Saturday December 31, 1988, NewYear’s Eve

US date format: 12/31/1988, UK date format: 31/12/1988

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 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 Valentin Montand and Valentin Livi. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Every Rose Has Its Thorn by Poison. In UK Heaven Is A Place On Earth by Belinda Carlisle was in the top 5 hits. War Requiem, directed by Derek Jarman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Final Flight by Stephen Coonts was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Fauji. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Crazy Climber 2 or Famicom Wars.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.

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Movies

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War Requiem

War Requiem

Directed by: Derek Jarman

Starring: Nathaniel Parker, Tilda Swinton, Laurence Olivier, Patricia Hayes

Touch of Death

Touch of Death

Directed by: Lucio Fulci

Starring: Brett Halsey, Ria De Simone, Al Cliver, Sacha Darwin

Robo Vampire

Robo Vampire

Directed by: Godfrey Ho

Starring: Robin Mackay, Nian Watts, Harry Myles, Joe Browne

Working Girl

Working Girl

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, Alec Baldwin

Country: United States of America

Beaches

Beaches

Directed by: Garry Marshall

Starring: Bette Midler, Barbara Hershey, John Heard, Spalding Gray

Country: United States of America

Sport Games on December 31, 1988

Sport Games on December 31, 1988


NFL

American Football
  • Philadelphia Eagles - Chicago Bears : 12 - 20
  • Seattle Seahawks - Cincinnati Bengals : 13 - 21
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TV Series

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Fauji

Fauji

Directed by: Col. Kapoor

Starring: Shah Rukh Khan

Country: India

The Bottom Line

The Bottom Line

Directed by: Tom Rulon

USA Up All Night

USA Up All Night

Starring: Carla Ulbrich

Country: United States of America

T.Bag and the Revenge of the T.Set

T.Bag and the Revenge of the T.Set

Bizimkiler

Bizimkiler

Days to next December 31

If December 31, 1988 is your birthday you're 31 years, 8 months, 22 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 9 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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 Home Planet by Kevin W. Kelley

The Home Planet

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Prepared under the aegis of the Association of Space Explorers and in cooperation with the Soviet agency Mir, The Home Planet conveys as no book ever has the human dimension of

Christmas In America by David Cohen

Christmas In America

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Christmas In America: Images Of The Holiday Season By 100 Of America's Leading P

Child Star by Shirley Temple Black

Child Star

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Shirley Temple. She was a curly-topped moppet with a saucy grin that lit up the screen and an irrepressible spirit that won America's heart.

The Sands Of Time by Sidney Sheldon

The Sands Of Time

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Spain. A land of eternal passion and unceasing bloodshed. From the vengeance of a pitiless tyrant, four women flee the sacred, once-safe walls of a convent: LUCIA, the proud survivor harboring a murderous secret from the savage clan wars of …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Crazy Climber 2

Crazy Climber 2

Platform: Arcade, Sharp X68000

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Nichibutsu, HAMSTER(PS4)

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)

Abracadabra

Abracadabra

Platform: Amstrad CPC, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: Proein Soft Line

Donald Land

Donald Land

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Action[2] Platformer

Publisher: Data East

Famicom Wars

Famicom Wars

Platform: Family Computer, Virtual Console (Wii, 3DS, Wii U)

Genre: Turn-based tactics

Publisher: Nintendo


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