Monday September 26, 1988

US date format: 9/26/1988, UK date format: 26/9/1988
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It was Monday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on September 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 Lilly Singh and Kiira Korpi. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Don't Worry Be Happy (Edit) by Bobby McFerrin. In UK One Moment In Time by Whitney Houston was in the top 5 hits. Gorillas in the Mist, directed by Michael Apted, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Demon Lord Of Karanda by David Eddings was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Starting from Scratch. If you liked videogames you were probably playing 19 Part One: Boot Camp or The Colony.
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Movies

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Gorillas in the Mist

Gorillas in the Mist

Directed by: Michael Apted

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Bryan Brown, Julie Harris, John Omirah Miluwi

Alien Nation

Alien Nation

Directed by: Graham Baker

Starring: James Caan, Mandy Patinkin, Terence Stamp, Kevyn Major Howard

Clara's Heart

Clara's Heart

Directed by: Robert Mulligan

Starring: Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Ontkean, Kathleen Quinlan, Neil Patrick Harris

Bloodstone

Bloodstone

Directed by: Dwight H. Little

Starring: Brett Stimely, Rajinikanth, Anna Nicholas, Charlie Brill

Cinema Paradiso

Cinema Paradiso

Directed by: Giuseppe Tornatore

Starring: Philippe Noiret, Enzo Cannavale, Antonella Attili, Isa Danieli

Country: United States of America

history

Historical Events

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Events

  • US space shuttle STS-26 launched

Famous Birthday

Sport Games on September 26, 1988

Sport Games on September 26, 1988


NFL

American Football
  • Los Angeles Raiders - Denver Broncos : 30 - 27
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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

Mahabharat

Mahabharat

Starring: Arun Bakshi, Pramod Kumar, Aloka Mukerjee, Virendra Razdan

Country: India

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Books

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Demon Lord Of Karanda by David Eddings

Demon Lord Of Karanda

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In an adventurous sequel to THE MALLOREAN, David Eddings tells the story of King Garion's abducted infant son and his efforts to save him.

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 Aviators by W. E. B. Griffin

The Aviators

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It is 1964. The Vietnam War has begun to escalate, its new style of battle demanding new weapons and tactics, and men who can use them.

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.

Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler

Breathing Lessons

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Maggie and Ira Moran have been married for twenty-eight years–and it shows: in their quarrels, in their routines, in their ability to tolerate with affection each other’s eccentricities.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Side-scrolling action

Publisher: JP Toho; NA Bandai

Abracadabra

Abracadabra

Platform: Amstrad CPC, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: Proein Soft Line

19 Part One: Boot Camp

19 Part One: Boot Camp

Platform: Commodore 64 ZX Spectrum

Genre: Military education and training

The Colony

The Colony

Platform: Macintosh, DOS, Amiga

Genre: First-person shooter, Adventure, Puzzle

Publisher: Mindscape

Double Dragon II: The Revenge

Double Dragon II: The Revenge

Platform: Arcade, Mega Drive, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Amiga, IBM PC, iOS, Android

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Technōs Japan


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