Sunday February 28, 1988

US date format: 2/28/1988, UK date format: 28/2/1988

It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on February 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 Markéta Irglová and Steeve Gerard Fanka. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Father Figure by George Michael. In UK I Should Be So Lucky by Kylie Minogue was in the top 5 hits. Le petit amour, directed by Agnès Varda, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Patriot Games by Tom Clancy 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 Chase H.Q. or Amadeus Revenge.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Blessed Antonia of Florence (d. 1472)
  • Saint Silvana
  • Saint Rufinus
  • Saint Oswald (d. 992)
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Events

  • 15th Winter Olympic games close at Calgary, Canada
  • Anti-Armenian pogrom in Azerbaijan, 30 killed.
  • Yvonne van Gennip skates world record 5 km ladies (7:14.13).
  • Pat Verbeek becomes first New Jersey Devils' player to score four goals in an NHL game.

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Movies

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Le petit amour

Le petit amour

Directed by: Agnès Varda

Starring: Jane Birkin, Mathieu Demy, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Lou Doillon

Picasso Trigger

Picasso Trigger

Directed by: Andy Sidaris

Starring: Steve Bond, Dona Speir, Hope Marie Carlton, Harold Diamond

And God Created Woman

And God Created Woman

Directed by: Roger Vadim

Starring: Rebecca De Mornay, Vincent Spano, Frank Langella, Donovan Leitch Jr.

Slaughterhouse Rock

Slaughterhouse Rock

Directed by: Dimitri Logothetis

Starring: Toni Basil, Nicholas Celozzi, Tom Reilly, Donna Denton

Bloodsport

Bloodsport

Directed by: Newt Arnold

Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Donald Gibb, Leah Ayres, Norman Burton

Country: United States of America

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

Die Rudi Carrell Show

Die Rudi Carrell Show

Are-Oh-Vee

Are-Oh-Vee

Days to next February 28

If February 28, 1988 is your birthday you're 32 years, 6 months, 26 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 5 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Patriot Games by Tom Clancy

Patriot Games

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From Tom Clancy, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Ryan novels--including his latest blockbusters Command Authority and Threat Vector--comes a gripping story of the Ryan family under

Winter by Len Deighton

Winter

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Epic prelude to the classic spy trilogy, GAME, SET and MATCH, that follows the fortunes of a German dynasty during two world wars.Winter

The Great Depression Of 1990 by Ravi Batra

The Great Depression Of 1990

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From Jacket Flap: Startling in its revelations, bold in its predictions, and overwhelmingly convincing in the evidence it offers, "The Great Depression of 1990" demonstrates that we are headed toward an

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 .

Oscar Wilde by Richard Ellmann

Oscar Wilde

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The biography sensitive to the tragic pattern of the story of a great subject: Oscar Wilde - psychologically and sexually complicated, enormously quotable, central to a alluring cultural world and someone

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Barbarian II: The Dungeon of Drax

Barbarian II: The Dungeon of Drax

Platform: Acorn Electron, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Fighting game

Publisher: Palace Software (Europe), Epyx (North America)

Chase H.Q.

Chase H.Q.

Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, FM Towns, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Gear, MSX, Master System, Genesis, X68000, Super NES, Famicom, TurboGrafx-16, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Racing, Vehicular combat

Publisher: Taito

King of Kings

King of Kings

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Turn-based strategy wargame

Publisher: Namco

Amadeus Revenge

Amadeus Revenge

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Music game, Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Systems Editoriale s.r.l.

Laser Squad

Laser Squad

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Turn-based tactics

Publisher: Blade Software Micro League Multimedia (PC)


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