Friday November 25, 1988

US date format: 11/25/1988, UK date format: 25/11/1988

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on November 25, 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 Nodar Kumaritashvili and Alik Alfus. In that special week of November people in US were listening to Bad Medicine by Bon Jovi. In UK First Time by Robin Beck was in the top 5 hits. Mississippi Burning, directed by Alan Parker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Gracie by George Burns was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Bottom Line. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Battlehawks 1942 or Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Surinam - Independence Day (from the Netherlands, 1975)
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Catherine of Alexandria; Moses?
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina: National Day (1943)
  • International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Events

  • Chuck Berry pays $250 fine to resolve NYC assault charges
  • US and Soviet chess grand masters Donaldson and Akhmilovskaya wed
  • Widespread earthquake hits NE US, Canada; no damage reported
  • Convention on exploitation of Antarctic mineral resources signed.
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Movies

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Mississippi Burning

Mississippi Burning

Directed by: Alan Parker

Starring: Gene Hackman, Willem Dafoe, Frances McDormand, Brad Dourif

Country: United States of America

The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

Directed by: David Zucker

Starring: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, O.J. Simpson, Ricardo Montalban

Country: United States of America

Itinéraire d'un enfant gâté

Itinéraire d'un enfant gâté

Directed by: Claude Lelouch

Starring: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Richard Anconina, Lio, Béatrice Agenin

Tequila Sunrise

Tequila Sunrise

Directed by: Robert Towne

Starring: Mel Gibson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kurt Russell, Raul Julia

The Undertaker

The Undertaker

Directed by: Franco Steffanino

Starring: Joe Spinell, Rebecca Varon, Patrick Askin, Susan Bachli

TV Series

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The Bottom Line

The Bottom Line

Directed by: Tom Rulon

Starting from Scratch

Starting from Scratch

Directed by: James Huang

Scruples

Scruples

Directed by: Alan J. Levi

Cetrdeset osma - Zavera i izdaja

Cetrdeset osma - Zavera i izdaja

Almost Grown

Almost Grown

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Starring: Tim Daly, Eve Gordon, Rita Taggart, Michael Alldredge

Country: United States of America

Days to next November 25

If November 25, 1988 is your birthday you're 31 years, 10 months, 1 day old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 30 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Gracie by George Burns

Gracie

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"SAY GOODNIGHT, GRACIE..." With those now familiar words, George Burns and Gracie Allen bid farewell to devoted audiences at the end of each of their broadcasts throughout the Golden Age of

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 .

Final Flight by Stephen Coonts

Final Flight

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The most daring -- and deadly -- terrorist plot of all time is about to unfold aboard the supercarrier USS United States.

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

One by Richard Bach

One

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I gave my life to become the person I am right now. Was it worth it?

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

King of Kings

King of Kings

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Turn-based strategy wargame

Publisher: Namco

Barbarian II: The Dungeon of Drax

Barbarian II: The Dungeon of Drax

Platform: Acorn Electron, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Fighting game

Publisher: Palace Software (Europe), Epyx (North America)

Battlehawks 1942

Battlehawks 1942

Platform: MS-DOS, Amiga, Atari ST

Genre: Flight simulation

Publisher: Lucasfilm Games

Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa

Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa

Platform: Family Computer Disk System, Family Computer, Mobile Phones (i-mode), Wii (Virtual Console), Nintendo 3DS (Virtual Console), Wii U (Virtual Console)

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Konami

Blaster Master

Blaster Master

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Platformer, Run and gun

Publisher: Sunsoft


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