Saturday January 23, 1988

US date format: 1/23/1988, UK date format: 23/1/1988

It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on January 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 Mariana Coldebella and Calihan Cronin. 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 Earthlight or 19 Part One: Boot Camp.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Pie Day
  • The Saddest day of the year is January 23 according to a recent study completed by the Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales (a part of the Russell Group of British universities). [1]
  • Roman Catholic Church: Feast of Blessed Marianne of Molokai

Events

  • 45th Golden Globes: The Last Emperor, Sally Kirkland, Michael Douglas.
  • Experimental airplane Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, complete 1st nonstop, round-the-world flight without refueling lands
  • Bob Benoit bowls first 300-point game in a televised title match.
  • 62nd Australian Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Chris Evert (6-1, 7-6).

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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

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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

Days to next January 23

If January 23, 1988 is your birthday you're 32 years, 8 months, 3 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 28 days.
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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?

Famicom Tantei Club: Kieta Kōkeisha

Famicom Tantei Club: Kieta Kōkeisha

Platform: Family Computer Disk System, Game Boy Advance, Virtual Console

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Nintendo

Earthlight

Earthlight

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Firebird Software

19 Part One: Boot Camp

19 Part One: Boot Camp

Platform: Commodore 64 ZX Spectrum

Genre: Military education and training

Birdie Try

Birdie Try

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Data East

Akakage

Akakage

Platform: Famicom

Genre: Action

Publisher: Toei Animation


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