Sunday June 26, 1988

US date format: 6/26/1988, UK date format: 26/6/1988

It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on June 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 Liliane Ferrarezi and Hanover (Germany). In that special week of June people in US were listening to Foolish Beat by Debbie Gibson. In UK With A Little Help From My Friends / She's Leaving Home by Wet Wet Wet / Billy Bragg With Cara Tivey was in the top 5 hits. Coming to America, directed by John Landis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Zoya by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Brainstorm. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cloud Master or Draconus.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saints John and Paul
  • The United Nations' Day in Support of Victims of Torture.
  • Flag Day in Romania
  • Sunthorn Phu Day in Thailand
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Events

  • Air France Flight 296 crashes into the tops of trees beyond the runway on a demonstration flight at Habsheim, France three passengers are killed.

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Movies

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Coming to America

Coming to America

Directed by: John Landis

Starring: Eddie Murphy, Paul Bates, Garcelle Beauvais, Feather

Country: United States of America

Pumpkinhead

Pumpkinhead

Directed by: Stan Winston

Starring: Lance Henriksen, Jeff East, John D'Aquino, Kimberly Ross

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy, Charles Fleischer

Country: United States of America

Cameron's Closet

Cameron's Closet

Directed by: Armand Mastroianni

Starring: Cotter Smith, Mel Harris, Scott Curtis, Chuck McCann

Bull Durham

Bull Durham

Directed by: Ron Shelton

Starring: Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Trey Wilson

Country: United States of America

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TV Series

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Brainstorm

Brainstorm

Directed by: Douglas Trumbull

The Big Picture

The Big Picture

Directed by: Eric Lartigau

Hora Marcada

Hora Marcada

Countryfile

Countryfile

Hothouse

Hothouse

Days to next June 26

If June 26, 1988 is your birthday you're 32 years, 2 months, 27 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 4 days.
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Books

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Zoya by Danielle Steel

Zoya

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Against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution and World War I Europe, Zoya, young cousin to the Tsar, flees St. Petersburg to Paris to find safety. Her entire world forever changed, she faces hard times and joins the Ballet Russe …

Show Time by Pat Riley

Show Time

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The head coach of the world champion Los Angeles Lakers presents the inside story of the team's 1986-87 championship season, reveals his strategies, and offers his views on the team's star players and celebrity fans

Freud by Peter Gay

Freud

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A national bestseller"A magisterial contribution to the history of ideas. A fresh, illuminating perspective on one of the pivotal figures of our time." ―J. Anthony Lukas "[This] remarkable biography… briskly traces the story of Freud's life and education, deftly weaving …

Thriving On Chaos by Tom Peters

Thriving On Chaos

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The national bestseller that offers prescriptions for an economic world turned upside down. A New York Times bestseller for eleven months.

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 .

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Cloud Master

Cloud Master

Platform: Arcade, MSX, NES, Sega Master System, Sharp X68000

Genre: Horizontal Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Hot-B

Draconus

Draconus

Platform: Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Zeppelin Games

Face Off

Face Off

Platform: Arcade, Virtual Console

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Namco

Kaijū Monogatari

Kaijū Monogatari

Platform: NES

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Namco

Knight Rider

Knight Rider

Platform: NES/Family Computer

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Acclaim


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