Wednesday February 24, 1988

US date format: 2/24/1988, UK date format: 24/2/1988

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on February 24, 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 Nicole Faverón and Alexander Koch (actor). In that special week of February people in US were listening to Father Figure by George Michael. In UK I Should Be So Lucky by Kylie Minogue was in the top 5 hits. Le petit amour, directed by Agnès Varda, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Patriot Games by Tom Clancy 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 Hostages or Apache 3.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Independence Day in Estonia (1918; the Soviet period is considered illegal annexation).
  • Flag Day in MTxico.
  • St. Sergius
  • Dragobete in Romania.
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Events

  • Supreme Ct votes 8-0 Jerry Falwell cannot collect for Hustler parody
  • South African apartheid regime bans the United Democratic Front.
  • Matti Nykanen becomes winter Olympics first triple gold medalist.
  • The Supreme Court of the United States sides with Hustler magazine (voting 8-0) by overturning a lower court decision to award Jerry Falwell US$200,000 for defamation.

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Movies

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Le petit amour

Le petit amour

Directed by: Agnès Varda

Starring: Jane Birkin, Mathieu Demy, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Lou Doillon

Picasso Trigger

Picasso Trigger

Directed by: Andy Sidaris

Starring: Steve Bond, Dona Speir, Hope Marie Carlton, Harold Diamond

And God Created Woman

And God Created Woman

Directed by: Roger Vadim

Starring: Rebecca De Mornay, Vincent Spano, Frank Langella, Donovan Leitch Jr.

Slaughterhouse Rock

Slaughterhouse Rock

Directed by: Dimitri Logothetis

Starring: Toni Basil, Nicholas Celozzi, Tom Reilly, Donna Denton

Bloodsport

Bloodsport

Directed by: Newt Arnold

Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Donald Gibb, Leah Ayres, Norman Burton

Country: United States of America

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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

Die Rudi Carrell Show

Die Rudi Carrell Show

Are-Oh-Vee

Are-Oh-Vee

Days to next February 24

If February 24, 1988 is your birthday you're 32 years, 7 months, 4 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 27 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Patriot Games by Tom Clancy

Patriot Games

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From Tom Clancy, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Ryan novels--including his latest blockbusters Command Authority and Threat Vector--comes a gripping story of the Ryan family under

Winter by Len Deighton

Winter

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Epic prelude to the classic spy trilogy, GAME, SET and MATCH, that follows the fortunes of a German dynasty during two world wars.Winter

The Great Depression Of 1990 by Ravi Batra

The Great Depression Of 1990

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From Jacket Flap: Startling in its revelations, bold in its predictions, and overwhelmingly convincing in the evidence it offers, "The Great Depression of 1990" demonstrates that we are headed toward an

The Bonfire Of The Vanities by Tom Wolfe

The Bonfire Of The Vanities

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Vintage Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities, the #1 bestseller that will forever define late-twentieth-century New York style. "No one has portrayed New York Society this accurately and devastatingly since Edith Wharton" (The National Review)“A page-turner .

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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Battlehawks 1942

Battlehawks 1942

Platform: MS-DOS, Amiga, Atari ST

Genre: Flight simulation

Publisher: Lucasfilm Games

Batman: The Caped Crusader

Batman: The Caped Crusader

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Apple II, MS-DOS, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action adventure

Publisher: Ocean Software

Hostages

Hostages

Platform: Acorn Electron, Acorn Archimedes, Amiga, Apple IIGS, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, MSX, NES, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action game

Publisher: Infogrames Superior Software

Apache 3

Apache 3

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Tatsumi (Japan) Data East (North America)

Knight Rider

Knight Rider

Platform: NES/Family Computer

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Acclaim

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on February 24, 1988?

On February 24, 1988 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is February 24, 1988?

On February 24, 1988 the zodiac sign was Pisces.

Who was the US President on February 24, 1988?

On February 24, 1988 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on February 24, 1988?

On February 24, 1988 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on February 24, 1988?

On February 24, 1988 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on February 24, 1988?

On February 24, 1988 several famous people were born including, Nicole Faverón, Alexander Koch (actor), Rodrigue Beaubois.

Which famous people died on February 24, 1988?

Famous people died on February 24, 1988 include, Irwan Chanin.

What was the number one song in February 24, 1988?

The number one song in the week of February 24, 1988 was Father Figure by George Michael in US and I Should Be So Lucky by Kylie Minogue in UK.

What were the top hits on February 24, 1988?

The top hits on February 24, 1988 were Father Figure by George Michael, What Have I Done To Deserve This by Pet Shop Boys, She's Like The Wind by Patrick Swayze in US and I Should Be So Lucky by Kylie Minogue, I Think We're Alone Now by Tiffany, When Will I Be Famous by Bros in UK.


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