Thursday April 28, 1988

US date format: 4/28/1988, UK date format: 28/4/1988

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on April 28, 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 Spencer Hawes and Juan Mata. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Where Do Broken Hearts Go by Whitney Houston. 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. Waaris, directed by Ravindra Peepat, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while A Brief History Of Time by Stephen W. Hawking was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Der Geisterwald oder Des Raben Rache. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hoppin' Mad or Demon's Winter.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Arbor Day - legal state holiday in Nebraska, USA.
  • National Heroes Day - public holiday in Barbados in honor of men and women who played a significant role in the island nation's history, such as Sir Garfield Sobers.
  • Peter Chanel
  • Louis Marie Grignon of Montfort
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Events

  • Chess opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 68 performances
  • New Jersey Devils set all time playoff mark for penalty minutes.
  • Aloha Airlines Boeing 737 Flight 243 roof partially tears off in flight; kills stewardess.
  • Baltimore Orioles lose American League record 21 games in a row.
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Movies

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Waaris

Waaris

Directed by: Ravindra Peepat

Starring: Smita Patil, Amrita Singh, Raj Babbar, Kulbhushan Kharbanda

Salome's Last Dance

Salome's Last Dance

Directed by: Ken Russell

Starring: Glenda Jackson, Stratford Johns, Nickolas Grace, Douglas Hodge

Judgment in Berlin

Judgment in Berlin

Directed by: Leo Penn

Starring: Martin Sheen, Sam Wanamaker, Max Gail, Jürgen Heinrich

Iguana

Iguana

Directed by: Monte Hellman

Starring: Everett McGill, Michael Bradford, Roger Kendall, Robert Case

Sunset

Sunset

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Bruce Willis, James Garner, Malcolm McDowell, Mariel Hemingway

TV Series

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Der Geisterwald oder Des Raben Rache

Der Geisterwald oder Des Raben Rache

Red Dwarf

Red Dwarf

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Starring: Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Chris Barrie, Robert Llewellyn

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Adventures Beyond Belief

Adventures Beyond Belief

Directed by: Marcus Tompson

Wired

Wired

10 vor 11

10 vor 11

Days to next April 28

If April 28, 1988 is your birthday you're 32 years, 5 months, 1 day old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 30 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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A Brief History Of Time by Stephen W. Hawking

A Brief History Of Time

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Stephen Hawking has earned a reputation as the most brilliant theoretical physicist since Einstein. In this landmark volume, Professor Hawking shares his blazing intellect with nonscientists everywhere, guiding us expertly to

Hot Money by Dick Francis

Hot Money

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A classic mystery from Dick Francis, the champion of English storytellers. Malcolm Pembroke didn't get rich without making a few enemies - not least among the

Under The Eye Of The Clock by Christopher Nolan

Under The Eye Of The Clock

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Christopher Nolan’s injuries at birth left him severely disabled and handicapped; he was entirely paralyzed and unable to communicate, but he had so much to say and was burning

The Icarus Agenda by Robert Ludlum

The Icarus Agenda

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Colorado Congressman Evan Kendrick is trying to live out his term quietly when a political mole reveals his deepest secret: Kendrick was the anonymous hero who freed the hostages held by Arab terrorists in the American embassy in Masqat, and …

The Trial Of Socrates by I. F. Stone

The Trial Of Socrates

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In unraveling the long-hidden issues of the most famous free speech case of all time, noted author I.F. Stone ranges far and wide over Roman as well as Greek history to

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

The Adventures of Bayou Billy

The Adventures of Bayou Billy

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System, Virtual Console

Genre: Beat 'em up/shooting/racing

Publisher: Konami

Hoppin' Mad

Hoppin' Mad

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Publisher: Elite Systems

5th Gear

5th Gear

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64

Genre: Driving game

Publisher: Hewson Consultants

Hoshi wo Sagashite

Hoshi wo Sagashite

Platform: Sega Master System

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Sega

Demon's Winter

Demon's Winter

Platform: Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc.

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on April 28, 1988?

On April 28, 1988 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is April 28, 1988?

On April 28, 1988 the zodiac sign was Taurus.

Who was the US President on April 28, 1988?

On April 28, 1988 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on April 28, 1988?

On April 28, 1988 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on April 28, 1988?

On April 28, 1988 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on April 28, 1988?

On April 28, 1988 several famous people were born including, Spencer Hawes, Juan Mata, Olya Ivanisevic.

Which famous people died on April 28, 1988?

Famous people died on April 28, 1988 include, B W Stevenson.

What was the number one song in April 28, 1988?

The number one song in the week of April 28, 1988 was Where Do Broken Hearts Go by Whitney Houston in US and With A Little Help From My Friends / She's Leaving Home by Wet Wet Wet / Billy Bragg With Cara Tivey in UK.

What were the top hits on April 28, 1988?

The top hits on April 28, 1988 were Where Do Broken Hearts Go by Whitney Houston, Wishing Well by Terence Trent D'Arby, Angel by Aerosmith in US and With A Little Help From My Friends / She's Leaving Home by Wet Wet Wet / Billy Bragg With Cara Tivey, Perfect by Fairground Attraction, Anfield Rap (Red Machine In Full Effect) by Liverpool FC in UK.


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