Sunday May 29, 1988

US date format: 5/29/1988, UK date format: 29/5/1988

It was Sunday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 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 Tobin Heath and Simran Kaur. In that special week of May people in US were listening to One More Try by George Michael. In UK Perfect by Fairground Attraction was in the top 5 hits. Big, directed by Penny Marshall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Battle Cry Of Freedom by James M. McPherson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ciel mon mardi!. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Famicom Tantei Club: Kieta Kōkeisha or Hot Rod.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Nigeria: Democracy Day.
  • Saint Theodosia
  • Bah�'f Faith: Ascension of Bah�'u'llah.
  • United Kingdom: Oak Apple Day.
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Events

  • President Zia ul-Haq fires government / disbands parliament in Pakistan
  • Sherri Turner wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic.

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Movies

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Big

Big

Directed by: Penny Marshall

Starring: Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia, John Heard

Country: United States of America

The Frog Prince

The Frog Prince

Directed by: Jackson Hunsicker

Starring: Aileen Quinn, John Paragon, Helen Hunt, Clive Revill

A Handful of Dust

A Handful of Dust

Directed by: Charles Sturridge

Starring: James Wilby, Kristin Scott Thomas, Richard Beale, Jackson Kyle

The Other Side of Midnight

The Other Side of Midnight

Directed by: Charles Jarrott

Starring: Marie-France Pisier, John Beck, Susan Sarandon, Raf Vallone

Vampire's Kiss

Vampire's Kiss

Directed by: Robert Bierman

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Maria Conchita Alonso, Jennifer Beals, Elizabeth Ashley

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TV Series

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Ciel mon mardi!

Ciel mon mardi!

Craig Goes Mad in Melbourne

Craig Goes Mad in Melbourne

The Buzz

The Buzz

Spielergeschichten

Spielergeschichten

Handen omhoog

Handen omhoog

Days to next May 29

If May 29, 1988 is your birthday you're 32 years, 3 months, 28 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 3 days.
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Books

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Battle Cry Of Freedom by James M. McPherson

Battle Cry Of Freedom

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Filled with fresh interpretations and information, puncturing old myths and challenging new ones, Battle Cry of Freedom will unquestionably become the standard one-volume history of the Civil War.James

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

Beloved by Toni Morrison

Beloved

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Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby.

The Rise And Fall Of The Great Powers by Paul Kennedy

The Rise And Fall Of The Great Powers

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About national and international power in the "modern" or Post Renaissance period. Explains how the various powers have risen and fallen over the 5 centuries since the formation of the "new

The Power Game by Hedrick Smith

The Power Game

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Pulitzer Prize winner Hedrick Smith goes inside America's power center in Washington, DC to reveal how the game of governing was played in the 1980s.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Famicom Tantei Club: Kieta Kōkeisha

Famicom Tantei Club: Kieta Kōkeisha

Platform: Family Computer Disk System, Game Boy Advance, Virtual Console

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Nintendo

Hot Rod

Hot Rod

Platform: Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Amiga, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Racing game

Publisher: Sega (Arcade) Activision (computers)

Battles of Napoleon

Battles of Napoleon

Platform: Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS

Genre: Wargame

Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc.

Apache 3

Apache 3

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Tatsumi (Japan) Data East (North America)

King of Kings

King of Kings

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Turn-based strategy wargame

Publisher: Namco


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