Thursday December 15, 1988

US date format: 12/15/1988, UK date format: 15/12/1988

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 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 Floyd Ayité and Emily Head. 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 Madden NFL or Dark Side.
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  • Lori Davis of Long Island sues Mike Tyson for grabbing her buttocks

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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 15

If December 15, 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?

Lee Trevino's Fighting Golf

Lee Trevino's Fighting Golf

Platform: Arcade, NES

Genre: Traditional golf simulation

Publisher: SNK

Madden NFL

Madden NFL

Platform: Apple II, Amiga, Macintosh, SNES, Sega Genesis, Game Gear, 3DO, Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube, Wii, Wii U, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Windows PC, Mac OS X, DOS, PlayStat

Genre: American football video game

Publisher: EA Sports

5th Gear

5th Gear

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64

Genre: Driving game

Publisher: Hewson Consultants

Dark Side

Dark Side

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

Genre: First person shooter

Publisher: Incentive Software

Dead Angle

Dead Angle

Platform: Arcade Sega Master System

Genre: Shooting gallery

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 15, 1988?

On December 15, 1988 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is December 15, 1988?

On December 15, 1988 the zodiac sign was Sagittarius.

Who was the US President on December 15, 1988?

On December 15, 1988 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 15, 1988?

On December 15, 1988 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on December 15, 1988?

On December 15, 1988 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on December 15, 1988?

On December 15, 1988 several famous people were born including, Floyd Ayité, Leshurr, Emily Head.

What was the number one song in December 15, 1988?

The number one song in the week of December 15, 1988 was Look Away by Chicago in US and Mistletoe And Wine by Cliff Richard in UK.

What were the top hits on December 15, 1988?

The top hits on December 15, 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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