Friday December 23, 1988

US date format: 12/23/1988, UK date format: 23/12/1988

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 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 Yuka Kashino and Tony Ramoin. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Every Rose Has Its Thorn by Poison. In UK Mistletoe And Wine by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Touch of Death, directed by Lucio Fulci, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while The Last Lion by William Manchester was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Fauji. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gain Ground or Ebonstar.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Festivus (from sitcom Seinfeld)
  • Oaxaca - Night of the Radishes
  • Secular humanism (American) - HumanLight observed
  • R.C. Saints - John Cantius ; Thorlac Thorhallsson, patron saint of Iceland
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Movies

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Touch of Death

Touch of Death

Directed by: Lucio Fulci

Starring: Brett Halsey, Ria De Simone, Al Cliver, Sacha Darwin

Robo Vampire

Robo Vampire

Directed by: Godfrey Ho

Starring: Robin Mackay, Nian Watts, Harry Myles, Joe Browne

Working Girl

Working Girl

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, Alec Baldwin

Country: United States of America

Beaches

Beaches

Directed by: Garry Marshall

Starring: Bette Midler, Barbara Hershey, John Heard, Spalding Gray

Country: United States of America

The Boost

The Boost

Directed by: Harold Becker

Starring: James Woods, Sean Young, John Kapelos, Steven Hill

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Fauji

Fauji

Directed by: Col. Kapoor

Starring: Shah Rukh Khan

Country: India

The Bottom Line

The Bottom Line

Directed by: Tom Rulon

Starting from Scratch

Starting from Scratch

Directed by: James Huang

Bharat Ek Khoj

Bharat Ek Khoj

Starring: Piyush Mishra, Irrfan Khan

Country: India

You Rang, M'Lord?

You Rang, M'Lord?

Starring: Paul Shane, Jeffrey Holland, Su Pollard, Donald Hewlett

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Days to next December 23

If December 23, 1988 is your birthday you're 31 years, 9 months, 6 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 24 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Last Lion by William Manchester

The Last Lion

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Spanning the years 1940 to 1965, The Last Lion: Defender of the Realm begins shortly after Winston Churchill became prime minister—when Great Britain stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi

Dear Mili by Wilhelm Grimm

Dear Mili

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On September 28, 1983, the discovery of a previously unknown tale by Wilhelm Grimm was reported on the front page of The New York Times.

The Sands Of Time by Sidney Sheldon

The Sands Of Time

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Spain. A land of eternal passion and unceasing bloodshed. From the vengeance of a pitiless tyrant, four women flee the sacred, once-safe walls of a convent: LUCIA, the proud survivor harboring a murderous secret from the savage clan wars of …

Child Star by Shirley Temple Black

Child Star

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Shirley Temple. She was a curly-topped moppet with a saucy grin that lit up the screen and an irrepressible spirit that won America's heart.

All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum

All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten

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Twenty-five years ago, Robert Fulghum published a simple credo—a credo that became the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Deja Vu II: Lost in Las Vegas

Deja Vu II: Lost in Las Vegas

Platform: Apple IIGS, Macintosh; Atari ST, CD-i, Commodore Amiga, Game Boy Color, PC, Pocket PC

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Mindscape

Gain Ground

Gain Ground

Platform: Sega System 24, Sega Master System, Mega Drive/Genesis, TurboGrafx-16 CD

Genre: Action game, strategy video game, real-time tactical shooter

Publisher: Sega

King of Kings

King of Kings

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Turn-based strategy wargame

Publisher: Namco

Battlehawks 1942

Battlehawks 1942

Platform: MS-DOS, Amiga, Atari ST

Genre: Flight simulation

Publisher: Lucasfilm Games

Ebonstar

Ebonstar

Platform: Amiga

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: MicroIllusions

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On December 23, 1988 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is December 23, 1988?

On December 23, 1988 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.

Who was the US President on December 23, 1988?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on December 23, 1988?

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

Which famous people are born on December 23, 1988?

On December 23, 1988 several famous people were born including, Yuka Kashino, Tony Ramoin, Eliana Ramos.

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

The number one song in the week of December 23, 1988 was Every Rose Has Its Thorn by Poison in US and Mistletoe And Wine by Cliff Richard in UK.

What were the top hits on December 23, 1988?

The top hits on December 23, 1988 were Every Rose Has Its Thorn by Poison, My Prerogative by Bobby Brown, Look Away by Chicago in US and Mistletoe And Wine by Cliff Richard, Especially For You by Kylie & Jason, Cat Among The Pigeons / Silent Night by Bros in UK.


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