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 birth chart on October 16, 1988). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Zoltan Stieber and Sham Idrees. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Red Red Wine '88 by UB40. In UK One Moment In Time by Whitney Houston was in the top 5 hits. Mystic Pizza, directed by Donald Petrie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Love In The Time Of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Starting from Scratch. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Captain Comic or F/A-18 Interceptor.
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Mystic Pizza

Directed by: Donald Petrie

Starring: Annabeth Gish, Julia Roberts, Lili Taylor, Vincent D'Onofrio

Country: United States of America

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

Directed by: Dwight H. Little

Starring: Donald Pleasence, Ellie Cornell, Danielle Harris, George P. Wilbur

Country: United States of America


Directed by: Francis Schaeffer

Starring: Kay Lenz, Wayne Crawford, Steve Kanaly, June Chadwick

Cemetery High

Directed by: Gorman Bechard

Starring: Debi Thibeault, Karen Nielsen, Lisa Schmidt, Simone Reyes

Another Woman

Directed by: Woody Allen

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


Historical Events

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  • Smile Jamaica concert for Hurricane Gilbert victims held in London
Sport Games on October 16, 1988

Sport Games on October 16, 1988


    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

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

Starting from Scratch

Directed by: James Huang


Directed by: Alan J. Levi

First Impressions

Directed by: Eric Shapiro


Directed by: Not specifed

Luv Kush

Directed by: Jay Sreesivan

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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?

Love In The Time Of Cholera

By: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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.

Breathing Lessons

By: Anne Tyler

Maggie and Ira Moran have been married for twenty-eight years–and it shows: in their quarrels, in their routines, in their ability to tolerate with affection each other’s eccentricities.

The Bonfire Of The Vanities

By: Tom Wolfe

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 .

Generation Of Swine

By: Hunter S. Thompson

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.

The Silence Of The Lambs

By: Thomas Harris

As part of the search for a serial murderer nicknames "Buffalo Bill," FBI trainee Clarice Starling is given an assignment. She must visit a man confined to a high-security facility for


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Captain Comic

Platform: DOS, NES

Genre: Side-scrolling Platformer

Publisher: Unknown (DOS), Color Dreams (NES)

F/A-18 Interceptor

Platform: Amiga

Genre: Flight sim

Publisher: Electronic Arts


Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Adventure, visual novel

Platform: Macintosh, DOS, Amiga

Genre: First-person shooter, Adventure, Puzzle

Publisher: Mindscape

Bakutotsu Kijūtei

Platform: Arcade, Wii (Virtual Console)

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Namco

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