Saturday April 23, 1988

US date format: 4/23/1988, UK date format: 23/4/1988

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on April 23, 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 Alistair Brownlee and Molly Burnett. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Where Do Broken Hearts Go by Whitney Houston. In UK Heart by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits. Iguana, directed by Monte Hellman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Oscar Wilde by Richard Ellmann 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 Bases Loaded II: Second Season or Final Blow.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Gerard (d.1138)
  • UNESCO International Day of the Book in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
  • Turkey - National Sovereignty and Children's Day (1920)
  • Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2007: (the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar).
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Events

  • Karolina Szabo runs female world record 25km (1:29:30)/30km (1:47:06).
  • US Federal smoking ban begins during domestic airline flights of two hours or less.
  • A Greek pedals self-powered aircraft 74 miles.

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Movies

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Iguana

Iguana

Directed by: Monte Hellman

Starring: Everett McGill, Michael Bradford, Roger Kendall, Robert Case

Sunset

Sunset

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Bruce Willis, James Garner, Malcolm McDowell, Mariel Hemingway

Two Moon Junction

Two Moon Junction

Directed by: Zalman King

Starring: Sherilyn Fenn, Richard Tyson, Louise Fletcher, Burl Ives

Country: United States of America

Permanent Record

Permanent Record

Directed by: Marisa Silver

Starring: Alan Boyce, Keanu Reeves, Pamela Gidley, Michael Elgart

Stormy Monday

Stormy Monday

Directed by: Mike Figgis

Starring: Melanie Griffith, Tommy Lee Jones, Sting, Sean Bean

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

China Beach

China Beach

Dirty Dozen: The Series

Dirty Dozen: The Series

Days to next April 23

If April 23, 1988 is your birthday you're 32 years, 5 months, 6 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 25 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Oscar Wilde by Richard Ellmann

Oscar Wilde

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The biography sensitive to the tragic pattern of the story of a great subject: Oscar Wilde - psychologically and sexually complicated, enormously quotable, central to a alluring cultural world and someone

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

Citizen Cohn by Nicholas von Hoffman

Citizen Cohn

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Citizen Cohn

Unforgettable Fire by Eamon Dunphy

Unforgettable Fire

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U2 has always been a band shrouded in mystery. Now, for the first time ever, comes a painstakingly detailed and honest account of the remarkable band from Ireland whose political, spiritual

The Power Game by Hedrick Smith

The Power Game

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Pulitzer Prize winner Hedrick Smith goes inside America's power center in Washington, DC to reveal how the game of governing was played in the 1980s.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Bases Loaded II: Second Season

Bases Loaded II: Second Season

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Jaleco

Final Blow

Final Blow

Platform: Arcade, Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Taito

Freedom Force

Freedom Force

Platform: NES,[1] Nintendo Vs. System

Genre: Light gun shooter action

Publisher: Sun Corporation of America

Alien Crush

Alien Crush

Platform: TurboGrafx-16, PlayStation Network, Virtual Console

Genre: Pinball

Publisher: NEC

Double Dragon II: The Revenge

Double Dragon II: The Revenge

Platform: Arcade, Mega Drive, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Amiga, IBM PC, iOS, Android

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Technōs Japan

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on April 23, 1988?

On April 23, 1988 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is April 23, 1988?

On April 23, 1988 the zodiac sign was Taurus.

Who was the US President on April 23, 1988?

On April 23, 1988 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on April 23, 1988?

On April 23, 1988 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on April 23, 1988?

On April 23, 1988 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on April 23, 1988?

On April 23, 1988 several famous people were born including, Alistair Brownlee, Victor Anichebe, Molly Burnett.

Which famous people died on April 23, 1988?

Famous people died on April 23, 1988 include, Michael Arthur.

What was the number one song in April 23, 1988?

The number one song in the week of April 23, 1988 was Where Do Broken Hearts Go by Whitney Houston in US and Heart by Pet Shop Boys in UK.

What were the top hits on April 23, 1988?

The top hits on April 23, 1988 were Where Do Broken Hearts Go by Whitney Houston, Devil Inside by INXS, Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car by Billy Ocean in US and Heart by Pet Shop Boys, Drop The Boy by Bros, Love Changes (Everything) by Climie Fisher in UK.


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