Tuesday January 26, 1988

US date format: 1/26/1988, UK date format: 26/1/1988

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on January 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 Mia Rose and Henry Spink. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Need You Tonight by INXS. In UK I Think We're Alone Now by Tiffany was in the top 5 hits. The Unbearable Lightness of Being, directed by Philip Kaufman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while The Bonfire Of The Vanities by Tom Wolfe was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Secret Life of Machines. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Kuri Kinton or Caveman Ugh-Lympics.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Roman Empire - third day of the Sementivae in honor of Ceres and Terra.
  • Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Timothy and Titus
  • Saint Paula
  • Polycarp
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Events

  • Phantom of the Opera opens at Majestic Theater in New York City, New York for 4,000+ performances.

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Movies

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Directed by: Philip Kaufman

Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Juliette Binoche, Lena Olin, Derek de Lint

Country: United States of America

Cop

Cop

Directed by: James B. Harris

Starring: James Woods, Lesley Ann Warren, Charles Durning, Charles Haid

She's Having a Baby

She's Having a Baby

Directed by: John Hughes

Starring: Kevin Bacon, Elizabeth McGovern, Alec Baldwin, James Ray

The Sisterhood

The Sisterhood

Directed by: Cirio H. Santiago

Starring: Rebecca Holden, Chuck Wagner, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Barbara Patrick

Tapeheads

Tapeheads

Directed by: Bill Fishman

Starring: John Cusack, Tim Robbins, Mary Crosby, Clu Gulager

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TV Series

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The Secret Life of Machines

The Secret Life of Machines

Starring: Tim Hunkin, Rex Garrod, Frances Kay, Meg Amsden

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Wonder Years

The Wonder Years

Sueurs froides

Sueurs froides

ALF Tales

ALF Tales

Blah Blah Blah

Blah Blah Blah

Days to next January 26

If January 26, 1988 is your birthday you're 32 years, 8 months, 1 day old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 30 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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 .

Winters' Tales by Jonathan Winters

Winters' Tales

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The most original and influential comic mind of our generation gives us a rollicking tour of his expansive imagination. Alongside the hilarity are intimate, revealing, and poignant recollections of childhood`s pains

Chronicle Of The 20Th Century by Clifton Daniel

Chronicle Of The 20Th Century

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There's never been anything like it. Imagine being able to sweep your eyes over the incredible riches and excitement of our century as reported in the important" News of the Day"

Mortal Fear by Robin Cook

Mortal Fear

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A harrowing medical nightmare on the cutting edge of genetic research, Mortal Fear goes into the controversial future of modern medicine.

Heaven And Hell by John Jakes

Heaven And Hell

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The bestselling saga that has sold more than 5 million copies.The books that inspired the smash-hit television miniseries.Beautifully repackaged for the Dutton hardcover release of On Secret Service--John Jakes's long-awaited return

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Dark Fusion

Dark Fusion

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

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Gremlin Graphics

Kuri Kinton

Kuri Kinton

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Taito

Abadox: The Deadly Inner War

Abadox: The Deadly Inner War

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Natsume, Milton Bradley

Exile XZR

Exile XZR

Platform: PC-8801 MSX2, PC-9801, X1 turbo, TurboGrafx-16, Genesis

Genre: Action role-playing game

Publisher: Telenet, Working Designs, Renovation Products

Caveman Ugh-Lympics

Caveman Ugh-Lympics

Platform: Commodore 64, DOS, Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Sports (Olympic)

Publisher: Electronic Arts, Data East USA (NES)

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on January 26, 1988?

On January 26, 1988 the day of the week was Tuesday.

What zodiac sign is January 26, 1988?

On January 26, 1988 the zodiac sign was Aquarius.

Who was the US President on January 26, 1988?

On January 26, 1988 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on January 26, 1988?

On January 26, 1988 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on January 26, 1988?

On January 26, 1988 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on January 26, 1988?

On January 26, 1988 several famous people were born including, Henry Spink, Mia Rose, Gary Hooper.

What was the number one song in January 26, 1988?

The number one song in the week of January 26, 1988 was Need You Tonight by INXS in US and I Think We're Alone Now by Tiffany in UK.

What were the top hits on January 26, 1988?

The top hits on January 26, 1988 were Need You Tonight by INXS, Could've Been by Tiffany, Hazy Shade Of Winter by Bangles in US and I Think We're Alone Now by Tiffany, When Will I Be Famous by Bros, I Should Be So Lucky by Kylie Minogue in UK.


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