Tuesday May 31, 1988

US date format: 5/31/1988, UK date format: 31/5/1988

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 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 Lisa Bund and Welven Da Great. In that special week of May people in US were listening to One More Try by George Michael. In UK With A Little Help From My Friends / She's Leaving Home by Wet Wet Wet / Billy Bragg With Cara Tivey was in the top 5 hits. Puss in Boots, directed by Eugene Marner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Chaos by James Gleick was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Big Picture. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Battle of Olympus or Chelnov.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • World No Tobacco Day.
  • Syaday (Discordianism) (5th day of the season of Confusion, honors Apostle Sri Syadasti).
  • Saint Gislemerio
  • Saint Mechtilde of Diessen
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Events

  • U.S. President Ronald Reagan addresses 600 Moscow State University students, during his visit to the Soviet Union.

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Movies

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Puss in Boots

Puss in Boots

Directed by: Eugene Marner

Starring: Christopher Walken, Jason Connery, Carmela Marner, Yossi Graber

The Presidio

The Presidio

Directed by: Peter Hyams

Starring: Sean Connery, Mark Harmon, Meg Ryan, Jack Warden

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

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TV Series

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The Big Picture

The Big Picture

Directed by: Eric Lartigau

TV Pirata

TV Pirata

Starring: Débora Bloch, Louise Cardoso, Regina Casé, Luiz Fernando Guimarães

Country: Brazil

The Movie Game

The Movie Game

Garbage Pail Kids

Garbage Pail Kids

Slime Time

Slime Time

Days to next May 31

If May 31, 1988 is your birthday you're 32 years, 3 months, 27 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 4 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Chaos by James Gleick

Chaos

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The million-copy bestseller by National Book Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist James Gleick that reveals the science behind chaos theoryNational bestsellerMore than a million copies soldA work of popular science

Love In The Time Of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Love In The Time Of Cholera

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In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic.

The Mysteries Of Pittsburgh by Michael Chabon

The Mysteries Of Pittsburgh

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The enthralling debut from bestselling novelistMichael Chabon is a penetrating narrative of complexfriendships, father-son conflicts, and the awakening of a young man’s sexualidentity.

Prelude To Foundation by Isaac Asimov

Prelude To Foundation

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It is the year 12,020 G.E. and Emperor Cleon I sits uneasily on the Imperial throne of Trantor. Here in the great multidomed capital of the Galactic Empire, forty billion people

Washington Goes To War by David Brinkley

Washington Goes To War

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Though it is today the hub of international affairs and government, Washington, D.C. was once little more than a small Southern town that happened to host our nationally elected officials.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Hundra

Hundra

Platform: Amstrad CPC MSX ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action game

Publisher: Dinamic Software Mastertronic

The Battle of Olympus

The Battle of Olympus

Platform: NES, Game Boy

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: JP Imagineer; NA Brøderbund; EU Nintendo; EU Imagineer (Game Boy)

Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation

Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation

Platform: Super Famicom Game Boy Color Mobile phone Wii Android iOS

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: Square Enix (2009-present); Square Enix (2009-present)

Gemstone IV

Gemstone IV

Platform: Windows, Macintosh

Genre: Fantasy MUD

Publisher: GEnie, AOL, independent

Chelnov

Chelnov

Platform: Arcade Sega Mega Drive/Genesis Sharp X68000 Virtual Console Sega Saturn(unpublished)

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Data East, Paon

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on May 31, 1988?

On May 31, 1988 the day of the week was Tuesday.

What zodiac sign is May 31, 1988?

On May 31, 1988 the zodiac sign was Gemini.

Who was the US President on May 31, 1988?

On May 31, 1988 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 31, 1988?

On May 31, 1988 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on May 31, 1988?

On May 31, 1988 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on May 31, 1988?

On May 31, 1988 several famous people were born including, Lisa Bund, Welven Da Great, Hope Partlow.

What was the number one song in May 31, 1988?

The number one song in the week of May 31, 1988 was One More Try by George Michael in US and With A Little Help From My Friends / She's Leaving Home by Wet Wet Wet / Billy Bragg With Cara Tivey in UK.

What were the top hits on May 31, 1988?

The top hits on May 31, 1988 were One More Try by George Michael, Shattered Dreams by Johnny Hates Jazz, Naughty Girls (Need Love Too) by Samantha Fox in US and With A Little Help From My Friends / She's Leaving Home by Wet Wet Wet / Billy Bragg With Cara Tivey, Doctorin' The Tardis by The Timelords, I Owe You Nothing by Bros in UK.


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