Friday October 21, 1988

US date format: 10/21/1988, UK date format: 21/10/1988

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 21, 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 Mark Rendall and Cyrus Barrone. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Groovy Kind Of Love by Phil Collins. In UK One Moment In Time by Whitney Houston was in the top 5 hits. Red Scorpion, directed by Joseph Zito, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Senatorial Privilege by Leo Damore was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Starting from Scratch. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Atomic Robo-Kid or Bomber Raid.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • R.C. saints - Saint Ursula and her 11 (or 11000) virgins; Saint Hilarion
  • Republic of China - Overseas Chinese Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Tonneau (Barrel) Day, thirtieth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • In the comic novel Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, the Earth was born on this day in 4004 BC, within a quarter of an hour of 9 in the morning. This was supposedly because God liked to get things over with early.
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Events

  • Boston Celtics beat Yugoslavia 113-85 in Madrid, Spain.
  • Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos indicted on racketeering charges.

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Movies

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Red Scorpion

Red Scorpion

Directed by: Joseph Zito

Starring: Dolph Lundgren, M. Emmet Walsh, Al White, T.P. McKenna

Deadly Dreams

Deadly Dreams

Directed by: Kristine Peterson

Starring: Mitchell Anderson, Juliette Cummins, Xander Berkeley, Thom Babbes

Mystic Pizza

Mystic Pizza

Directed by: Donald Petrie

Starring: Annabeth Gish, Julia Roberts, Lili Taylor, Vincent D'Onofrio

Country: United States of America

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

Directed by: Dwight H. Little

Starring: Donald Pleasence, Ellie Cornell, Danielle Harris, George P. Wilbur

Country: United States of America

Headhunter

Headhunter

Directed by: Francis Schaeffer

Starring: Kay Lenz, Wayne Crawford, Steve Kanaly, June Chadwick

TV Series

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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

Luv Kush

Luv Kush

Directed by: Jay Sreesivan

Guns of Paradise

Guns of Paradise

Days to next October 21

If October 21, 1988 is your birthday you're 31 years, 11 months, 6 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 24 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Senatorial Privilege by Leo Damore

Senatorial Privilege

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More than two decades have passed since a car driven by Senator Edward Kennedy plunged off Dike Bridge on Chappaquiddick killing former staffer Mary Jo Kopechne.

The Silence Of The Lambs by Thomas Harris

The Silence Of The Lambs

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As part of the search for a serial murderer nicknames "Buffalo Bill," FBI trainee Clarice Starling is given an assignment. She must visit a man confined to a high-security facility for

Tracks by Louise Erdrich

Tracks

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Set in North Dakota at a time in the past century when Indian tribes were struggling to keep what little remained of their lands, Tracks is a tale of passion and

Till We Meet Again by Judith Krantz

Till We Meet Again

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Eve dared. . . Eve, with passion that overruled her total innocence, ran away from home to live in unrepentant sin; won stardom singing on the stage of the Parisian music

Landslide by Jane Mayer and Doyle McManus

Landslide

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This is an expose of the last four years of Ronald Reagan's presidency, which studies internal rivalries and dissension within the White House.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Atomic Robo-Kid

Atomic Robo-Kid

Platform: Arcade, TurboGrafx-16, Mega Drive/Genesis, Commodore 64, Atari ST, Amiga, Sharp X68000

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: UPL, Treco (Mega Drive version only)

Apache 3

Apache 3

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Tatsumi (Japan) Data East (North America)

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

Fire King

Fire King

Platform: Commodore 64, Commodore 128, DOS

Genre: Action Role-playing video game

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Bomber Raid

Bomber Raid

Platform: Sega Master System

Genre: Vertical scrolling shooter

Publisher: JP Sega; NA Activision; EU Sega

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on October 21, 1988?

On October 21, 1988 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is October 21, 1988?

On October 21, 1988 the zodiac sign was Libra.

Who was the US President on October 21, 1988?

On October 21, 1988 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 21, 1988?

On October 21, 1988 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on October 21, 1988?

On October 21, 1988 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on October 21, 1988?

On October 21, 1988 several famous people were born including, Mark Rendall, Blanca Suarez, Cyrus Barrone.

What was the number one song in October 21, 1988?

The number one song in the week of October 21, 1988 was Groovy Kind Of Love by Phil Collins in US and One Moment In Time by Whitney Houston in UK.

What were the top hits on October 21, 1988?

The top hits on October 21, 1988 were Groovy Kind Of Love by Phil Collins, Red Red Wine '88 by UB40, What's On Your Mind (Pure Energy) by Information Society in US and One Moment In Time by Whitney Houston, Desire by U2, He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother by The Hollies in UK.


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