Monday December 26, 1988

US date format: 12/26/1988, UK date format: 26/12/1988

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 26, 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 Julianna White and Kayo Satoh. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Every Rose Has Its Thorn by Poison. In UK Heaven Is A Place On Earth by Belinda Carlisle was in the top 5 hits. War Requiem, directed by Derek Jarman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Alaska by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Fauji. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Haunted Castle or Exile.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • The first day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • First day of Kwanzaa
  • Boxing Day in the Commonwealth of Nations.
  • Australia - Proclamation Day (South Australian public holiday), for the foundation of the Australian state of South Australia on December 28, 1836 but commemorated on this day.
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Events

  • Legs Diamond opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 64 performances
  • Anti African student rebellion in China PR

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Famous Deaths

  • : Actor (Sabotage, Java Head), dies at 90.

Movies

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War Requiem

War Requiem

Directed by: Derek Jarman

Starring: Nathaniel Parker, Tilda Swinton, Laurence Olivier, Patricia Hayes

Touch of Death

Touch of Death

Directed by: Lucio Fulci

Starring: Brett Halsey, Ria De Simone, Al Cliver, Sacha Darwin

Robo Vampire

Robo Vampire

Directed by: Godfrey Ho

Starring: Robin Mackay, Nian Watts, Harry Myles, Joe Browne

Working Girl

Working Girl

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, Alec Baldwin

Country: United States of America

Beaches

Beaches

Directed by: Garry Marshall

Starring: Bette Midler, Barbara Hershey, John Heard, Spalding Gray

Country: United States of America

Sport Games on December 26, 1988

Sport Games on December 26, 1988


NFL

American Football
  • Los Angeles Rams - Minnesota Vikings : 17 - 28
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TV Series

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Fauji

Fauji

Directed by: Col. Kapoor

Starring: Shah Rukh Khan

Country: India

The Bottom Line

The Bottom Line

Directed by: Tom Rulon

USA Up All Night

USA Up All Night

Starring: Carla Ulbrich

Country: United States of America

T.Bag and the Revenge of the T.Set

T.Bag and the Revenge of the T.Set

Bizimkiler

Bizimkiler

Days to next December 26

If December 26, 1988 is your birthday you're 31 years, 8 months, 30 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 1 day.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Alaska by James A. Michener

Alaska

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In this sweeping epic of the northernmost American frontier, James A. Michener guides us through Alaska’s fierce terrain and history, from the long-forgotten past to the bustling present.

The Home Planet by Kevin W. Kelley

The Home Planet

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Prepared under the aegis of the Association of Space Explorers and in cooperation with the Soviet agency Mir, The Home Planet conveys as no book ever has the human dimension of

Christmas In America by David Cohen

Christmas In America

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Christmas In America: Images Of The Holiday Season By 100 Of America's Leading P

Child Star by Shirley Temple Black

Child Star

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Shirley Temple. She was a curly-topped moppet with a saucy grin that lit up the screen and an irrepressible spirit that won America's heart.

The Sands Of Time by Sidney Sheldon

The Sands Of Time

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Spain. A land of eternal passion and unceasing bloodshed. From the vengeance of a pitiless tyrant, four women flee the sacred, once-safe walls of a convent: LUCIA, the proud survivor harboring a murderous secret from the savage clan wars of …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Haunted Castle

Haunted Castle

Platform: Arcade, PlayStation 2

Genre: Platforming

Publisher: Konami

Earthlight

Earthlight

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Firebird Software

19 Part One: Boot Camp

19 Part One: Boot Camp

Platform: Commodore 64 ZX Spectrum

Genre: Military education and training

Exile

Exile

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari ST, CD32

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: Superior Software, Audiogenic

America Daitōryō Senkyo

America Daitōryō Senkyo

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Government simulation

Publisher: Hect


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