Friday September 23, 1988

US date format: 9/23/1988, UK date format: 23/9/1988

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on September 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 Juan Martín del Potro and Juan Del Potro. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Don't Worry Be Happy (Edit) by Bobby McFerrin. In UK Groovy Kind Of Love by Phil Collins was in the top 5 hits. Cinema Paradiso, directed by Giuseppe Tornatore, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while A Thief Of Time by Tony Hillerman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Starting from Scratch. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Desert Commander or Impossible Mission II.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Adomnan of Iona, Saint Constantius, Saint Thecla.
  • French Republican Calendar - Safran (Saffron) Day, second day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Saudi Arabia - National Day (unification 1932)
  • Japanese Autumnal equinox Day (????/Sh?bun no hi)
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Events

  • Rosa Mota wins 2nd female olympic marathon (2:25:39)

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Movies

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Cinema Paradiso

Cinema Paradiso

Directed by: Giuseppe Tornatore

Starring: Philippe Noiret, Enzo Cannavale, Antonella Attili, Isa Danieli

Country: United States of America

Heathers

Heathers

Directed by: Michael Lehmann

Starring: Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, Shannen Doherty, Lisanne Falk

Country: United States of America

Apartment Zero

Apartment Zero

Directed by: Martin Donovan

Starring: Hart Bochner, Colin Firth, Dora Bryan, Liz Smith

Heartbreak Hotel

Heartbreak Hotel

Directed by: Chris Columbus

Starring: David Keith, Tuesday Weld, Charlie Schlatter, Angela Goethals

Black Roses

Black Roses

Directed by: John Fasano

Starring: John Martin, Ken Swofford, Sal Viviano, Julie Adams

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

Round the Bend

Round the Bend

Starring: Anthony Asbury, Richard Coombs, Alistair Fullarton, Jon Glover

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Days to next September 23

If September 23, 1988 is your birthday you're 32 years, 1 month, 8 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 23 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.

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

The Lives Of John Lennon by Albert Goldman

The Lives Of John Lennon

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The result of six years of research and some 1,200 interviews, this book takes fans deep into Lennon’s secretive world, from his traumatic childhood to his Beatles days to his hidden

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

Love In The Time Of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Love In The Time Of Cholera

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In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Desert Commander

Desert Commander

Platform: NES/Family Computer

Genre: Historic turn-based strategy

Publisher: Kemco

Hidden Agenda

Hidden Agenda

Platform: Macintosh, DOS

Genre: Government simulation game

Publisher: Springboard

Impossible Mission II

Impossible Mission II

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple IIe, Apple IIc, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, NES, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: Epyx

The Colony

The Colony

Platform: Macintosh, DOS, Amiga

Genre: First-person shooter, Adventure, Puzzle

Publisher: Mindscape

The Legendary Axe

The Legendary Axe

Platform: TurboGrafx-16

Genre: Platform

Publisher: JP Victor Interactive Software; NA NEC

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

What zodiac sign is September 23, 1988?

On September 23, 1988 the zodiac sign was Libra.

Who was the US President on September 23, 1988?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on September 23, 1988?

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

Which famous people are born on September 23, 1988?

On September 23, 1988 several famous people were born including, Juan Martín del Potro, Ryo Kimura, Juan Del Potro.

Which famous people died on September 23, 1988?

Famous people died on September 23, 1988 include, Arwel Hughes, Tibor Sekelj.

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

The number one song in the week of September 23, 1988 was Don't Worry Be Happy (Edit) by Bobby McFerrin in US and Groovy Kind Of Love by Phil Collins in UK.

What were the top hits on September 23, 1988?

The top hits on September 23, 1988 were Don't Worry Be Happy (Edit) by Bobby McFerrin, Sweet Child O' Mine by Guns N' Roses, I'll Always Love You by Taylor Dayne in US and Groovy Kind Of Love by Phil Collins, He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother by The Hollies, Teardrops by Womack & Womack in UK.


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