Friday January 22, 1988

US date format: 1/22/1988, UK date format: 22/1/1988

It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on January 22, 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 Anais Mali and Eline De Munck. In that special week of January people in US were listening to The Way You Make Me Feel by Michael Jackson. In UK Heaven Is A Place On Earth by Belinda Carlisle was in the top 5 hits. Tapeheads, directed by Bill Fishman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Winters' Tales by Jonathan Winters was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Finders Keepers. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Last Ninja 2: Back with a Vengeance or Godzilla: Monster of Monsters!.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • New Zealand - Wellington Anniversary.
  • Catholicism - Feast day of St. Vincent.

Events

  • Mike Tyson TKOs Larry Holmes in four rounds for heavyweight boxing title.

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Movies

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Tapeheads

Tapeheads

Directed by: Bill Fishman

Starring: John Cusack, Tim Robbins, Mary Crosby, Clu Gulager

You Can't Hurry Love

You Can't Hurry Love

Directed by: Richard Martini

Starring: David Packer, Scott McGinnis, David Leisure, Anthony Geary

Cry Freedom

Cry Freedom

Directed by: Richard Attenborough

Starring: Denzel Washington, Kevin Kline, Josette Simon, Wabei Siyolwe

Less Than Zero

Less Than Zero

Directed by: Marek Kanievska

Starring: Andrew McCarthy, Jami Gertz, Robert Downey Jr., James Spader

Country: United States of America

Deadly Prey

Deadly Prey

Directed by: David A. Prior

Starring: Cameron Mitchell, Troy Donahue, Ted Prior, Fritz Matthews

TV Series

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Finders Keepers

Finders Keepers

Directed by: Bryan Carberry

World Ninja War Jiraiya

World Ninja War Jiraiya

Starring: Dorothée

Country: Japan

The Management

The Management

Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill

Viaje con nosotros

Viaje con nosotros

Magazine Covers

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Books

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Winters' Tales by Jonathan Winters

Winters' Tales

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The most original and influential comic mind of our generation gives us a rollicking tour of his expansive imagination. Alongside the hilarity are intimate, revealing, and poignant recollections of childhood`s pains

Beloved by Toni Morrison

Beloved

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Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby.

Leaving Home by Garrison Keillor

Leaving Home

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In the first collection of Lake Wobegon monologues, Keillor tells readers more about some of the people from Lake Wobegon Days and introduces some new faces.

Heaven And Hell by John Jakes

Heaven And Hell

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The bestselling saga that has sold more than 5 million copies.The books that inspired the smash-hit television miniseries.Beautifully repackaged for the Dutton hardcover release of On Secret Service--John Jakes's long-awaited return

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Jordan vs. Bird: One on One

Jordan vs. Bird: One on One

Platform: Commodore 64, MS-DOS, Game Boy, Mega Drive/Genesis, NES

Genre: Sports (Basketball)

Publisher: Electronic Arts Milton Bradley (NES)

Last Ninja 2: Back with a Vengeance

Last Ninja 2: Back with a Vengeance

Platform: Last Ninja 2: 1988: Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC 1989: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, 1990: Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, NES (as The Last Ninja) 2008: Virtual Console Last Ninja Remix: 1990: Commodore

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Activision Ubi Soft (10 Megahits Vol. 3) Ocean Software (100% Dynamite) Jaleco

The Final Round

The Final Round

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports (boxing)

Amiga Soccer

Amiga Soccer

Genre: Sports

Godzilla: Monster of Monsters!

Godzilla: Monster of Monsters!

Platform: NES

Genre: Action

Publisher: Toho


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