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), 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 Nichkhun and Pine Bluff (Arkansas). 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 Zoya by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Brainstorm. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Legendary Axe or The Colony.
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Historical Events

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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.

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Movies

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Coming to America

Coming to America

Directed by: John Landis

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

Country: United States of America

Pumpkinhead

Pumpkinhead

Directed by: Stan Winston

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

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

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

Cameron's Closet

Directed by: Armand Mastroianni

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

Bull Durham

Bull Durham

Directed by: Ron Shelton

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

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Brainstorm

Brainstorm

Directed by: Douglas Trumbull

The Big Picture

The Big Picture

Directed by: Eric Lartigau

Hora Marcada

Hora Marcada

Countryfile

Countryfile

Hothouse

Hothouse

Days to next June 24

If June 24, 1988 is your birthday you're 32 years, 4 months, 2 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 29 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Zoya by Danielle Steel

Zoya

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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 …

Show Time by Pat Riley

Show Time

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The head coach of the world champion Los Angeles Lakers presents the inside story of the team's 1986-87 championship season, reveals his strategies, and offers his views on the team's star players and celebrity fans

Freud by Peter Gay

Freud

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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 …

Thriving On Chaos by Tom Peters

Thriving On Chaos

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The national bestseller that offers prescriptions for an economic world turned upside down. A New York Times bestseller for eleven months.

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 .

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Hidden Agenda

Hidden Agenda

Platform: Macintosh, DOS

Genre: Government simulation game

Publisher: Springboard

Legend of Makai

Legend of Makai

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Platform game

Golgo 13: Top Secret Episode

Golgo 13: Top Secret Episode

Platform: NES

Genre: Action adventure

Publisher: Vic Tokai

The Legendary Axe

The Legendary Axe

Platform: TurboGrafx-16

Genre: Platform

Publisher: JP Victor Interactive Software; NA NEC

The Colony

The Colony

Platform: Macintosh, DOS, Amiga

Genre: First-person shooter, Adventure, Puzzle

Publisher: Mindscape

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On June 24, 1988 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is June 24, 1988?

On June 24, 1988 the zodiac sign was Cancer.

Who was the US President on June 24, 1988?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on June 24, 1988?

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

Which famous people are born on June 24, 1988?

On June 24, 1988 several famous people were born including, Nichkhun , Pine Bluff (Arkansas), Candice Patton.

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

The number one song in the week of June 24, 1988 was Foolish Beat by Debbie Gibson in US and With A Little Help From My Friends / She's Leaving Home by Wet Wet Wet / Billy Bragg With Cara Tivey in UK.

What were the top hits on June 24, 1988?

The top hits on June 24, 1988 were Foolish Beat by Debbie Gibson, Dirty Diana by Michael Jackson, Together Forever (Remix) by Rick Astley in US and With A Little Help From My Friends / She's Leaving Home by Wet Wet Wet / Billy Bragg With Cara Tivey, Doctorin' The Tardis by The Timelords, I Owe You Nothing by Bros in UK.


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