Friday January 15, 1988

US date format: 1/15/1988, UK date format: 15/1/1988

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 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 Skrillex and Jun K. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Got My Mind Set On You by George Harrison. In UK Heaven Is A Place On Earth by Belinda Carlisle was in the top 5 hits. Tapeheads, directed by Bill Fishman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Thriving On Chaos by Tom Peters was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Finders Keepers. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bad Dudes Vs. DragonNinja or Ebonstar.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Kerala in India - Makaravilakku or Makara Sankranthy at Sabarimala.
  • Jallikattu in South India.
  • United States - Traditionally, Martin Luther King Day.
  • North Korea - Korean Alphabet Day.
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Events

  • Narendra Hirwani takes 16-136 (8-61 and 8-75) versus West Indies on Test debut.
  • Disney generally releases the live-action feature film Good Morning, Vietnam to theaters. The film cost US$14 million to make.

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Movies

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Tapeheads

Tapeheads

Directed by: Bill Fishman

Starring: John Cusack, Tim Robbins, Mary Crosby, Clu Gulager

You Can't Hurry Love

You Can't Hurry Love

Directed by: Richard Martini

Starring: David Packer, Scott McGinnis, David Leisure, Anthony Geary

Aenigma

Aenigma

Directed by: Lucio Fulci

Starring: Jared Martin, Lara Lamberti, Ulli Reinthaler, Sophie d'Aulan

Big Bad Mama II

Big Bad Mama II

Directed by: Jim Wynorski

Starring: Angie Dickinson, Robert Culp, Danielle Brisebois, Julie McCullough

Kiss Daddy Goodnight

Kiss Daddy Goodnight

Directed by: Peter Ily Huemer

Starring: Uma Thurman, Paul Dillon, Paul Richards, Steve Buscemi

TV Series

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Finders Keepers

Finders Keepers

Directed by: Bryan Carberry

The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

That's Love

That's Love

48 Hours

48 Hours

Casa Vianello

Casa Vianello

Days to next January 15

If January 15, 1988 is your birthday you're 32 years, 8 months, 11 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 20 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Chronicle Of The 20Th Century by Clifton Daniel

Chronicle Of The 20Th Century

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There's never been anything like it. Imagine being able to sweep your eyes over the incredible riches and excitement of our century as reported in the important" News of the Day"

Heaven And Hell by John Jakes

Heaven And Hell

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The bestselling saga that has sold more than 5 million copies.The books that inspired the smash-hit television miniseries.Beautifully repackaged for the Dutton hardcover release of On Secret Service--John Jakes's long-awaited return

The Cat Who Came For Christmas by Cleveland Amory

The Cat Who Came For Christmas

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'Twas the night before Christmas when a bedraggled white feline enters the heart--and home--of Cleveland Amory. To say it is a friendly takeover is an understatement.

The Tommyknockers by Stephen King

The Tommyknockers

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Master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic, terrifying #1 New York Times bestseller about a terrifying otherworldly discovery and the effects it has a on a small town.“Late

Kaleidoscope by Danielle Steel

Kaleidoscope

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When a beautiful young Frenchwoman and a brilliant American actor meet in wartime Paris, their love begins like a fairy tale but ends in tragedy. Suddenly orphaned, their three children are cruelly separated.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Bad Dudes Vs. DragonNinja

Bad Dudes Vs. DragonNinja

Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, NES, ZX Spectrum, Zeebo

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Data East (Japan) Data East USA (North America) Imagine Software (Europe) Namco Ocean Software Majesco Entertainment G-mode Co., Ltd. (Brazil)

Fish!

Fish!

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad PCW, Apple II, Acorn Archimedes, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Apple Macintosh, MS-DOS, Sinclair Spectrum.

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Rainbird Software

Ebonstar

Ebonstar

Platform: Amiga

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: MicroIllusions

Bloody Wolf

Bloody Wolf

Platform: Arcade Game, TurboGrafx/PC Engine, Virtual Console

Genre: Run and gun

Publisher: Data East, NEC Home Electronics

Birdie Try

Birdie Try

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Data East


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