Monday August 15, 1988

US date format: 8/15/1988, UK date format: 15/8/1988

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 15, 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 Tiffanie Anderson and Mafer Cantu. 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. Betrayed, directed by Costa-Gavras, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Zoya by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching First Impressions. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Earthlight or Caveman Ugh-Lympics.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Hawaii ? Toro Nagashi (Floating Lantern Ceremony) to commemorate the end of the second world war
  • Poland ? Polish Armed Forces Day
  • Eastern Orthodoxy ? Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, the commemoration of the death of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
  • RC Saints ? Feast day of the Assumption of Mary, the mother of Jesus, Holy Day of Obligation. Public Holiday in: Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Chile, C(te d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, East Timor, France, Greece, India, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritius, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia and Spain.
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Events

  • At 4PM LILCO consumers used a record 3,813 megawatts
  • New York City begins $70 million program to rebuild 900 Bronx apartments

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Movies

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Betrayed

Betrayed

Directed by: Costa-Gavras

Starring: Debra Winger, Tom Berenger, John Heard, Betsy Blair

Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers

Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers

Directed by: Michael A. Simpson

Starring: Pamela Springsteen, Renée Estevez, Tony Higgins, Valerie Hartman

Hero and the Terror

Hero and the Terror

Directed by: William Tannen

Starring: Chuck Norris, Brynn Thayer, Steve James, Jack O'Halloran

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

TV Series

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First Impressions

First Impressions

Directed by: Eric Shapiro

Luv Kush

Luv Kush

Directed by: Jay Sreesivan

Brainstorm

Brainstorm

Directed by: Douglas Trumbull

The Big Picture

The Big Picture

Directed by: Eric Lartigau

Later with Bob Costas

Later with Bob Costas

Days to next August 15

If August 15, 1988 is your birthday you're 32 years, 1 month, 3 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 28 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Rise And Fall Of The Great Powers by Paul Kennedy

The Rise And Fall Of The Great Powers

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About national and international power in the "modern" or Post Renaissance period. Explains how the various powers have risen and fallen over the 5 centuries since the formation of the "new

The Bonfire Of The Vanities by Tom Wolfe

The Bonfire Of The Vanities

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Vintage Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities, the #1 bestseller that will forever define late-twentieth-century New York style. "No one has portrayed New York Society this accurately and devastatingly since Edith Wharton" (The National Review)“A page-turner .

Firefighters by Dennis Smith

Firefighters

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An unforgettable journey through the daily lives of the brave men and women who have made saving lives their profession.Dennis Smith, author of Report from Engine Co.

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.

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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Beach Buggy Simulator

Beach Buggy Simulator

Platform: ZX Spectrum Commodore 64 Amstrad CPC

Genre: Driving, Shooting

Publisher: Silverbird

Emlyn Hughes International Soccer

Emlyn Hughes International Soccer

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

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Audiogenic Software Ltd.

Earthlight

Earthlight

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Firebird Software

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

Caveman Ugh-Lympics

Caveman Ugh-Lympics

Platform: Commodore 64, DOS, Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Sports (Olympic)

Publisher: Electronic Arts, Data East USA (NES)


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