Sunday October 16, 1988

US date format: 10/16/1988, UK date format: 16/10/1988

It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra (see zodiac on October 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 Zoltan Stieber and Sham Idrees. In that special week of October people in US were listening to by . In UK by was in the top 5 hits. Mystic Pizza, directed by Donald Petrie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while A Brief History Of Time by Stephen W. Hawking was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Starting from Scratch. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Anticipation or The Colony.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

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Historical Events

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Events

  • Smile Jamaica concert for Hurricane Gilbert victims held in London
  • Orel Hirsheiser, first to pitch shutout in playoff and world series (World Series #85).

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Movies

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Cinema Paradiso

Cinema Paradiso

Directed by: Giuseppe Tornatore

Starring: Philippe Noiret, Enzo Cannavale, Antonella Attili, Isa Danieli

Country: United States of America

The Last Temptation of Christ

The Last Temptation of Christ

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey, Paul Greco

Country: United States of America

Story of Women

Story of Women

Directed by: Claude Chabrol

Starring: Isabelle Huppert, François Cluzet, Marie Trintignant, Nils Tavernier

Another Woman

Another Woman

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Gena Rowlands, Mia Farrow, Ian Holm, Blythe Danner

Dead Ringers

Dead Ringers

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Jeremy Irons, Geneviève Bujold, Heidi von Palleske, Barbara Gordon

Country: United States of America

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NFL

American Football
  • Atlanta Falcons - Denver Broncos : 14 - 30
  • Cincinnati Bengals - New England Patriots : 21 - 27
  • Dallas Cowboys - Chicago Bears : 7 - 17
  • Detroit Lions - New York Giants : 10 - 30
  • Green Bay Packers - Minnesota Vikings : 34 - 14
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TV Series

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Luv Kush

Luv Kush

Directed by: Jay Sreesivan

Starting from Scratch

Starting from Scratch

Directed by: James Huang

First Impressions

First Impressions

Directed by: Eric Shapiro

Scruples

Scruples

Directed by: Alan J. Levi

Mahabharat

Mahabharat

Starring: Arun Bakshi, Pramod Kumar, Aloka Mukerjee, Virendra Razdan

Country: India

Days to next October 16

If October 16, 1988 is your birthday you're 32 years, 1 month, 19 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 11 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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

Final Flight by Stephen Coonts

Final Flight

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The most daring -- and deadly -- terrorist plot of all time is about to unfold aboard the supercarrier USS United States.

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 First Salute by Barbara W. Tuchman

The First Salute

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Barbara W. Tuchman, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of the classic The Guns of August, turns her sights homeward with this brilliant, insightful narrative of the Revolutionary War.

Spock'S World by Diane Duane

Spock'S World

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It is the twenty-third century. On the planet Vulcan, a crisis of unprecedented proportion has caused the convocation of the planet's ruling council -- and summoned the U.S.S.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Anticipation

Anticipation

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Board game

Publisher: Nintendo

Carrier Command

Carrier Command

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

Genre: Vehicle simulation game

Publisher: Rainbird

Battlehawks 1942

Battlehawks 1942

Platform: MS-DOS, Amiga, Atari ST

Genre: Flight simulation

Publisher: Lucasfilm Games

Erika to Satoru no Yume Bōken

Erika to Satoru no Yume Bōken

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Namco

The Colony

The Colony

Platform: Macintosh, DOS, Amiga

Genre: First-person shooter, Adventure, Puzzle

Publisher: Mindscape

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On October 16, 1988 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is October 16, 1988?

On October 16, 1988 the zodiac sign was Libra.

Who was the US President on October 16, 1988?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on October 16, 1988?

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

Which famous people are born on October 16, 1988?

On October 16, 1988 several famous people were born including, Zoltan Stieber, Sham Idrees, Zoltán Stieber.

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

The number one song in the week of October 16, 1988 was Red Red Wine '88 by UB40 in US and One Moment In Time by Whitney Houston in UK.

What were the top hits on October 16, 1988?

The top hits on October 16, 1988 were Red Red Wine '88 by UB40, Love Bites by Def Leppard, Groovy Kind Of Love by Phil Collins in US and One Moment In Time by Whitney Houston, Desire by U2, He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother by The Hollies in UK.


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