Tuesday May 24, 1988

US date format: 5/24/1988, UK date format: 24/5/1988

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 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 Daniella Álvarez and Tony Gallopin. In that special week of May people in US were listening to One More Try by George Michael. In UK Perfect by Fairground Attraction was in the top 5 hits. Big, directed by Penny Marshall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Battle Cry Of Freedom by James M. McPherson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ciel mon mardi!. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dark Fusion or Hanjuku Hero.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
  • Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
  • Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
  • Eritrea: National Day.
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Events

  • Porntip Nakhirunkanok, 19, of Thailand, crowned 37th Miss Universe.
  • John Moschitta sets record for fast talking: 586 words per minute.
  • Section 28 of the United Kingdom's Local Government Act 1988, a controversial amendment stating that a local authority cannot intentionally promote homosexuality, is enacted.

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Movies

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Big

Big

Directed by: Penny Marshall

Starring: Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia, John Heard

Country: United States of America

The Frog Prince

The Frog Prince

Directed by: Jackson Hunsicker

Starring: Aileen Quinn, John Paragon, Helen Hunt, Clive Revill

A Handful of Dust

A Handful of Dust

Directed by: Charles Sturridge

Starring: James Wilby, Kristin Scott Thomas, Richard Beale, Jackson Kyle

The Other Side of Midnight

The Other Side of Midnight

Directed by: Charles Jarrott

Starring: Marie-France Pisier, John Beck, Susan Sarandon, Raf Vallone

Vampire's Kiss

Vampire's Kiss

Directed by: Robert Bierman

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Maria Conchita Alonso, Jennifer Beals, Elizabeth Ashley

TV Series

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Ciel mon mardi!

Ciel mon mardi!

Craig Goes Mad in Melbourne

Craig Goes Mad in Melbourne

The Buzz

The Buzz

Spielergeschichten

Spielergeschichten

Handen omhoog

Handen omhoog

Days to next May 24

If May 24, 1988 is your birthday you're 32 years, 4 months, 5 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 25 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Battle Cry Of Freedom by James M. McPherson

Battle Cry Of Freedom

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Filled with fresh interpretations and information, puncturing old myths and challenging new ones, Battle Cry of Freedom will unquestionably become the standard one-volume history of the Civil War.James

Hot Money by Dick Francis

Hot Money

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A classic mystery from Dick Francis, the champion of English storytellers. Malcolm Pembroke didn't get rich without making a few enemies - not least among the

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.

The Rise And Fall Of The Great Powers by Paul Kennedy

The Rise And Fall Of The Great Powers

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About national and international power in the "modern" or Post Renaissance period. Explains how the various powers have risen and fallen over the 5 centuries since the formation of the "new

The Power Game by Hedrick Smith

The Power Game

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Pulitzer Prize winner Hedrick Smith goes inside America's power center in Washington, DC to reveal how the game of governing was played in the 1980s.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Heavy Unit

Heavy Unit

Platform: Arcade, PC Engine, Sega Mega Drive

Genre: Horizontal Scrolling Shooter

Publisher: Taito

Hidden Agenda

Hidden Agenda

Platform: Macintosh, DOS

Genre: Government simulation game

Publisher: Springboard

First Queen

First Queen

Platform: Super Famicom[1] Microsoft Windows Sharp X68000 NEC PC-9801

Genre: Real-time strategy RPG Action RPG

Publisher: Culture Brain

Dark Fusion

Dark Fusion

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Amiga, Commodore 64

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Gremlin Graphics

Hanjuku Hero

Hanjuku Hero

Platform: Famicom

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: Square

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On May 24, 1988 the day of the week was Tuesday.

What zodiac sign is May 24, 1988?

On May 24, 1988 the zodiac sign was Gemini.

Who was the US President on May 24, 1988?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on May 24, 1988?

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

Which famous people are born on May 24, 1988?

On May 24, 1988 several famous people were born including, Daniella Álvarez, Tony Gallopin, Artem Anisimov.

Which famous people died on May 24, 1988?

Famous people died on May 24, 1988 include, James "Hamish" Hamilton.

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

The number one song in the week of May 24, 1988 was One More Try by George Michael in US and Perfect by Fairground Attraction in UK.

What were the top hits on May 24, 1988?

The top hits on May 24, 1988 were One More Try by George Michael, Shattered Dreams by Johnny Hates Jazz, Anything For You by Gloria Estefan in US and Perfect by Fairground Attraction, With A Little Help From My Friends / She's Leaving Home by Wet Wet Wet / Billy Bragg With Cara Tivey, Theme From S-Express by S-Express in UK.


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