Sunday January 31, 1988

US date format: 1/31/1988, UK date format: 31/1/1988

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It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on January 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 Mozart La Para and Dylan Scott. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Need You Tonight by INXS. In UK I Think We're Alone Now by Tiffany was in the top 5 hits. The Unbearable Lightness of Being, directed by Philip Kaufman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while The Bonfire Of The Vanities by Tom Wolfe was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Secret Life of Machines. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Iron Tank: The Invasion of Normandy Great Tank or Chase H.Q..
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Movies

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Directed by: Philip Kaufman

Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Juliette Binoche, Lena Olin, Derek de Lint

Country: United States of America

Cop

Cop

Directed by: James B. Harris

Starring: James Woods, Lesley Ann Warren, Charles Durning, Charles Haid

She's Having a Baby

She's Having a Baby

Directed by: John Hughes

Starring: Kevin Bacon, Elizabeth McGovern, Alec Baldwin, James Ray

The Sisterhood

The Sisterhood

Directed by: Cirio H. Santiago

Starring: Rebecca Holden, Chuck Wagner, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Barbara Patrick

Tapeheads

Tapeheads

Directed by: Bill Fishman

Starring: John Cusack, Tim Robbins, Mary Crosby, Clu Gulager

history

Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Blessed Ludovica
  • Saint Geminianus
  • Saint Marcella
  • Saint Pedro Nolasco
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Events

  • Barge sinks near Anacortes, Washington, USA, spills 70,000 gallons of oil.

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Sport Games on January 31, 1988

Sport Games on January 31, 1988


NFL

American Football
  • Denver Broncos - Washington Redskins : 10 - 42
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TV Series

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The Secret Life of Machines

The Secret Life of Machines

Starring: Tim Hunkin, Rex Garrod, Frances Kay, Meg Amsden

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Wonder Years

The Wonder Years

Sueurs froides

Sueurs froides

ALF Tales

ALF Tales

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Books

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The Bonfire Of The Vanities by Tom Wolfe

The Bonfire Of The Vanities

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Vintage Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities, the #1 bestseller that will forever define late-twentieth-century New York style. "No one has portrayed New York Society this accurately and devastatingly since Edith Wharton" (The National Review)“A page-turner .

Winters' Tales by Jonathan Winters

Winters' Tales

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The most original and influential comic mind of our generation gives us a rollicking tour of his expansive imagination. Alongside the hilarity are intimate, revealing, and poignant recollections of childhood`s pains

Chronicle Of The 20Th Century by Clifton Daniel

Chronicle Of The 20Th Century

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There's never been anything like it. Imagine being able to sweep your eyes over the incredible riches and excitement of our century as reported in the important" News of the Day"

Mortal Fear by Robin Cook

Mortal Fear

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A harrowing medical nightmare on the cutting edge of genetic research, Mortal Fear goes into the controversial future of modern medicine.

Heaven And Hell by John Jakes

Heaven And Hell

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The bestselling saga that has sold more than 5 million copies.The books that inspired the smash-hit television miniseries.Beautifully repackaged for the Dutton hardcover release of On Secret Service--John Jakes's long-awaited return

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Iron Tank: The Invasion of Normandy Great Tank

Iron Tank: The Invasion of Normandy Great Tank

Platform: NES

Genre: Shooting

Publisher: SNK

Chase H.Q.

Chase H.Q.

Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, FM Towns, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Gear, MSX, Master System, Genesis, X68000, Super NES, Famicom, TurboGrafx-16, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Racing, Vehicular combat

Publisher: Taito

Bakutotsu Kijūtei

Bakutotsu Kijūtei

Platform: Arcade, Wii (Virtual Console)

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Namco

5th Gear

5th Gear

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64

Genre: Driving game

Publisher: Hewson Consultants

Akakage

Akakage

Platform: Famicom

Genre: Action

Publisher: Toei Animation


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