Friday November 18, 1988

US date format: 11/18/1988, UK date format: 18/11/1988

It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on November 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 Max Buskohl and Marie-Josée Ta Lou. 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 F/A-18 Interceptor or Fire King.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Latvia - Independence Day (1918)
  • Also see November 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • R.C. Saints - Dedication of the Basilicas of Saints Peter and Paul ; Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne ; also St Mawes, St Odo of Cluny, St Romanus of Antioch
  • Venezuela - Feast of the Virgen de Chiquinquir�, also known as la Chinita, in the western state of Zulia
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Events

  • Canadian federal election, 1988: Brian Mulroney and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada win a second majority government.
  • Ted Turner officially buys Jim Crockett Promotions, known as NWA Crockett, and turns it into World Championship Wrestling (WCW).

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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

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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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

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

Country: United States of America

Days to next November 18

If November 18, 1988 is your birthday you're 31 years, 10 months, 11 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 20 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?

F/A-18 Interceptor

F/A-18 Interceptor

Platform: Amiga

Genre: Flight sim

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Fire King

Fire King

Platform: Commodore 64, Commodore 128, DOS

Genre: Action Role-playing video game

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Goal!

Goal!

Platform: NES Game Boy

Genre: Traditional soccer simulation

Publisher: Jaleco

Knight Rider

Knight Rider

Platform: NES/Family Computer

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Acclaim

Forgotten Worlds

Forgotten Worlds

Platform: Arcade, Mega Drive/Genesis, Amiga, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Master System, TurboGrafx-16

Genre: Horizontal scrolling shooter

Publisher: Capcom

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on November 18, 1988?

On November 18, 1988 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is November 18, 1988?

On November 18, 1988 the zodiac sign was Scorpio.

Who was the US President on November 18, 1988?

On November 18, 1988 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on November 18, 1988?

On November 18, 1988 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on November 18, 1988?

On November 18, 1988 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on November 18, 1988?

On November 18, 1988 several famous people were born including, Max Buskohl, Marie-Josée Ta Lou, Montanna Thompson.

What was the number one song in November 18, 1988?

The number one song in the week of November 18, 1988 was Bad Medicine by Bon Jovi in US and First Time by Robin Beck in UK.

What were the top hits on November 18, 1988?

The top hits on November 18, 1988 were Bad Medicine by Bon Jovi, Wild, Wild West by The Escape Club, The Loco-Motion by Kylie Minogue in US and First Time by Robin Beck, Orinoco Flow by Enya, Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi by Kylie Minogue in UK.


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