Friday April 29, 1988

US date format: 4/29/1988, UK date format: 29/4/1988

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on April 29, 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 Jonathan Toews and Dillon (singer). 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 Jordan vs. Bird: One on One or Battlehawks 1942.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Robert Blessed Robrecht Gruuthuuse (d.1157)
  • Saint Hugh of Cluny
  • International Dance Day.
  • Japan (public holiday since 1927, traditionally the start of the Golden Week holiday period.) The Emperor's Birthday (1927-1988. Holiday of Emperor Hirohito's birthday until his death in 1989).
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Events

  • 60 Minutes newscaster Diane Sawyer weds Mike Nichols
  • Burt Reynolds and Loni Anderson marry

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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 29

If April 29, 1988 is your birthday you're 32 years, 5 months, 2 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 28 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?

Jordan vs. Bird: One on One

Jordan vs. Bird: One on One

Platform: Commodore 64, MS-DOS, Game Boy, Mega Drive/Genesis, NES

Genre: Sports (Basketball)

Publisher: Electronic Arts Milton Bradley (NES)

Dark Fusion

Dark Fusion

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Amiga, Commodore 64

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Gremlin Graphics

Battlehawks 1942

Battlehawks 1942

Platform: MS-DOS, Amiga, Atari ST

Genre: Flight simulation

Publisher: Lucasfilm Games

Birdie Try

Birdie Try

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Data East

Amiga Soccer

Amiga Soccer

Genre: Sports

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on April 29, 1988?

On April 29, 1988 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is April 29, 1988?

On April 29, 1988 the zodiac sign was Taurus.

Who was the US President on April 29, 1988?

On April 29, 1988 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on April 29, 1988?

On April 29, 1988 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on April 29, 1988?

On April 29, 1988 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on April 29, 1988?

On April 29, 1988 several famous people were born including, Jonathan Toews, Dillon (singer), Elías Hernández.

Which famous people died on April 29, 1988?

Famous people died on April 29, 1988 include, James McCracken, Jan Kapr, Andrew Cruickshank.

What was the number one song in April 29, 1988?

The number one song in the week of April 29, 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 29, 1988?

The top hits on April 29, 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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