Sunday March 20, 1988

US date format: 3/20/1988, UK date format: 20/3/1988

It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 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 Louie Vito and Danny Garcia. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley. In UK I Should Be So Lucky by Kylie Minogue was in the top 5 hits. Biloxi Blues, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Emperor Of The Air by Ethan Canin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Der Geisterwald oder Des Raben Rache. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Fusion or Hot Rod.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Feast of St. Cuthbert, patron saint of Northumbria (died 704)
  • Saint Alexandra
  • Saint Herbert (died 687)
  • Canberra Day
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Events

  • Mike Tyson knocks out Tony Tubbs in two rounds for heavyweight boxing title.
  • Laura Davies wins Circle K LPGA Tucson Golf Open.
  • Gil Evans, Canadian/US jazz composer (Out of the Cool), dies at age 75.
  • Eritrean War of Independence: Having defeated the Nadew Command, the Eritrean People's Liberation Front enters the town of Afabet, victoriously concluding the Battle of Afabet.

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Movies

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Biloxi Blues

Biloxi Blues

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Christopher Walken, Matt Mulhern, Corey Parker

A New Life

A New Life

Directed by: Alan Alda

Starring: Alan Alda, Ann-Margret, Hal Linden, Veronica Hamel

Johnny Be Good

Johnny Be Good

Directed by: Bud S. Smith

Starring: Anthony Michael Hall, Robert Downey Jr., Paul Gleason, Uma Thurman

Dominick and Eugene

Dominick and Eugene

Directed by: Robert M. Young

Starring: Tom Hulce, Ray Liotta, Jamie Lee Curtis, Robert Levine

Tiger on Beat

Tiger on Beat

Directed by: Chia-Liang Liu

Starring: Yun-Fat Chow, Nina Li Chi, Conan Lee, Norman Chu

TV Series

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Der Geisterwald oder Des Raben Rache

Der Geisterwald oder Des Raben Rache

Red Dwarf

Red Dwarf

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Starring: Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Chris Barrie, Robert Llewellyn

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Adventures Beyond Belief

Adventures Beyond Belief

Directed by: Marcus Tompson

Heartbeat

Heartbeat

Das literarische Quartett

Das literarische Quartett

Days to next March 20

If March 20, 1988 is your birthday you're 32 years, 6 months, 2 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 26 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Emperor Of The Air by Ethan Canin

Emperor Of The Air

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EMPEROR OF THE AIR "explores tricky family relationships and tender moments of self-discovery with a voice of compassion rarely found in contemporary short fiction" (San Francisco Chronicle).

The Rise And Fall Of The Great Powers by Paul Kennedy

The Rise And Fall Of The Great Powers

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About national and international power in the "modern" or Post Renaissance period. Explains how the various powers have risen and fallen over the 5 centuries since the formation of the "new

The Cat Who Came For Christmas by Cleveland Amory

The Cat Who Came For Christmas

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'Twas the night before Christmas when a bedraggled white feline enters the heart--and home--of Cleveland Amory. To say it is a friendly takeover is an understatement.

The Great Depression Of 1990 by Ravi Batra

The Great Depression Of 1990

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From Jacket Flap: Startling in its revelations, bold in its predictions, and overwhelmingly convincing in the evidence it offers, "The Great Depression of 1990" demonstrates that we are headed toward an

Detour by Cheryl Crane with Cliff Jahr

Detour

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Detour - A Hollywood Tragedy: My Life with Lana Turner, My Mother

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Fusion

Fusion

Platform: Atari ST, Amiga

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Heavy Unit

Heavy Unit

Platform: Arcade, PC Engine, Sega Mega Drive

Genre: Horizontal Scrolling Shooter

Publisher: Taito

Armalyte

Armalyte

Platform: C64 Amiga Atari ST

Genre: Shoot'em up

Publisher: Thalamus Ltd

Hot Rod

Hot Rod

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

Genre: Racing game

Publisher: Sega (Arcade) Activision (computers)

5th Gear

5th Gear

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64

Genre: Driving game

Publisher: Hewson Consultants


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