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Sunday 2 October 1988

It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of October people in US were listening to Don't Worry Be Happy (Edit) by Bobby McFerrin. In UK One Moment In Time by Whitney Houston was in the top 5 hits. Dead Ringers, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while The Cardinal Of The Kremlin by Tom Clancy was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching American Experience. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dark Side or Hidden Agenda.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

American Experience

Written by: Henry Hampton, Stephen Fitzmeyer

Starring: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy

Country: United States

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Game, Set, and Match

Starring: Ian Holm, Michael Culver, Anthony Bate, Gail Harrison

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Keek op de week

Starring: Wim De Bie, Kees van Kooten

Country: Netherlands

Mahabharat

Starring: Arun Bakshi, Pramod Kumar, Aloka Mukerjee, Virendra Razdan

Country: India

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Round the Bend

Starring: Anthony Asbury, Richard Coombs, Alistair Fullarton, Jon Glover

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Dead Ringers

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Jeremy Irons, Genevive Bujold, Heidi von Palleske

Country: United States

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The Big Blue

Directed by: Luc Besson

Starring: Jean-Marc Barr, Jean Reno, Rosanna Arquette

Country: United States

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The Last Temptation of Christ

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey

Country: United States

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Young Guns

Directed by: Christopher Cain

Starring: Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips

Country: United States

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Cocktail

Directed by: Roger Donaldson

Starring: Tom Cruise, Bryan Brown, Elisabeth Shue

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 October 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman Catholic Church - Memorial of Guardian Angels
  • World Farm Animal Day
  • Roman festivals - First day of the Ludi Augustales to celebrate the recovery by emperor August of Roman standards from the Parthians
  • Also see October 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Guinea - Independence Day (from France, 1958)
Famous Birthdays:
See famous people born on 02 October
Famous Deaths:
  • Alec Issigonis: Greek-British car designer, developer of the Mini (Born 1906).
Facts:
  • 24th Olympic games close at Seoul, Korea
  • Gelindo Bordin wins 21st Olympics marathon (2:10:32)
  • Mike Tyson wrecks furniture in his Bernardsville New Jersey Mansion
  • Minn Twins are 1st AL club ever to break 3 million season attendance
  • Police breakup domestic disturbance between Mike Tyson and Robin Givens

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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 ?

19 Part One: Boot Camp

19 Part One: Boot Camp

Platform: Commodore 64 ZX Spectrum

Genre: Military education and training

Dark Side

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

Genre: First person shooter

Publisher: Incentive Software

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Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa

Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa

Platform: Family Computer Disk System, Family Computer, Mobile Phones (i-mode), Wii (Virtual Console), Nintendo 3DS (Virtual Console), Wii U (Virtual Console)

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Konami

Denizen

Denizen

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: Players Software

Hidden Agenda

Platform: Macintosh, DOS

Genre: Government simulation game

Publisher: Springboard

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