Thursday June 16, 1988

US date format: 6/16/1988, UK date format: 16/6/1988

It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on June 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 Keshia Chanté and Nathan Parsons. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Together Forever (Remix) by Rick Astley. In UK With A Little Help From My Friends / She's Leaving Home by Wet Wet Wet / Billy Bragg With Cara Tivey was in the top 5 hits. Who Framed Roger Rabbit, directed by Robert Zemeckis, 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 Brainstorm. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Abrams Battle Tank or Kenseiden.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • South Africa - Youth Day.
  • Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John Regis, patron of medical social workers.
  • Bloomsday, in honour of Leopold Bloom, the hero of James Joyce's Ulysses set on 16 June, 1904.
  • 16 June Movement

Events

  • Boston Red Sox Barrett steals home

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Movies

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy, Charles Fleischer

Country: United States of America

Cameron's Closet

Cameron's Closet

Directed by: Armand Mastroianni

Starring: Cotter Smith, Mel Harris, Scott Curtis, Chuck McCann

Bull Durham

Bull Durham

Directed by: Ron Shelton

Starring: Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Trey Wilson

Country: United States of America

The Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors

Directed by: Howard Deutch

Starring: Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Stephanie Faracy, Annette Bening

Country: United States of America

Red Heat

Red Heat

Directed by: Walter Hill

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Belushi, Peter Boyle, Ed O'Ross

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

Barfuß ins Bett

Barfuß ins Bett

Auch das noch...

Auch das noch...

Espacio aberto

Espacio aberto

Days to next June 16

If June 16, 1988 is your birthday you're 32 years, 3 months, 12 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 19 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

Tapestry by Belva Plain

Tapestry

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Beginning in 1920, paralleling Hitler's rise to power, and encompassing World War II, Bleva Plain's new novel weaves the threads of history into a brilliant tapestry.

Riding The Iron Rooster by Paul Theroux

Riding The Iron Rooster

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Paul Theroux, the author of the train travel classics The Great Railway Bazaar and The Old Patagonian Express, takes to the rails once again in this account of his epic journey

Moonwalk by Michael Jackson

Moonwalk

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The #1 New York Times bestseller! Michael Jackson’s one and only autobiography – his life, in his words. With original Foreword by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, a new Introduction by Motown founder

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 .

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Abrams Battle Tank

Abrams Battle Tank

Platform: MS-DOS, Mega Drive

Genre: Vehicle simulation

Publisher: Electronic Arts, Sega

Hidden Agenda

Hidden Agenda

Platform: Macintosh, DOS

Genre: Government simulation game

Publisher: Springboard

Kenseiden

Kenseiden

Platform: Sega Master System

Genre: Platformer, Side-Scroller, Hack & Slash, Action RPG

Publisher: Sega

Konami Wai Wai World

Konami Wai Wai World

Platform: Family Computer Mobile Phones

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Konami

Goody

Goody

Platform: Amstrad CPC, DOS, ZX Spectrum, MSX

Genre: Action game, Platform game

Publisher: Opera Soft

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On June 16, 1988 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is June 16, 1988?

On June 16, 1988 the zodiac sign was Gemini.

Who was the US President on June 16, 1988?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on June 16, 1988?

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

Which famous people are born on June 16, 1988?

On June 16, 1988 several famous people were born including, Keshia Chanté, Nathan Parsons, Alfredo Flores.

Which famous people died on June 16, 1988?

Famous people died on June 16, 1988 include, Miguel Pinero.

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

The number one song in the week of June 16, 1988 was Together Forever (Remix) by Rick Astley in US and With A Little Help From My Friends / She's Leaving Home by Wet Wet Wet / Billy Bragg With Cara Tivey in UK.

What were the top hits on June 16, 1988?

The top hits on June 16, 1988 were Together Forever (Remix) by Rick Astley, One More Try by George Michael, Foolish Beat by Debbie Gibson in US and With A Little Help From My Friends / She's Leaving Home by Wet Wet Wet / Billy Bragg With Cara Tivey, Doctorin' The Tardis by The Timelords, I Owe You Nothing by Bros in UK.


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