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Monday 12 December 1988

1988-12-12

It was Monday, 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. Dangerous Liaisons, directed by Stephen Frears, 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.
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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Dangerous Liaisons

Directed by: Stephen Frears

Starring: Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Michelle Pfeiffer

Country: United States

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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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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 12 December 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Mas�'il (Questions) - First day of the 15th month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Our Lady of Guadalupe
  • Also see December 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Kenya - Jamhuri Day: Independence Day (from Britain, 1963)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Hahm Eun-Jung: South Korean singer dancer and actress (T-ara and T-ara N4).
  • Romy Perrier: Belgian singer, performing in French, participant in various TV talent shows between 2007 and 2012.
  • Ham Eun-jeong: Korean singer and actress.
  • Alfred Morris: Football Player.
See other famous people born on 12 December
Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • 3 trains collide in London, 40 die
  • Sandra Miller of Queens sues Mike Tyson for sexual harassment
  • New York City Subway system adds new stations (the Z line).
  • The Clapham Junction rail crash kills thirty-five and injures hundreds after two collisions of three commuter trains : one of the worst train crashes in the United Kingdom.
  • The Clapham Junction rail crash kills 35 and injures 132.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Good Cholesterol
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9149
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ross Johnson -- Dec. 5, 1988

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 ?

Baal

Baal

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS

Genre: Action game, Platform game

Publisher: Psyclapse

Bloody Wolf

Platform: Arcade Game, TurboGrafx/PC Engine, Virtual Console

Genre: Run and gun

Publisher: Data East, NEC Home Electronics

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Face Off

Platform: Arcade, Virtual Console

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Namco

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Grand Prix Circuit

Platform: Amiga Amstrad CPC Apple IIGS Commodore 64 DOS Macintosh ZX Spectrum

Genre: Sports, Racing

Publisher: Accolade

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Heavy Unit

Platform: Arcade, PC Engine, Sega Mega Drive

Genre: Horizontal Scrolling Shooter

Publisher: Taito

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