Wednesday July 20, 1988

US date format: 7/20/1988, UK date format: 20/7/1988

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 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 Julianne Hough and Julianne Hough American ballroom dancer. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Hold On To The Nights by Richard Marx. In UK Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You by Glenn Medeiros was in the top 5 hits. Monkey Shines, directed by George A. Romero, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Prelude To Foundation by Isaac Asimov was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Luv Kush. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Madden NFL or Demon's Winter.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Jerome Aemiliani
  • St. Rufina
  • St. Flavian
  • St. Justa
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Events

  • Michael Dukakis selected Democratic presidential nominee
  • The Democratic National Convention in Atlanta, Georgia nominates Michael Dukakis for U.S. President and Lloyd Bentsen for Vice President.

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Movies

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Monkey Shines

Monkey Shines

Directed by: George A. Romero

Starring: Jason Beghe, John Pankow, Kate McNeil, Joyce Van Patten

Cocktail

Cocktail

Directed by: Roger Donaldson

Starring: Tom Cruise, Bryan Brown, Elisabeth Shue, Lisa Banes

Country: United States of America

Deadly Stranger

Deadly Stranger

Directed by: Max Kleven

Starring: Darlanne Fluegel, Michael J. Moore, John Vernon, Taylor Lacher

Saturday Night Out

Saturday Night Out

Directed by: Robert Hartford-Davis

Starring: Heather Sears, John Bonney, Bernard Lee, Erika Remberg

Mr. North

Mr. North

Directed by: Danny Huston

Starring: Anthony Edwards, Robert Mitchum, Lauren Bacall, Harry Dean Stanton

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TV Series

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Luv Kush

Luv Kush

Directed by: Jay Sreesivan

Brainstorm

Brainstorm

Directed by: Douglas Trumbull

The Big Picture

The Big Picture

Directed by: Eric Lartigau

Vecernja zvona

Vecernja zvona

Os Homens da Segurança

Os Homens da Segurança

Days to next July 20

If July 20, 1988 is your birthday you're 32 years, 2 months, 11 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 19 days.
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Books

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Freaky Deaky by Elmore Leonard

Freaky Deaky

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“Wonderfully wicked…a nonstop, pedal-to-the-metal romp.” —Chicago TribuneOver-the-hill former counter-culture SDS revolutionaries decide to turn bomb-making—and detonating—from a political statement to a profitable enterprise in the master Elmore Leonard’s electrifying and explosively

To Be The Best by Barbara Taylor Bradford

To Be The Best

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Enthralling sequel to Barbara Taylor Bradford's universally loved novels, A Woman of Substance and Hold The Dream. Set in Yorkshire, Hong Kong and America, this remarkable contemporary novel continues the

Picasso by Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffington

Picasso

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[Audiobook CASSETTE Library Edition in vinyl case.] [Read by Nadia May] This landmark biography penetrates the barriers of legend to bring to full and intimate life a man whose burning passions--for

The Icarus Agenda by Robert Ludlum

The Icarus Agenda

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Colorado Congressman Evan Kendrick is trying to live out his term quietly when a political mole reveals his deepest secret: Kendrick was the anonymous hero who freed the hostages held by Arab terrorists in the American embassy in Masqat, and …

A Brief History Of Time by Stephen W. Hawking

A Brief History Of Time

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Stephen Hawking has earned a reputation as the most brilliant theoretical physicist since Einstein. In this landmark volume, Professor Hawking shares his blazing intellect with nonscientists everywhere, guiding us expertly to

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Beach Buggy Simulator

Beach Buggy Simulator

Platform: ZX Spectrum Commodore 64 Amstrad CPC

Genre: Driving, Shooting

Publisher: Silverbird

Kaijū Monogatari

Kaijū Monogatari

Platform: NES

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Namco

Madden NFL

Madden NFL

Platform: Apple II, Amiga, Macintosh, SNES, Sega Genesis, Game Gear, 3DO, Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube, Wii, Wii U, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Windows PC, Mac OS X, DOS, PlayStat

Genre: American football video game

Publisher: EA Sports

Ebonstar

Ebonstar

Platform: Amiga

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: MicroIllusions

Demon's Winter

Demon's Winter

Platform: Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On July 20, 1988 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is July 20, 1988?

On July 20, 1988 the zodiac sign was Cancer.

Who was the US President on July 20, 1988?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on July 20, 1988?

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

Which famous people are born on July 20, 1988?

On July 20, 1988 several famous people were born including, Julianne Hough, Julianne Hough American ballroom dancer, Damian Sanders.

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

The number one song in the week of July 20, 1988 was Hold On To The Nights by Richard Marx in US and Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You by Glenn Medeiros in UK.

What were the top hits on July 20, 1988?

The top hits on July 20, 1988 were Hold On To The Nights by Richard Marx, Pour Some Sugar On Me by Def Leppard, New Sensation by INXS in US and Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You by Glenn Medeiros, The Twist (Yo, Twist) by The Fat Boys With Chubby Checker, Push It / Tramp by Salt-N-Pepa in UK.


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