Monday February 29, 1988

US date format: 2/29/1988, UK date format: 29/2/1988

It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on February 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 Lena Gercke and Benedikt Höwedes. 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. Ödipussi, directed by Vicco von Bülow, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Secrets Of The Temple by William Greider 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 Formation Armed F or Alien Crush.
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Historical Events

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Events

  • KWK-FM in St. Louis Missouri changes call letters to WKBG
  • New York City Mayor Koch calls President Ronald Reagan a "WIMP" in the war on drugs.
  • South African archbishop Desmond Tutu is arrested along with 100 clergymen during a five-day anti-apartheid demonstration in Cape Town
  • Svend Robinson becomes the first member of the Canadian House of Commons to come out as gay.

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Movies

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Ödipussi

Ödipussi

Directed by: Vicco von Bülow

Starring: Vicco von Bülow, Katharina Brauren, Evelyn Hamann, Edda Seippel

Masquerade

Masquerade

Directed by: Bob Swaim

Starring: Rob Lowe, Meg Tilly, Kim Cattrall, Doug Savant

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.

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

Chelmsford 123

Chelmsford 123

Starring: Jimmy Mulville, Rory McGrath, Philip Pope, Howard Lew Lewis

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Days to next February 29

If February 29, 1988 is your birthday you're 32 years, 5 months, 16 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 14 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Secrets Of The Temple by William Greider

Secrets Of The Temple

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William Greider’s groundbreaking bestseller reveals how the mighty and mysterious Federal Reserve operates—and manipulates and the world’s economy.This ground-breaking best-seller reveals for the first time how the mighty and mysterious Federal

The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher

The Shell Seekers

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3 stories

The Tenants Of Time by Thomas Flanagan

The Tenants Of Time

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Volume 2 of Thomas Flanagan’s Irish History Trilogy The second volume of Thomas Flanagan’s best-selling Irish-history trilogy (which begins with The Year of the French and closes with The End of the Hunt) is set at the turn of the …

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

Donnie Brasco by Joseph D. Pistone with Richard Woodley

Donnie Brasco

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Very Good to Like New condition. Bright clean cover has light shelf wear. Text is perfect. Same day shipping.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Hoppin' Mad

Hoppin' Mad

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Publisher: Elite Systems

The Colony

The Colony

Platform: Macintosh, DOS, Amiga

Genre: First-person shooter, Adventure, Puzzle

Publisher: Mindscape

Formation Armed F

Formation Armed F

Platform: Arcade Game, NEC PC Engine

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Nichibutsu

The Legendary Axe

The Legendary Axe

Platform: TurboGrafx-16

Genre: Platform

Publisher: JP Victor Interactive Software; NA NEC

Alien Crush

Alien Crush

Platform: TurboGrafx-16, PlayStation Network, Virtual Console

Genre: Pinball

Publisher: NEC


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