Thursday September 29, 1988

US date format: 9/29/1988, UK date format: 29/9/1988

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on September 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 Kevin Durant and Justin Nozuka. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Don't Worry Be Happy (Edit) by Bobby McFerrin. In UK One Moment In Time by Whitney Houston was in the top 5 hits. Gorillas in the Mist, directed by Michael Apted, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Demon Lord Of Karanda by David Eddings was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Starting from Scratch. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Legend of Makai or Dead Angle.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Argentina, Inventor's Day - L�szl= J=zsef Bfr='s birthday.
  • England, Ireland - One of the four Quarter days in the Irish calendar
  • Also see September 29 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • RC Saints - Michaelmas - Christian feast of the Archangels St. Michael, St. Gabriel, and St. Raphael
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Events

  • 26th Space Shuttle mission, Discovery 7 launched
  • Union Station reopens in Washington DC
  • NASA resumes space shuttle flights, grounded after the Challenger disaster, with the 26th Space Shuttle mission, Discovery 7. Challenger disaster, with Space Shuttle Discovery.
  • Thousands riot in Algiers, Algeria against the National Liberation Front government by October 10 the army has killed and tortured about 500 people in crushing the riots.
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Movies

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Gorillas in the Mist

Gorillas in the Mist

Directed by: Michael Apted

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Bryan Brown, Julie Harris, John Omirah Miluwi

Alien Nation

Alien Nation

Directed by: Graham Baker

Starring: James Caan, Mandy Patinkin, Terence Stamp, Kevyn Major Howard

Clara's Heart

Clara's Heart

Directed by: Robert Mulligan

Starring: Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Ontkean, Kathleen Quinlan, Neil Patrick Harris

Bloodstone

Bloodstone

Directed by: Dwight H. Little

Starring: Brett Stimely, Rajinikanth, Anna Nicholas, Charlie Brill

Cinema Paradiso

Cinema Paradiso

Directed by: Giuseppe Tornatore

Starring: Philippe Noiret, Enzo Cannavale, Antonella Attili, Isa Danieli

Country: United States of America

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TV Series

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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

Luv Kush

Luv Kush

Directed by: Jay Sreesivan

Mahabharat

Mahabharat

Starring: Arun Bakshi, Pramod Kumar, Aloka Mukerjee, Virendra Razdan

Country: India

Days to next September 29

If September 29, 1988 is your birthday you're 32 years, 1 month, 2 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 29 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Demon Lord Of Karanda by David Eddings

Demon Lord Of Karanda

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In an adventurous sequel to THE MALLOREAN, David Eddings tells the story of King Garion's abducted infant son and his efforts to save him.

Alaska by James A. Michener

Alaska

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In this sweeping epic of the northernmost American frontier, James A. Michener guides us through Alaska’s fierce terrain and history, from the long-forgotten past to the bustling present.

The Aviators by W. E. B. Griffin

The Aviators

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It is 1964. The Vietnam War has begun to escalate, its new style of battle demanding new weapons and tactics, and men who can use them.

Thriving On Chaos by Tom Peters

Thriving On Chaos

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The national bestseller that offers prescriptions for an economic world turned upside down. A New York Times bestseller for eleven months.

Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler

Breathing Lessons

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Maggie and Ira Moran have been married for twenty-eight years–and it shows: in their quarrels, in their routines, in their ability to tolerate with affection each other’s eccentricities.

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

Death Bringer Galdregon's Domain

Death Bringer Galdregon's Domain

Platform: Amiga, C64, TurboGrafx-CD, Sharp X68000

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Spotlight Software Telenet Japan (Sharp X68000)

The Computer Edition of Scrabble

The Computer Edition of Scrabble

Platform: Apple II, DOS, Macintosh

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Virgin Interactive Entertainment

Legend of Makai

Legend of Makai

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Platform game

Dead Angle

Dead Angle

Platform: Arcade Sega Master System

Genre: Shooting gallery

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On September 29, 1988 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is September 29, 1988?

On September 29, 1988 the zodiac sign was Libra.

Who was the US President on September 29, 1988?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on September 29, 1988?

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

Which famous people are born on September 29, 1988?

On September 29, 1988 several famous people were born including, Kevin Durant, Tegucigalpa (Honduras), Justin Nozuka.

Which famous people died on September 29, 1988?

Famous people died on September 29, 1988 include, Charles Addams.

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

The number one song in the week of September 29, 1988 was Don't Worry Be Happy (Edit) by Bobby McFerrin in US and One Moment In Time by Whitney Houston in UK.

What were the top hits on September 29, 1988?

The top hits on September 29, 1988 were Don't Worry Be Happy (Edit) by Bobby McFerrin, Love Bites by Def Leppard, I'll Always Love You by Taylor Dayne 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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