Friday October 14, 1988

US date format: 10/14/1988, UK date format: 14/10/1988

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 14, 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 Max Thieriot and MacKenzie Mauzy. 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 Sword Point by Harold Coyle was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Starting from Scratch. If you liked videogames you were probably playing King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella or Eco.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Also see October 14 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • French Republican Calendar - Navet (Turnip) Day, twenty-third day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Teachers' Day, or National Education Day in Poland
  • World Standards Day (from ISO, IEC, ITU)
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Events

  • Mike Tyson countersues Robin Givens for divorce and annulment
  • Naguib Mahfouz is 1st Arabic writer to win Nobel literature prize
  • New Jersey Devils raise their first pennant (Patrick Division Playoff Champions).

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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 14

If October 14, 1988 is your birthday you're 31 years, 11 months, 13 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 17 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?

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

Crazy Climber 2

Crazy Climber 2

Platform: Arcade, Sharp X68000

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Nichibutsu, HAMSTER(PS4)

Eco

Eco

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST

Genre: Life simulation game

Publisher: Ocean Software

Gamma Strike

Gamma Strike

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Publisher: Gamesware

Double Dragon II: The Revenge

Double Dragon II: The Revenge

Platform: Arcade, Mega Drive, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Amiga, IBM PC, iOS, Android

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Technōs Japan

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on October 14, 1988?

On October 14, 1988 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is October 14, 1988?

On October 14, 1988 the zodiac sign was Libra.

Who was the US President on October 14, 1988?

On October 14, 1988 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 14, 1988?

On October 14, 1988 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on October 14, 1988?

On October 14, 1988 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on October 14, 1988?

On October 14, 1988 several famous people were born including, Max Thieriot, MacKenzie Mauzy, Pia Toscano

Which famous people died on October 14, 1988?

Famous people died on October 14, 1988 include, Mary Morris

What was the number one song in October 14, 1988?

The number one song in the week of October 14, 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 14, 1988?

The top hits on October 14, 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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