It was 1988
I was in 9th grade and in the Fall entered 10th grade
William Nuschler Clark, Jr was in his third year of playing major league baseball and still for the San Francisco Giants
Barry Lamar Bonds was in his third year of playing major league baseball and still for the Pittsburgh Pirates
People rented VHS tapes at video store
IF a VHS tape was out for rental ONLY it would cost 95.99 to own it. IF you STILL WANTED to own the movie on VHS you have to ask Blockbuster or The Wherehouse about it, not Target, Branes and Noble, Walmart or Price Club. For it to be at the regular non sale price of 19.95, you would have to wait for another release date.
Laser Disc came out for both rental and sale. IF you wanted to own the movie on Laser Disc it would cost 35.99.
In between James Bond movies
The movies released were Young Guns, Bat*21, Rain Man, Red Heat Twins, Die Hard, Mississippi Burning, Stand and Deliver, The Presidio, Mystic Pizza, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Midnight Run, Big, Little Nikita, Alien Nation, Oliver and Company, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Land Before Time, City War, Tiger On Beat, Police Story 2, Tiger Cage, The Big Heat, Painted Faces
The movie Colors staring Sean Penn and Robert Duvall was some what of a hit and Ice T came out with the title rap song to the movie.
The spy novel The Cardinal of the Kremlin by Tom Clancy was released
John Gardner came out with his second of The Railton family spy novel The Secret Houses
John Gardner came out with his 7th James Bond novel Scorpius of 16
Stephen Hawking came out with his book A Brief History of Time
Sony finally conceded defeat of Betamax when it, too, began producing VHS recorders
Mickey Mouse's 60th birthday
William Webster was CIA Director after being FBI Director
In the fall of 1988 Star Trek The Next Generation would start it second season in syndication, the series was never made for the big networks or cable. These days you wonder are there still new shows made just for syndication not the networks or cable.
Nine years left till Hong Kong would be handed back over to China from British Rule