Wednesday August 17, 1988

US date format: 8/17/1988, UK date format: 17/8/1988

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 17, 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 Brady Corbet and Erika Toda. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Roll With It by Steve Winwood. In UK The Only Way Is Up by Yazz & The Plastic Population was in the top 5 hits. Betrayed, directed by Costa-Gavras, 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 First Impressions. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Last Armageddon or Exile XZR.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes

Events

  • LIRR says Penn station will get air conditioning in 1991
  • Republicans nominate George Bush for President
  • New York City first case of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (9-year-old Bronx boy).
  • Pakistani President Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq and U.S. Ambassador Arnold Raphel are killed in a plane crash.

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Movies

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Betrayed

Betrayed

Directed by: Costa-Gavras

Starring: Debra Winger, Tom Berenger, John Heard, Betsy Blair

Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers

Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers

Directed by: Michael A. Simpson

Starring: Pamela Springsteen, Renée Estevez, Tony Higgins, Valerie Hartman

Hero and the Terror

Hero and the Terror

Directed by: William Tannen

Starring: Chuck Norris, Brynn Thayer, Steve James, Jack O'Halloran

Crossing Delancey

Crossing Delancey

Directed by: Joan Micklin Silver

Starring: Amy Irving, Peter Riegert, Reizl Bozyk, Jeroen Krabbé

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

TV Series

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First Impressions

First Impressions

Directed by: Eric Shapiro

Luv Kush

Luv Kush

Directed by: Jay Sreesivan

Brainstorm

Brainstorm

Directed by: Douglas Trumbull

The Big Picture

The Big Picture

Directed by: Eric Lartigau

Later with Bob Costas

Later with Bob Costas

Days to next August 17

If August 17, 1988 is your birthday you're 32 years, 1 month, 13 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 18 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

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 .

Firefighters by Dennis Smith

Firefighters

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An unforgettable journey through the daily lives of the brave men and women who have made saving lives their profession.Dennis Smith, author of Report from Engine Co.

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.

To Be The Best by Barbara Taylor Bradford

To Be The Best

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Enthralling sequel to Barbara Taylor Bradford's universally loved novels, A Woman of Substance and Hold The Dream. Set in Yorkshire, Hong Kong and America, this remarkable contemporary novel continues the

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Arcade Volleyball

Arcade Volleyball

Platform: Commodore 64, Amiga

Genre: Sports

Publisher: COMPUTE! Publications, Inc.

Hot Chase

Hot Chase

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Driving

Cabal

Cabal

Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, C64, ZX Spectrum, DOS, NES

Genre: Cabal shooter

Publisher: Taito Fabtek

Last Armageddon

Last Armageddon

Platform: NEC PC-8801 MSX Sharp X68000 PC Engine CD-ROM²[3] Family Computer[1] DOS FM Towns

Genre: Role-playing game[1]

Publisher: Yutaka[1] (Famicom)

Exile XZR

Exile XZR

Platform: PC-8801 MSX2, PC-9801, X1 turbo, TurboGrafx-16, Genesis

Genre: Action role-playing game

Publisher: Telenet, Working Designs, Renovation Products

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 17, 1988?

On August 17, 1988 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is August 17, 1988?

On August 17, 1988 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on August 17, 1988?

On August 17, 1988 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 17, 1988?

On August 17, 1988 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 17, 1988?

On August 17, 1988 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 17, 1988?

On August 17, 1988 several famous people were born including, Brady Corbet, Erika Toda, Bianca Collins.

Which famous people died on August 17, 1988?

Famous people died on August 17, 1988 include, Victoria Shaw, Mohammad Zia Ul-Haq, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jr.

What was the number one song in August 17, 1988?

The number one song in the week of August 17, 1988 was Roll With It by Steve Winwood in US and The Only Way Is Up by Yazz & The Plastic Population in UK.

What were the top hits on August 17, 1988?

The top hits on August 17, 1988 were Roll With It by Steve Winwood, Monkey by George Michael, 1-2-3 by Gloria Estefan in US and The Only Way Is Up by Yazz & The Plastic Population, The Loco-Motion by Kylie Minogue, I Need You by BVSMP in UK.


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