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Tuesday 24 May 1988

1988-05-24

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of May people in US were listening to One More Try by George Michael. In UK Perfect by Fairground Attraction was in the top 5 hits. Killer Klowns from Outer Space, directed by Stephen Chiodo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Zoya by Danielle Steel 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 in the last 30 days ?

Killer Klowns from Outer Space

Directed by: Stephen Chiodo

Starring: Grant Cramer, Suzanne Snyder, John Allen Nelson

Country: United States

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Rambo III

Directed by: Peter MacDonald

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Marc de Jonge

Country: United States

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Crocodile Dundee II

Directed by: John Cornell

Starring: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon

Country: United States

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Willow

Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring: Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Warwick Davis

Country: United States

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Two Moon Junction

Directed by: Zalman King

Starring: Sherilyn Fenn, Richard Tyson, Louise Fletcher

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 May 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
  • Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
  • Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
  • Eritrea: National Day.
  • Macedonia: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Macedonian Script and Culture Day.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Porntip Nakhirunkanok, 19, of Thailand, crowned 37th Miss Universe.
  • John Moschitta sets record for fast talking: 586 words per minute.
  • Section 28 of the United Kingdom's Local Government Act 1988, a controversial amendment stating that a local authority cannot intentionally promote homosexuality, is enacted.

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CD and DVD Birthday Cards

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Illustration by Joe Lertola
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9118
  • Time: Photo of the White House by Peter Gridley-FPG International

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 ?

Alien Crush

Platform: TurboGrafx-16, PlayStation Network, Virtual Console

Genre: Pinball

Publisher: NEC

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Death Bringer Galdregon's Domain

Death Bringer Galdregon's Domain

Platform: Amiga, C64, TurboGrafx-CD, Sharp X68000

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Spotlight Software Telenet Japan (Sharp X68000)

Desert Commander

Platform: NES/Family Computer

Genre: Historic turn-based strategy

Publisher: Kemco

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Haunted Castle

Haunted Castle

Platform: Arcade, PlayStation 2

Genre: Platforming

Publisher: Konami

Legend of Makai

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Platform game

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