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Thursday 24 March 1988

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jean-Guillaume Béatrix and Aiga Grabuste. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Man In The Mirror by Michael Jackson. In UK I Should Be So Lucky by Kylie Minogue was in the top 5 hits. Beetlejuice, directed by Tim Burton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while The Icarus Agenda by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Chelmsford 123. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation or Golgo 13: Top Secret Episode.
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 in the last months ?

Beetlejuice

Directed by: Tim Burton

Starring: Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Michael Keaton

Country: United States

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Frantic

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Harrison Ford, Betty Buckley, Emmanuelle Seigner

Country: United States

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Bloodsport

Directed by: Newt Arnold

Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Donald Gibb, Leah Ayres

Country: United States

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Hairspray

Directed by: John Waters

Starring: Sonny Bono, Ruth Brown, Divine

Country: United States

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Stand and Deliver

Directed by: Ramon Menendez

Starring: Edward James Olmos, Estelle Harris, Mark Phelan

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Chelmsford 123

Starring: Jimmy Mulville, Rory McGrath, Philip Pope, Howard Lew Lewis

Country: United Kingdom

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The Fear

Starring: Iain Glen, Susannah Harker, Jesse Birdsall, Anthony Valentine

Country: United Kingdom

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The Street

Written by: John Mankiewicz, Daniel Pyne

Starring: Stephen Chen, Patrick Garner, Marc Baron, Timothy C. Burns

Country: United States

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Encyclopedia

Starring: Ethyl Eichelberger, Jim Fyfe, Alyson Palmer, Faith Prince

Country: United States

Sunday Night

Starring: Edd Hall, Jools Holland, David Sanborn

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 March 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • World Tuberculosis Day.
  • Saint Simeon (died 1475)
  • Ancient Latvia - Kazimiras Diena observed.
  • Saint Catharine of Sweden ((died 1381)
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Facts:
  • Gospel at Colonus opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 61 performances
  • Quarterback Dan Fouts retires.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Inset: sex therapist Dr. William Masters and Virginia Johnson. Inset: by Chiasson/Gamma Liaison.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9109
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Superman at 50 -- Mar. 14, 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 ?

Apache 3

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Tatsumi (Japan) Data East (North America)

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Blasted

Blasted

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Bally Midway

Captain Comic

Platform: DOS, NES

Genre: Side-scrolling Platformer

Publisher: Unknown (DOS), Color Dreams (NES)

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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)

Golgo 13: Top Secret Episode

Platform: NES

Genre: Action adventure

Publisher: Vic Tokai

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