Tuesday December 20, 1988

US date format: 12/20/1988, UK date format: 20/12/1988

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 20, 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 Andres Bottiglieri Italian and Olivia Thai. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Every Rose Has Its Thorn by Poison. In UK Mistletoe And Wine by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Touch of Death, directed by Lucio Fulci, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Fauji. If you liked videogames you were probably playing King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella or Freedom Force.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • R.C. Saints - Saint Dominic of Silos
  • Also see December 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The first All Faiths Day was celebrated in 2003 in Canandaigua, New York.

Events

  • NBC signs lease to stay in New York City for 33 more years.
  • Premier Ranasinghe Premadasa elected President of Sri Lanka.

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Movies

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Touch of Death

Touch of Death

Directed by: Lucio Fulci

Starring: Brett Halsey, Ria De Simone, Al Cliver, Sacha Darwin

Robo Vampire

Robo Vampire

Directed by: Godfrey Ho

Starring: Robin Mackay, Nian Watts, Harry Myles, Joe Browne

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

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TV Series

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Fauji

Fauji

Directed by: Col. Kapoor

Starring: Shah Rukh Khan

Country: India

The Bottom Line

The Bottom Line

Directed by: Tom Rulon

Starting from Scratch

Starting from Scratch

Directed by: James Huang

Bharat Ek Khoj

Bharat Ek Khoj

Starring: Piyush Mishra, Irrfan Khan

Country: India

You Rang, M'Lord?

You Rang, M'Lord?

Starring: Paul Shane, Jeffrey Holland, Su Pollard, Donald Hewlett

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Days to next December 20

If December 20, 1988 is your birthday you're 31 years, 9 months, 11 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 19 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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

Dear Mili by Wilhelm Grimm

Dear Mili

By:

On September 28, 1983, the discovery of a previously unknown tale by Wilhelm Grimm was reported on the front page of The New York Times.

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 …

Child Star by Shirley Temple Black

Child Star

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Shirley Temple. She was a curly-topped moppet with a saucy grin that lit up the screen and an irrepressible spirit that won America's heart.

All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum

All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten

By:

Twenty-five years ago, Robert Fulghum published a simple credo—a credo that became the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Desert Commander

Desert Commander

Platform: NES/Family Computer

Genre: Historic turn-based strategy

Publisher: Kemco

King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella

King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella

Platform: MS-DOS, Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIGS, Atari ST

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: Sierra On-Line

Freedom Force

Freedom Force

Platform: NES,[1] Nintendo Vs. System

Genre: Light gun shooter action

Publisher: Sun Corporation of America

Battle Chess

Battle Chess

Platform: Amiga, 3DO Interactive Multiplayer, Acorn Archimedes, Amiga CD32, Amiga CDTV, Apple IIGS, Apple IIe, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, FM Towns, NES, Mac OS, NEC PC-9801, X68000, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Chess

Publisher: Interplay Entertainment

Fire King

Fire King

Platform: Commodore 64, Commodore 128, DOS

Genre: Action Role-playing video game

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 20, 1988?

On December 20, 1988 the day of the week was Tuesday.

What zodiac sign is December 20, 1988?

On December 20, 1988 the zodiac sign was Sagittarius.

Who was the US President on December 20, 1988?

On December 20, 1988 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 20, 1988?

On December 20, 1988 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on December 20, 1988?

On December 20, 1988 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on December 20, 1988?

On December 20, 1988 several famous people were born including, Andres Bottiglieri Italian, Olivia Thai, KSic Games.

Which famous people died on December 20, 1988?

Famous people died on December 20, 1988 include, Max Robinson, Alphonse Ouimet.

What was the number one song in December 20, 1988?

The number one song in the week of December 20, 1988 was Every Rose Has Its Thorn by Poison in US and Mistletoe And Wine by Cliff Richard in UK.

What were the top hits on December 20, 1988?

The top hits on December 20, 1988 were Every Rose Has Its Thorn by Poison, My Prerogative by Bobby Brown, Look Away by Chicago in US and Mistletoe And Wine by Cliff Richard, Especially For You by Kylie & Jason, Cat Among The Pigeons / Silent Night by Bros in UK.


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