Friday June 24, 1988

US date format: 6/24/1988, UK date format: 24/6/1988

It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on June 24, 1988). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Pine Bluff (Arkansas) and Nichkhun . In that special week of June people in US were listening to Foolish Beat by Debbie Gibson. In UK With A Little Help From My Friends / She's Leaving Home by Wet Wet Wet / Billy Bragg With Cara Tivey was in the top 5 hits. Coming to America, directed by John Landis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while For The Record by Donald T. Regan was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Brainstorm. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Captain Comic or Michael Andretti's World GP.
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Coming to America

Directed by: John Landis

Starring: Eddie Murphy, Paul Bates, Garcelle Beauvais, Feather

Country: United States of America

Pumpkinhead

Directed by: Stan Winston

Starring: Lance Henriksen, Jeff East, John D'Aquino, Kimberly Ross

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy, Charles Fleischer

Country: United States of America

Cameron's Closet

Directed by: Armand Mastroianni

Starring: Cotter Smith, Mel Harris, Scott Curtis, Chuck McCann

Bull Durham

Directed by: Ron Shelton

Starring: Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Trey Wilson

Country: United States of America

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 24, 1988?


    Holidays

  • Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John the Baptist, patron saint of QuTbec
  • Discovery Day in Newfoundland and Labrador (celebrating the 1497 discovery by John Cabot)
  • Bannockburn Day in Scotland (see 1314 above)
  • Quarter days in England
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    Events

  • Red Sox begin AL record 23rd consecutive home win streak
  • Cleveland Indians' pitcher Doug Jones sets record of 14 consecutive saves.

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in those months ?

Brainstorm

Directed by: Douglas Trumbull

The Big Picture

Directed by: Eric Lartigau

Hora Marcada

Hothouse

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in June 1988?

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?

For The Record

By: Donald T. Regan

In this provocative and stunningly insightful memoir, Donald T. Regan takes us down the corridors of power in Washington and into the heart of the Reagan Administration.

Freud

By: Peter Gay

A national bestseller"A magisterial contribution to the history of ideas. A fresh, illuminating perspective on one of the pivotal figures of our time." ―J. Anthony Lukas "[This] remarkable biography… briskly traces the story of Freud's life and education, deftly weaving …

The Bonfire Of The Vanities

By: Tom Wolfe

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 .

Treasure

By: Clive Cussler

Clive Cussler, author of sixteen consecutive New York Times bestseller brings us beloved character Dirk Pitt, who discovers a trail leading straight to priceless treasures.

Zoya

By: Danielle Steel

Against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution and World War I Europe, Zoya, young cousin to the Tsar, flees St. Petersburg to Paris to find safety. Her entire world forever changed, she faces hard times and joins the Ballet Russe …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Captain Comic

Platform: DOS, NES

Genre: Side-scrolling Platformer

Publisher: Unknown (DOS), Color Dreams (NES)

Platform: NES

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Varie American Sammy

The Legend of Blacksilver

Platform: Commodore 64, Apple II

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Epyx

Apache 3

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Shooter game

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

Platform: Arcade, PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16, Wii (Virtual Console)

Genre: Beat 'em up/horizontal scrolling shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; NA NEC


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