Thursday November 17, 1988

US date format: 11/17/1988, UK date format: 17/11/1988

It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on November 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 Justin Cooper and Eric Nam. In that special week of November people in US were listening to Bad Medicine by Bon Jovi. In UK First Time by Robin Beck was in the top 5 hits. Full Moon in Blue Water, directed by Peter Masterson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while The First Salute by Barbara W. Tuchman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Bottom Line. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Haunted Castle or Fire King.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Slovakia - Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day commemorating the beginning of the Velvet Revolution in 1989.
  • Life Day
  • International Students Day
  • R.C. Saints - Elisabeth of Hungary; Gregory of Tours; Hilda of Whitby; Hugh of Lincoln
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Events

  • Linda Petursdottir of Iceland, 18, crowned 38th Miss World

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Movies

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Full Moon in Blue Water

Full Moon in Blue Water

Directed by: Peter Masterson

Starring: Gene Hackman, Teri Garr, Burgess Meredith, Elias Koteas

Cocoon: The Return

Cocoon: The Return

Directed by: Daniel Petrie

Starring: Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Courteney Cox, Hume Cronyn

The Stay Awake

The Stay Awake

Directed by: John Bernard

Starring: Shirley Jane Harris, Tanya Gordon, Jayne Hutton, Heath Porter

The Land Before Time

The Land Before Time

Directed by: Don Bluth

Starring: Pat Hingle, Gabriel Damon, Judith Barsi, Helen Shaver

Country: United States of America

Scrooged

Scrooged

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe, John Glover

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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The Bottom Line

The Bottom Line

Directed by: Tom Rulon

Starting from Scratch

Starting from Scratch

Directed by: James Huang

Scruples

Scruples

Directed by: Alan J. Levi

First Impressions

First Impressions

Directed by: Eric Shapiro

Mystery Science Theater 3000

Mystery Science Theater 3000

Written by:

Starring: Kevin Murphy, Trace Beaulieu, Jim Mallon, Michael J. Nelson

Country: United States of America

Days to next November 17

If November 17, 1988 is your birthday you're 31 years, 10 months, 9 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 22 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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.

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.

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 .

The Ragman'S Son by Kirk Douglas

The Ragman'S Son

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Charts the rise of Kirk Douglas, son of an illiterate Russian-Jewish ragman. This book tells of a childhood of poverty and the father whose presence had a profound effect on his

The Last Lion by William Manchester

The Last Lion

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Spanning the years 1940 to 1965, The Last Lion: Defender of the Realm begins shortly after Winston Churchill became prime minister—when Great Britain stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Haunted Castle

Haunted Castle

Platform: Arcade, PlayStation 2

Genre: Platforming

Publisher: Konami

F-1 Dream

F-1 Dream

Platform: Arcade PC Engine

Genre: Formula One racing

Publisher: Capcom (AC) NEC Avenue (PCE)

Legend of Makai

Legend of Makai

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Platform game

Godzilla: Monster of Monsters!

Godzilla: Monster of Monsters!

Platform: NES

Genre: Action

Publisher: Toho

Fire King

Fire King

Platform: Commodore 64, Commodore 128, DOS

Genre: Action Role-playing video game

Publisher: Electronic Arts


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