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Wednesday 7 December 1988

1988-12-07

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Look Away by Chicago. In UK Mistletoe And Wine by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, directed by Frank Oz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while The Sands Of Time by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Directed by: Frank Oz

Starring: Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Glenne Headly

Country: United States

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Rain Man

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino

Country: United States

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Mississippi Burning

Directed by: Alan Parker

Starring: Gene Hackman, Willem Dafoe, Frances McDormand

Country: United States

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Twins

Directed by: Ivan Reitman

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, Kelly Preston

Country: United States

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The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

Directed by: David Zucker

Starring: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, O.J. Simpson

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

The Rainbow

Starring: Imogen Stubbs, Martin Wenner, Jane Gurnett, Colin Tarrant

Country: United Kingdom

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Almost Grown

Written by: David Chase, Lawrence Konner

Starring: Tim Daly, Eve Gordon, Rita Taggart, Michael Alldredge

Country: United States

Mystery Science Theater 3000

Written by: Joel Hodgson

Starring: Kevin Murphy, Trace Beaulieu, Jim Mallon, Michael J. Nelson

Country: United States

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This Is David Lander

Starring: Stephen Fry

Country: United Kingdom

Colin's Sandwich

Written by: Terry Kyan, Paul Smith

Starring: Mel Smith, Louisa Rix, Tony Haase, Andrew Robertson

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 7 December 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • United States - Pearl Harbor Day (observance)
  • International Civil Aviation Day
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Ambrose: Memorial
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • 6.9 earthquake in Armenia, Spitak destroyed, 60,000 killed
  • Armenian SSR rocked by earthquake, 8 on Richter scale (55,000 die)
  • Earthquake in Armenia (more than 25,000 killed, 5,000,000 homeless)
  • Rangers sign free-agent pitcher Nolan Ryan to a one-year contract
  • New York Islanders fire Terry Simpson; Al Arbour new coach.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1988?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ross Johnson -- Dec. 5, 1988
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9148
  • Life: Lisa Marie Presley and Mom

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Tommyknockers

By: Stephen King

Master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic, terrifying #1 New York Times bestseller about a terrifying otherworldly discovery and the effects it has a on a small town.“Late

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Kaleidoscope

By: Danielle Steel

When a beautiful young Frenchwoman and a brilliant American actor meet in wartime Paris, their love begins like a fairy tale but ends in tragedy. Suddenly orphaned, their three children are cruelly separated.

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The Bonfire Of The Vanities

By: Tom Wolfe

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 .

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Leaving Home

By: Garrison Keillor

In the first collection of Lake Wobegon monologues, Keillor tells readers more about some of the people from Lake Wobegon Days and introduces some new faces.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Goody

Platform: Amstrad CPC, DOS, ZX Spectrum, MSX

Genre: Action game, Platform game

Publisher: Opera Soft

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Abracadabra

Platform: Amstrad CPC, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: Proein Soft Line

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Blasted

Blasted

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Bally Midway

The Computer Edition of Scrabble

Platform: Apple II, DOS, Macintosh

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Virgin Interactive Entertainment

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Hot Rod

Platform: Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Amiga, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Racing game

Publisher: Sega (Arcade) Activision (computers)

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