Friday September 16, 1988

US date format: 9/16/1988, UK date format: 16/9/1988

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 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 Prince Ea and Sarah Steele. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Sweet Child O' Mine by Guns N' Roses. In UK Groovy Kind Of Love by Phil Collins was in the top 5 hits. Spellbinder, directed by Janet Greek, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Senatorial Privilege by Leo Damore was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Scruples. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Airwolf or Final Fantasy II.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Mexico - Independence Day (from Spain; proclaimed 1810, recognised 1821, instituted 1825; See Fiestas Patrias)
  • Also see September 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • RC Saints - Saint Cyprian, Pope Cornelius, Saint Ludmila
  • In ancient Greece, the third day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the initiates walked to the sea at Phaleron and purified themselves in the water.
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Events

  • Cin Reds Tom Browning pitches a perfect game, beats Dodgers, 1-0
  • Fish leaves rock group Marillion
  • Jury awards Valerie Harper $1.6 M in dispute over TV series
  • Tom Browning of the Cincinnati Reds pitches a perfect game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, in his 1-0 victory. Over three starts he retires 40 consecutive batters - one shy of a major league record.

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Movies

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Spellbinder

Spellbinder

Directed by: Janet Greek

Starring: Tim Daly, Kelly Preston, Rick Rossovich, Audra Lindley

Sweet Hearts Dance

Sweet Hearts Dance

Directed by: Robert Greenwald

Starring: Don Johnson, Susan Sarandon, Jeff Daniels, Elizabeth Perkins

Murder One

Murder One

Directed by: Graeme Campbell

Starring: Henry Thomas, James Wilder, Stephen Shellen, Errol Slue

Buster

Buster

Directed by: David Green

Starring: Phil Collins, Julie Walters, Larry Lamb, Stephanie Lawrence

Criminal Law

Criminal Law

Directed by: Martin Campbell

Starring: Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon, Tess Harper, Karen Young

TV Series

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Scruples

Scruples

Directed by: Alan J. Levi

First Impressions

First Impressions

Directed by: Eric Shapiro

Luv Kush

Luv Kush

Directed by: Jay Sreesivan

Encyclopedia

Encyclopedia

Starring: Ethyl Eichelberger, Jim Fyfe, Alyson Palmer, Faith Prince

Country: United States of America

Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Days to next September 16

If September 16, 1988 is your birthday you're 32 years, 14 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 17 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Senatorial Privilege by Leo Damore

Senatorial Privilege

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More than two decades have passed since a car driven by Senator Edward Kennedy plunged off Dike Bridge on Chappaquiddick killing former staffer Mary Jo Kopechne.

The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher

The Shell Seekers

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3 stories

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.

Transformation by Whitley Strieber

Transformation

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The author of Communion has seen a new vision of this magnificent, mysterious, and fiercely alive universe through the shattering effects of an assault from the unknown.

Capote by Gerald Clarke

Capote

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An American original, Truman Capote was one of the best writers of his generation, a superb and almost matchless stylist. His short stories made him a literary celebrity while still in

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Hot Chase

Hot Chase

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Driving

Airwolf

Airwolf

Platform: Arcade, Famicom, NES

Genre: Action / Shooter / Simulator

Publisher: Kyugo (Arcade, Famicom) Acclaim (NES)

Konami Wai Wai World

Konami Wai Wai World

Platform: Family Computer Mobile Phones

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Konami

Chase H.Q.

Chase H.Q.

Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, FM Towns, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Gear, MSX, Master System, Genesis, X68000, Super NES, Famicom, TurboGrafx-16, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Racing, Vehicular combat

Publisher: Taito

Final Fantasy II

Final Fantasy II

Platform: WonderSwan Color PlayStation Game Boy Advance PlayStation Portable iOS Android; WonderSwan Color; PlayStation; Game Boy Advance; PlayStation Portable; iOS; Android

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: Square

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On September 16, 1988 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is September 16, 1988?

On September 16, 1988 the zodiac sign was Virgo.

Who was the US President on September 16, 1988?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on September 16, 1988?

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

Which famous people are born on September 16, 1988?

On September 16, 1988 several famous people were born including, Prince Ea, Sarah Steele, Teddy Geiger.

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

The number one song in the week of September 16, 1988 was Sweet Child O' Mine by Guns N' Roses in US and Groovy Kind Of Love by Phil Collins in UK.

What were the top hits on September 16, 1988?

The top hits on September 16, 1988 were Sweet Child O' Mine by Guns N' Roses, Simply Irresistible by Robert Palmer, Perfect World by Huey Lewis & The News in US and Groovy Kind Of Love by Phil Collins, He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother by The Hollies, Teardrops by Womack & Womack in UK.


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