Monday October 17, 1988

US date format: 10/17/1988, UK date format: 17/10/1988

It was Monday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 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 Yuko Oshima and Nikki Flores. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Groovy Kind Of Love by Phil Collins. In UK One Moment In Time by Whitney Houston was in the top 5 hits. Red Scorpion, directed by Joseph Zito, 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 Starting from Scratch. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dive Bomber or Air Warrior II.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
  • United States - Black Poetry Day
  • UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
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Events

  • Lyndon LaRouche pleads innocent to fraud, conspiracy indictment
  • Phillip Morris announces US$11 billion tender offer for Kraft.
  • Dallas Green replaces Lou Pinella as manager of the New York Yankees.
  • 31 reported dead as Ugandan jetliner crashes in fog near Rome, Italy.

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Movies

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Red Scorpion

Red Scorpion

Directed by: Joseph Zito

Starring: Dolph Lundgren, M. Emmet Walsh, Al White, T.P. McKenna

Deadly Dreams

Deadly Dreams

Directed by: Kristine Peterson

Starring: Mitchell Anderson, Juliette Cummins, Xander Berkeley, Thom Babbes

Mystic Pizza

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

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

Headhunter

Headhunter

Directed by: Francis Schaeffer

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

Sport Games on October 17, 1988

Sport Games on October 17, 1988


NFL

American Football
  • Buffalo Bills - New York Jets : 37 - 14
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TV Series

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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

Luv Kush

Luv Kush

Directed by: Jay Sreesivan

Guns of Paradise

Guns of Paradise

Days to next October 17

If October 17, 1988 is your birthday you're 31 years, 11 months, 7 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 23 days.
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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 Silence Of The Lambs by Thomas Harris

The Silence Of The Lambs

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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

Tracks by Louise Erdrich

Tracks

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Set in North Dakota at a time in the past century when Indian tribes were struggling to keep what little remained of their lands, Tracks is a tale of passion and

Till We Meet Again by Judith Krantz

Till We Meet Again

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Eve dared. . . Eve, with passion that overruled her total innocence, ran away from home to live in unrepentant sin; won stardom singing on the stage of the Parisian music

Landslide by Jane Mayer and Doyle McManus

Landslide

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This is an expose of the last four years of Ronald Reagan's presidency, which studies internal rivalries and dissension within the White House.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Eco

Eco

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST

Genre: Life simulation game

Publisher: Ocean Software

Dive Bomber

Dive Bomber

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Combat flight simulator

Publisher: U.S. Gold, Gremlin Graphics

Impossible Mission II

Impossible Mission II

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple IIe, Apple IIc, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, NES, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: Epyx

Air Warrior II

Air Warrior II

Platform: Windows, 3DO

Genre: Combat flight simulator

Publisher: Konami (Air Warrior SVGA) I-Magic (Air Warrior II) EA (AW:MV)

Hanjuku Hero

Hanjuku Hero

Platform: Famicom

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: Square


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