Tuesday February 16, 1988

US date format: 2/16/1988, UK date format: 16/2/1988

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius (see zodiac on February 16, 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 Kim Soo-hyun and Bry (singer). In that special week of February people in US were listening to by . In UK by was in the top 5 hits. Bloodsport, directed by Newt Arnold, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while The Rise And Fall Of The Great Powers by Paul Kennedy was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Der Geisterwald oder Des Raben Rache. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Crazy Climber 2 or Batman: The Caped Crusader.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 1988, at February 16 across the years or at February 1988 calendar.

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Juliana
  • Saint Lucilla
  • Remembrance of Lambertus
  • Saint Jeremias
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Events

  • First documented combat action by US military advisors in El Salvador.

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Movies

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Directed by: Philip Kaufman

Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Juliette Binoche, Lena Olin, Derek de Lint

Country: United States of America

Stand and Deliver

Stand and Deliver

Directed by: Ramón Menéndez

Starring: Edward James Olmos, Estelle Harris, Mark Phelan, Virginia Paris

Country: United States of America

Hairspray

Hairspray

Directed by: John Waters

Starring: Sonny Bono, Ruth Brown, Divine, Debbie Harry

Country: United States of America

Bloodsport

Bloodsport

Directed by: Newt Arnold

Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Donald Gibb, Leah Ayres, Norman Burton

Country: United States of America

Amsterdamned

Amsterdamned

Directed by: Dick Maas

Starring: Huub Stapel, Monique van de Ven, Serge-Henri Valcke, Hidde Maas

TV Series

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Red Dwarf

Red Dwarf

Written by:

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Adventures Beyond Belief

Adventures Beyond Belief

Directed by: Marcus Tompson

Der Geisterwald oder Des Raben Rache

Der Geisterwald oder Des Raben Rache

The Secret Life of Machines

The Secret Life of Machines

Starring: Tim Hunkin, Rex Garrod, Frances Kay, Meg Amsden

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

World Ninja War Jiraiya

World Ninja War Jiraiya

Starring: Dorothée

Country: Japan

Days to next February 16

If February 16, 1988 is your birthday you're 32 years, 9 months, 16 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 14 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Mongoose R.I.P. by William F. Buckley Jr

Mongoose R.I.P.

By:

The Kennedy administration has plans to end the reign of Fidel Castro, and CIA operative Blackford Oakes becomes the point man in the secret maneuverings.

Thai Horse by William Diehl

Thai Horse

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"It's enough to make Ludlum seem humdrum."ATLANTA JOURNAL & CONSTITUTIONChristian Hatcher, the licensed killer they call the Shadow Warrior, is out of jail and looking for the betrayer that got him

Winter by Len Deighton

Winter

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Epic prelude to the classic spy trilogy, GAME, SET and MATCH, that follows the fortunes of a German dynasty during two world wars.Winter

Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow

Presumed Innocent

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Hailed as the most suspenseful and compelling novel in decades, PRESUMED INNOCENT brings to life our worst nightmare: that of an ordinary citizen facing conviction for the most terrible of all

Thriving On Chaos by Tom Peters

Thriving On Chaos

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The national bestseller that offers prescriptions for an economic world turned upside down. A New York Times bestseller for eleven months.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Crazy Climber 2

Crazy Climber 2

Platform: Arcade, Sharp X68000

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Nichibutsu, HAMSTER(PS4)

Dynamite Düx

Dynamite Düx

Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Sega Master System, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Sega

Batman: The Caped Crusader

Batman: The Caped Crusader

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Apple II, MS-DOS, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action adventure

Publisher: Ocean Software

Jordan vs. Bird: One on One

Jordan vs. Bird: One on One

Platform: Commodore 64, MS-DOS, Game Boy, Mega Drive/Genesis, NES

Genre: Sports (Basketball)

Publisher: Electronic Arts Milton Bradley (NES)

Cyberball

Cyberball

Platform: Arcade, NES, Mega Drive/Genesis, Atari ST, Amiga, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, XBLA

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari Games

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on February 16, 1988?

On February 16, 1988 the day of the week was Tuesday.

What zodiac sign is February 16, 1988?

On February 16, 1988 the zodiac sign was Aquarius.

Who was the US President on February 16, 1988?

On February 16, 1988 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on February 16, 1988?

On February 16, 1988 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on February 16, 1988?

On February 16, 1988 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on February 16, 1988?

On February 16, 1988 several famous people were born including, Kim Soo-hyun, Bry (singer), Diego Capel.

Which famous people died on February 16, 1988?

Famous people died on February 16, 1988 include, Jean Carignan.

What was the number one song in February 16, 1988?

The number one song in the week of February 16, 1988 was Seasons Change by Expose in US and I Should Be So Lucky by Kylie Minogue in UK.

What were the top hits on February 16, 1988?

The top hits on February 16, 1988 were Seasons Change by Expose, What Have I Done To Deserve This by Pet Shop Boys, Could've Been by Tiffany in US and I Should Be So Lucky by Kylie Minogue, I Think We're Alone Now by Tiffany, When Will I Be Famous by Bros in UK.


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