Saturday July 16, 1988

US date format: 7/16/1988, UK date format: 16/7/1988

It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 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 Sergio Busquets and Costanza Manfredini. In that special week of July people in US were listening to The Flame by Cheap Trick. In UK Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You by Glenn Medeiros was in the top 5 hits. Saturday Night Out, directed by Robert Hartford-Davis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while For The Record by Donald T. Regan was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Brainstorm. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Legend of Blacksilver or Kuri Kinton.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Botswana - President's Day (2nd day)
  • Catholic - Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Events

  • Carl Lewis runs a wind-assisted 100 m in 9.78 sec
  • Michael J Fox marries Tracy Pollan
  • Wayne Gretzky (NHL) and Janet Jones (Police Academy 5) wed in Edmonton
  • San Antonio (Texas League) beats Jackson 1-0 in 26 innings.

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Movies

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Saturday Night Out

Saturday Night Out

Directed by: Robert Hartford-Davis

Starring: Heather Sears, John Bonney, Bernard Lee, Erika Remberg

Mr. North

Mr. North

Directed by: Danny Huston

Starring: Anthony Edwards, Robert Mitchum, Lauren Bacall, Harry Dean Stanton

Die Hard

Die Hard

Directed by: John McTiernan

Starring: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson

Country: United States of America

Akira

Akira

Directed by: Katsuhiro Ôtomo

Starring: Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Tesshô Genda

Country: United States of America

Midnight Run

Midnight Run

Directed by: Martin Brest

Starring: Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Yaphet Kotto, John Ashton

Country: United States of America

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TV Series

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Brainstorm

Brainstorm

Directed by: Douglas Trumbull

The Big Picture

The Big Picture

Directed by: Eric Lartigau

Wheel of Fortune

Wheel of Fortune

Odos Antheon

Odos Antheon

The Kate Robbins Show

The Kate Robbins Show

Days to next July 16

If July 16, 1988 is your birthday you're 32 years, 2 months, 12 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 18 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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For The Record by Donald T. Regan

For The Record

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In this provocative and stunningly insightful memoir, Donald T. Regan takes us down the corridors of power in Washington and into the heart of the Reagan Administration.

Generation Of Swine by Hunter S. Thompson

Generation Of Swine

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From the bestselling author of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, the legendary Hunter S. Thompson’s second volume of the “Gonzo Papers” is back.

Love In The Time Of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Love In The Time Of Cholera

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In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic.

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

Picasso by Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffington

Picasso

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[Audiobook CASSETTE Library Edition in vinyl case.] [Read by Nadia May] This landmark biography penetrates the barriers of legend to bring to full and intimate life a man whose burning passions--for

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

The Legend of Blacksilver

The Legend of Blacksilver

Platform: Commodore 64, Apple II

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Epyx

Kaijū Monogatari

Kaijū Monogatari

Platform: NES

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Namco

Akira

Akira

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Adventure, visual novel

Apache 3

Apache 3

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Tatsumi (Japan) Data East (North America)

Kuri Kinton

Kuri Kinton

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Taito

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On July 16, 1988 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is July 16, 1988?

On July 16, 1988 the zodiac sign was Cancer.

Who was the US President on July 16, 1988?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on July 16, 1988?

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

Which famous people are born on July 16, 1988?

On July 16, 1988 several famous people were born including, Sergio Busquets, Costanza Manfredini, Bruno Ecuele Manga.

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

The number one song in the week of July 16, 1988 was The Flame by Cheap Trick in US and Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You by Glenn Medeiros in UK.

What were the top hits on July 16, 1988?

The top hits on July 16, 1988 were The Flame by Cheap Trick, Mercedes Boy by Pebbles, Pour Some Sugar On Me by Def Leppard in US and Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You by Glenn Medeiros, The Twist (Yo, Twist) by The Fat Boys With Chubby Checker, Push It / Tramp by Salt-N-Pepa in UK.


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