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Thursday 1 December 1988

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Zoë Kravitz and Zoe Kravitz. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley by Will To Power. In UK First Time by Robin Beck was in the top 5 hits. Twins, directed by Ivan Reitman, 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. On TV people were watching The Rainbow. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Colony or Grand Prix Circuit.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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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 of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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 of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Colin's Sandwich

Written by: Terry Kyan, Paul Smith

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

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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Scrooged

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe

Country: United States

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The Land Before Time

Directed by: Don Bluth

Starring: Pat Hingle, Gabriel Damon, Judith Barsi

Country: United States

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Oliver & Company

Directed by: George Scribner

Starring: Joseph Lawrence, Billy Joel, Cheech Marin

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 December 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • Iceland
  • Ancient Latvia - Barbes Diena observed
  • Feast day of St Eligius
  • Romania - Union Day (the national holiday)
  • Angola's Pioneers' Day
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Facts:
  • New York Islanders greatest shutout loss (8-0) versus Saint Louis Blues.
  • NBC bids record US$401 million to capture rights to 1992 Barcelona Olympics.
  • Benazir Bhutto named first female Prime Minister of a Muslim country (Pakistan).
  • 596 dead after cyclone hits Bangladesh, half a million homeless.
  • Chinese minister of Foreign affairs Qian Qichen visits Moscow, Russia.

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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

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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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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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Capcom Bowling

Capcom Bowling

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simumlation

Publisher: Capcom P&P Enterprises

The Colony

Platform: Macintosh, DOS, Amiga

Genre: First-person shooter, Adventure, Puzzle

Publisher: Mindscape

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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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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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Jack Nicklaus' Greatest 18 Holes of Major Championship Golf

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple IIGS, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Mac OS, MSX, NES, PC-88, PC Engine, Sharp X68000, TurboGrafx-16, TurboGrafx-CD

Genre: Sports game (golf)

Publisher: Accolade, Konami (NES), Victor Entertainment (Sharp X68000, MSX2)

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