Monday September 26, 1988

US date format: 9/26/1988, UK date format: 26/9/1988

It was Monday, under the sign of Libra (see zodiac 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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Historical Events

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Events

  • US space shuttle STS-26 launched
  • New York City's Rockefeller Center is declared a national landmark.
  • Polish communist party picks propaganda chief Rakowski as new Prime Minister.

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Movies

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Cinema Paradiso

Cinema Paradiso

Directed by: Giuseppe Tornatore

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

Country: United States of America

Die Hard

Die Hard

Directed by: John McTiernan

Starring: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson

Country: United States of America

Akira

Akira

Directed by: Katsuhiro Ôtomo

Starring: Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Tesshô Genda

Country: United States of America

The Vanishing

The Vanishing

Directed by: George Sluizer

Starring: Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu, Gene Bervoets, Johanna ter Steege, Gwen Eckhaus

Country: United States of America

Midnight Run

Midnight Run

Directed by: Martin Brest

Starring: Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Yaphet Kotto, John Ashton

Country: United States of America

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Music charts

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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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Luv Kush

Luv Kush

Directed by: Jay Sreesivan

Starting from Scratch

Starting from Scratch

Directed by: James Huang

First Impressions

First Impressions

Directed by: Eric Shapiro

Scruples

Scruples

Directed by: Alan J. Levi

Mahabharat

Mahabharat

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

Country: India

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Magazine Covers

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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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On September 26, 1988 the day of the week was Monday.

What zodiac sign is September 26, 1988?

On September 26, 1988 the zodiac sign was Libra.

Who was the US President on September 26, 1988?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on September 26, 1988?

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

Which famous people are born on September 26, 1988?

On September 26, 1988 several famous people were born including, Lilly Singh, Kiira Korpi, Nelson Panciatici.

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

The number one song in the week of September 26, 1988 was Don't Worry Be Happy (Edit) by Bobby McFerrin in US and One Moment In Time by Whitney Houston in UK.

What were the top hits on September 26, 1988?

The top hits on September 26, 1988 were Don't Worry Be Happy (Edit) by Bobby McFerrin, Love Bites by Def Leppard, I'll Always Love You by Taylor Dayne in US and One Moment In Time by Whitney Houston, Desire by U2, He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother by The Hollies in UK.