Sunday December 18, 1988

US date format: 12/18/1988, UK date format: 18/12/1988

It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 18, 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 Lizzie Armitstead and Seth Doege. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Look Away by Chicago. In UK Mistletoe And Wine by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Working Girl, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while The Sands Of Time by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Bottom Line. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Blasted or The Colony.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Roman festivals - Feast of Epona (during Saturnalia)
  • R.C. Saints - Gatianus of Tours
  • Also see December 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Niger - Republic Day (autonomous in 1958)
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Events

  • Seattle Seahawks win their first ever division title with 9-7 record.
  • 5th meeting of San Francisco Giants-New York Jets, Jets win and eliminate Giants from playoffs.

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Movies

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Working Girl

Working Girl

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, Alec Baldwin

Country: United States of America

Beaches

Beaches

Directed by: Garry Marshall

Starring: Bette Midler, Barbara Hershey, John Heard, Spalding Gray

Country: United States of America

The Boost

The Boost

Directed by: Harold Becker

Starring: James Woods, Sean Young, John Kapelos, Steven Hill

The Dark Side of the Sun

The Dark Side of the Sun

Directed by: Bozidar 'Bota' Nikolic

Starring: Guy Boyd, Brad Pitt, Cheryl Pollak, Constantin Nitchoff

Rain Man

Rain Man

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino, Gerald R. Molen

Country: United States of America

Sport Games on December 18, 1988

Sport Games on December 18, 1988


NFL

American Football
  • Atlanta Falcons - New Orleans Saints : 9 - 10
  • Buffalo Bills - Indianapolis Colts : 14 - 17
  • Detroit Lions - Tampa Bay Buccaneers : 10 - 21
  • Green Bay Packers - Phoenix Cardinals : 26 - 17
  • Houston Oilers - Cleveland Browns : 23 - 28
See all American Football game results of December 18, 1988

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

Legend of the Galactic Heroes

Legend of the Galactic Heroes

Starring: Tesshô Genda, Jôji Nakata, Shô Hayami, Ryûsei Nakao

Country: Japan

Supersense

Supersense

Rab C. Nesbitt

Rab C. Nesbitt

Days to next December 18

If December 18, 1988 is your birthday you're 31 years, 9 months, 3 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 27 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Sands Of Time by Sidney Sheldon

The Sands Of Time

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Spain. A land of eternal passion and unceasing bloodshed. From the vengeance of a pitiless tyrant, four women flee the sacred, once-safe walls of a convent: LUCIA, the proud survivor harboring a murderous secret from the savage clan wars of …

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.

The Cardinal Of The Kremlin by Tom Clancy

The Cardinal Of The Kremlin

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Two men possess vital data on Russia’s Star Wars missile defense system. One of them is CARDINAL—America's highest agent in the Kremlin—and he's about to be terminated by the KGB.

Anything For Billy by Larry McMurtry

Anything For Billy

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The first time I saw Billy he came walking out of a cloud....Welcome to the wild, hot-blooded adventures of Billy the Kid, the American West's most legendary outlaw.

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?

Ataxx

Ataxx

Platform: Arcade

Publisher: Capcom The Leland Corporation

Blasted

Blasted

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Bally Midway

Emlyn Hughes International Soccer

Emlyn Hughes International Soccer

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

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Audiogenic Software Ltd.

Jaseiken Necromancer

Jaseiken Necromancer

Platform: PC Engine, Mobile phone, Virtual Console, PlayStation Network

Genre: Action/role-playing video game

Publisher: Hudson Soft

The Colony

The Colony

Platform: Macintosh, DOS, Amiga

Genre: First-person shooter, Adventure, Puzzle

Publisher: Mindscape


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