - memorial of Saint Lucy
  • Also see December 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • In the Julian calendar before the Gregorian reform, this was the shortest day and longest night, and widely celebrated as such
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Events

  • Arafat addresses UN in Geneva
  • Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat gives a speech at the United Nations General Assembly in the Swiss city of Geneva after the United States authorities refused to give him a visa to enter New York.
  • Three men end 29-hour all-466-station subway ride in New York City, New York.

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Movies

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Working Girl

Working Girl

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, Alec Baldwin

Country: United States of America

Beaches

Beaches

Directed by: Garry Marshall

Starring: Bette Midler, Barbara Hershey, John Heard, Spalding Gray

Country: United States of America

The Boost

The Boost

Directed by: Harold Becker

Starring: James Woods, Sean Young, John Kapelos, Steven Hill

The Dark Side of the Sun

The Dark Side of the Sun

Directed by: Bozidar 'Bota' Nikolic

Starring: Guy Boyd, Brad Pitt, Cheryl Pollak, Constantin Nitchoff

Rain Man

Rain Man

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino, Gerald R. Molen

Country: United States of America

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TV Series

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The Bottom Line

The Bottom Line

Directed by: Tom Rulon

Starting from Scratch

Starting from Scratch

Directed by: James Huang

Scruples

Scruples

Directed by: Alan J. Levi

Legend of the Galactic Heroes

Legend of the Galactic Heroes

Starring: Tesshô Genda, Jôji Nakata, Shô Hayami, Ryûsei Nakao

Country: Japan

Supersense

Supersense

Days to next December 13

If December 13, 1988 is your birthday you're 31 years, 9 months, 15 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 15 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Sands Of Time by Sidney Sheldon

The Sands Of Time

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Spain. A land of eternal passion and unceasing bloodshed. From the vengeance of a pitiless tyrant, four women flee the sacred, once-safe walls of a convent: LUCIA, the proud survivor harboring a murderous secret from the savage clan wars of …

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 Cardinal Of The Kremlin by Tom Clancy

The Cardinal Of The Kremlin

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Two men possess vital data on Russia’s Star Wars missile defense system. One of them is CARDINAL—America's highest agent in the Kremlin—and he's about to be terminated by the KGB.

Anything For Billy by Larry McMurtry

Anything For Billy

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The first time I saw Billy he came walking out of a cloud....Welcome to the wild, hot-blooded adventures of Billy the Kid, the American West's most legendary outlaw.

The Last Lion by William Manchester

The Last Lion

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Spanning the years 1940 to 1965, The Last Lion: Defender of the Realm begins shortly after Winston Churchill became prime minister—when Great Britain stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Arcade Volleyball

Arcade Volleyball

Platform: Commodore 64, Amiga

Genre: Sports

Publisher: COMPUTE! Publications, Inc.

4x4 Off-Road Racing

4x4 Off-Road Racing

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

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Epyx

Last Ninja 2: Back with a Vengeance

Last Ninja 2: Back with a Vengeance

Platform: Last Ninja 2: 1988: Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC 1989: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, 1990: Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, NES (as The Last Ninja) 2008: Virtual Console Last Ninja Remix: 1990: Commodore

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Activision Ubi Soft (10 Megahits Vol. 3) Ocean Software (100% Dynamite) Jaleco

Knight Rider

Knight Rider

Platform: NES/Family Computer

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Acclaim

Demon's Winter

Demon's Winter

Platform: Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On December 13, 1988 the day of the week was Tuesday.

What zodiac sign is December 13, 1988?

On December 13, 1988 the zodiac sign was Sagittarius.

Who was the US President on December 13, 1988?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on December 13, 1988?

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

Which famous people are born on December 13, 1988?

On December 13, 1988 several famous people were born including, Rickie Fowler, Alyssa Carswell, Oliver Lancashire.

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

The number one song in the week of December 13, 1988 was Look Away by Chicago in US and Mistletoe And Wine by Cliff Richard in UK.

What were the top hits on December 13, 1988?

The top hits on December 13, 1988 were Look Away by Chicago, Every Rose Has Its Thorn by Poison, Giving You The Best That I Got by Anita Baker in US and Mistletoe And Wine by Cliff Richard, Especially For You by Kylie & Jason, Cat Among The Pigeons / Silent Night by Bros in UK.


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