Thursday April 14, 1988

US date format: 4/14/1988, UK date format: 14/4/1988

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 14, 1988). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Solène Jambaqué and Mihael Borko. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car by Billy Ocean. In UK Heart by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits. Permanent Record, directed by Marisa Silver, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Treasure by Clive Cussler was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Bereitschaft Dr. Federau. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation or Gemstone IV.
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Permanent Record

Directed by: Marisa Silver

Starring: Alan Boyce, Keanu Reeves, Pamela Gidley, Michael Elgart

Stormy Monday

Directed by: Mike Figgis

Starring: Melanie Griffith, Tommy Lee Jones, Sting, Sean Bean


Directed by: Gilbert Cates

Starring: Karen Allen, Keith Carradine, Jeff Fahey, Bernie Casey

The Blue Iguana

Directed by: John Lafia

Starring: Dylan McDermott, Jessica Harper, James Russo, Pamela Gidley

Quella villa in fondo al parco

Directed by: Giuliano Carnimeo

Starring: David Warbeck, Janet Agren, Eva Grimaldi, Luisa Menon


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 14, 1988?


  • Vishu - Harvest festival in Kerala, India.
  • N'Ko Alphabet Day - the anniversary of the day the N'Ko alphabet was completed in 1949.
  • Tamil New Year - Celebrations for Tamils all over the world.
  • New Year Celebrations in parts of India and whole of Sri Lanka.
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  • Mail opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 36 performances
  • Devils 6-5 over Islanders-Devils take 1st round 4-2
  • USSR, US, Pakistan, and Afghanistan sign Afghanistan treaty (Geneva Accords). The Soviet Union commits itself to withdrawal of its forces from Afghanistan.
  • The USS Samuel B. Roberts strikes a mine in the Persian Gulf during Operation Earnest Will.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in those months ?

Bereitschaft Dr. Federau

Der Geisterwald oder Des Raben Rache

Red Dwarf

Written by: Rob Grant, Doug Naylor

Starring: Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Chris Barrie, Robert Llewellyn

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Adventures Beyond Belief

Directed by: Marcus Tompson

Raafat Al Haggan

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


By: Clive Cussler

Clive Cussler, author of sixteen consecutive New York Times bestseller brings us beloved character Dirk Pitt, who discovers a trail leading straight to priceless treasures.

Patriot Games

By: Tom Clancy

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


By: James Gleick

The million-copy bestseller by National Book Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist James Gleick that reveals the science behind chaos theoryNational bestsellerMore than a million copies soldA work of popular science

King Of The Murgos

By: David Eddings

Guided by the Orb of the God Aldur, Garion and Ce'Nedrea begin a great quest to rescue their kidnapped child. Making their way through the foul swamps of Nyisssa, then into

Oscar Wilde

By: Richard Ellmann

The biography sensitive to the tragic pattern of the story of a great subject: Oscar Wilde - psychologically and sexually complicated, enormously quotable, central to a alluring cultural world and someone


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?


Platform: Amstrad CPC MSX ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action game

Publisher: Dinamic Software Mastertronic

Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation

Platform: Super Famicom Game Boy Color Mobile phone Wii Android iOS

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: Square Enix (2009-present); Square Enix (2009-present)

Gemstone IV

Platform: Windows, Macintosh

Genre: Fantasy MUD

Publisher: GEnie, AOL, independent


Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action Arcade game

Publisher: Ultrasoft

8 Eyes

Platform: NES

Genre: 2D action platformer

Publisher: JP SETA; NA Taxan

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