Wednesday August 31, 1988

US date format: 8/31/1988, UK date format: 31/8/1988

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 31, 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 Rachel Legrain-Trapani and Tanaya Henry. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Monkey by George Michael. In UK Groovy Kind Of Love by Phil Collins was in the top 5 hits. Dead Ringers, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Doctors by Erich Segal was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching First Impressions. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Armalyte or Final Blow.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
  • Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
  • Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
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Events

  • 5-day power blackout of downtown Seattle begins
  • Arbitrator George Nicolau rules owners conspired against free agents
  • Bomb attack on office of South Africa Council of Churches
  • Five-day power blackout of downtown Seattle, Washington, USA begins.

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Movies

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Dead Ringers

Dead Ringers

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Jeremy Irons, Geneviève Bujold, Heidi von Palleske, Barbara Gordon

Country: United States of America

Paperhouse

Paperhouse

Directed by: Bernard Rose

Starring: Charlotte Burke, Jane Bertish, Samantha Cahill, Glenne Headly

Baby Boom

Baby Boom

Directed by: Charles Shyer

Starring: Diane Keaton, Sam Shepard, Harold Ramis, Kristina Kennedy

Some Girls

Some Girls

Directed by: Michael Hoffman

Starring: Patrick Dempsey, Jennifer Connelly, Sheila Kelley, Lance Edwards

Moon Over Parador

Moon Over Parador

Directed by: Paul Mazursky

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Raul Julia, Sônia Braga, Jonathan Winters

TV Series

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First Impressions

First Impressions

Directed by: Eric Shapiro

Luv Kush

Luv Kush

Directed by: Jay Sreesivan

Brainstorm

Brainstorm

Directed by: Douglas Trumbull

The Big Picture

The Big Picture

Directed by: Eric Lartigau

Ramona

Ramona

Days to next August 31

If August 31, 1988 is your birthday you're 32 years, 19 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 12 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Doctors by Erich Segal

Doctors

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Writing with all the passion of Love Story and power of The Class, Erich Segal sweeps us into the lives of the Harvard Medical School's class of 1962. His

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.

Transformation by Whitley Strieber

Transformation

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The author of Communion has seen a new vision of this magnificent, mysterious, and fiercely alive universe through the shattering effects of an assault from the unknown.

Libra by Don DeLillo

Libra

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In this powerful, eerily convincing fictional speculation on the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Don DeLillo chronicles Lee Harvey Oswald's odyssey from troubled teenager to a man of precarious stability who

Senatorial Privilege by Leo Damore

Senatorial Privilege

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More than two decades have passed since a car driven by Senator Edward Kennedy plunged off Dike Bridge on Chappaquiddick killing former staffer Mary Jo Kopechne.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Ataxx

Ataxx

Platform: Arcade

Publisher: Capcom The Leland Corporation

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)

Bad Dudes Vs. DragonNinja

Bad Dudes Vs. DragonNinja

Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, NES, ZX Spectrum, Zeebo

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Data East (Japan) Data East USA (North America) Imagine Software (Europe) Namco Ocean Software Majesco Entertainment G-mode Co., Ltd. (Brazil)

Armalyte

Armalyte

Platform: C64 Amiga Atari ST

Genre: Shoot'em up

Publisher: Thalamus Ltd

Final Blow

Final Blow

Platform: Arcade, Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Taito


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