Friday October 28, 1988

US date format: 10/28/1988, UK date format: 28/10/1988

It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on October 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 Devon Murray and Raphaël Lakafia. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Groovy Kind Of Love by Phil Collins. In UK One Moment In Time by Whitney Houston was in the top 5 hits. They Live, directed by John Carpenter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Love In The Time Of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Starting from Scratch. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Abracadabra or The Guardian Legend.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Anastasia II
  • St. Remigius
  • Greece - Oxi (No) Day
  • Czechoslovakia - gains its independence from Austria-Hungary (1918); Holiday in the Czech Republic, Remembrance Day in Slovakia.
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Events

  • Jurors award $147,000 to Tacoma parishioner seduced by her minister
  • Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen gives US$10 million to University of Washington library.

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Movies

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They Live

They Live

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Roddy Piper, Keith David, Meg Foster, George 'Buck' Flower

Country: United States of America

A Cry in the Dark

A Cry in the Dark

Directed by: Fred Schepisi

Starring: Meryl Streep, Sam Neill, Dale Reeves, David Hoflin

Everybody's All-American

Everybody's All-American

Directed by: Taylor Hackford

Starring: Jessica Lange, Dennis Quaid, Timothy Hutton, John Goodman

The Good Mother

The Good Mother

Directed by: Leonard Nimoy

Starring: Diane Keaton, Liam Neeson, Jason Robards, Ralph Bellamy

Red Scorpion

Red Scorpion

Directed by: Joseph Zito

Starring: Dolph Lundgren, M. Emmet Walsh, Al White, T.P. McKenna

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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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

Inside the NBA

Inside the NBA

This Is David Lander

This Is David Lander

Starring: Stephen Fry

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Days to next October 28

If October 28, 1988 is your birthday you're 31 years, 11 months, 3 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 27 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Landslide by Jane Mayer and Doyle McManus

Landslide

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This is an expose of the last four years of Ronald Reagan's presidency, which studies internal rivalries and dissension within the White House.

The Lives Of John Lennon by Albert Goldman

The Lives Of John Lennon

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The result of six years of research and some 1,200 interviews, this book takes fans deep into Lennon’s secretive world, from his traumatic childhood to his Beatles days to his hidden

The Duchess Of Windsor by Charles Higham

The Duchess Of Windsor

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"Deeply researched, valuable." –The New York Times Book Review "A shocker . . . stunning . . . absolutely hypnotic.

The First Salute by Barbara W. Tuchman

The First Salute

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Barbara W. Tuchman, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of the classic The Guns of August, turns her sights homeward with this brilliant, insightful narrative of the Revolutionary War.

Prime Time by Joan Collins

Prime Time

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Envy, hatred and violence intensify within a tangled web of relationships, and the ugliness and danger that lie under the surface of Hollywood glamour are revealed in a story about five

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Cycle Race: Road Man

Cycle Race: Road Man

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Alternative sports (biking)[1][2] Strategy

Publisher: Tokyo Shoseki

Abracadabra

Abracadabra

Platform: Amstrad CPC, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: Proein Soft Line

Denizen

Denizen

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: Players Software

Black Lamp

Black Lamp

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

Genre: platform

Publisher: Firebird Software

The Guardian Legend

The Guardian Legend

Platform: NES

Genre: Action-adventure game Scrolling shooter

Publisher: JP Irem; NA Brøderbund; EU Nintendo

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On October 28, 1988 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is October 28, 1988?

On October 28, 1988 the zodiac sign was Scorpio.

Who was the US President on October 28, 1988?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on October 28, 1988?

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

Which famous people are born on October 28, 1988?

On October 28, 1988 several famous people were born including, Devon Murray, Raphaël Lakafia, Josef Salvat.

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

The number one song in the week of October 28, 1988 was Groovy Kind Of Love by Phil Collins in US and One Moment In Time by Whitney Houston in UK.

What were the top hits on October 28, 1988?

The top hits on October 28, 1988 were Groovy Kind Of Love by Phil Collins, Kokomo by The Beach Boys, Wild, Wild West by The Escape Club 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.


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