Saturday September 24, 1988

US date format: 9/24/1988, UK date format: 24/9/1988

It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on September 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 Karl Alzner and Birgit Sarrap. 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 Senatorial Privilege by Leo Damore 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 Last Armageddon.
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Historical Events

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Events

  • Barbara C Harris of Mass, elected 1st woman Episcopal Bishop
  • Carl Lewis runs world record 100m (9.92 seconds)
  • Dave Stieb has no-hitter broken up with 2 outs in the 9th
  • National League for Democracy is formed by Aung San Suu Kyi and various others to help fight against dictatorship in Myanmar.

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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 24

If September 24, 1988 is your birthday you're 32 years, 1 day old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 30 days.
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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

Last Armageddon

Last Armageddon

Platform: NEC PC-8801 MSX Sharp X68000 PC Engine CD-ROM²[3] Family Computer[1] DOS FM Towns

Genre: Role-playing game[1]

Publisher: Yutaka[1] (Famicom)

Fire-Brigade The Battle for Kiev - 1943

Fire-Brigade The Battle for Kiev - 1943

Platform: IBM PC DOS 3.0 Mac OS 2.0 Atari Amiga

Genre: Computer Wargame

Publisher: Panther Games Pty Ltd

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

Final Fantasy II

Final Fantasy II

Platform: WonderSwan Color PlayStation Game Boy Advance PlayStation Portable iOS Android; WonderSwan Color; PlayStation; Game Boy Advance; PlayStation Portable; iOS; Android

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: Square


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