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Monday 4 April 1988

It was Monday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Gautier (Star Academy) and Phil Manansala. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car by Billy Ocean. In UK Heart by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits. Above the Law, directed by Andrew Davis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while The Last Princess by Cynthia Freeman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching City Hunter 2. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Beach Buggy Simulator or Gain Ground.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Above the Law

Directed by: Andrew Davis

Starring: Steven Seagal, Pam Grier, Henry Silva

Country: United States

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Directed by: Tim Burton

Starring: Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Michael Keaton

Country: United States

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Directed by: Newt Arnold

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

Country: United States

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Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Harrison Ford, Betty Buckley, Emmanuelle Seigner

Country: United States

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Directed by: John Waters

Starring: Sonny Bono, Ruth Brown, Divine

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 of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Fear

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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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The Stars

Starring: Nigel Henbest

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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A Bit of Fry and Laurie

Starring: Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 4 April 1988 ?

  • Blessed Alice (d. 1105)
  • Saint Hildebert of Ghent (died 752)
  • Lesotho - Heroes' Day
  • Taiwan and Hong Kong - Children's Day
  • United States - Bonza Bottler Day.
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  • Last broadcast of Crossroads on British TV
  • Mets set Opening Day record with 6 HRs
  • Largest crowd (55,438) at a season game at Riverfront (Cincinnati Reds vs Saint Louis Cardinals).
  • Governor Evan Mecham of Arizona is convicted in his impeachment trial and removed from office.

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

The Last Princess

By: Cynthia Freeman

Lily is the ultimate poor little rich girl, abandoned by her parents and sent to the best Swiss boarding school money could buy.

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The Icarus Agenda

By: Robert Ludlum

Colorado Congressman Evan Kendrick is trying to live out his term quietly when a political mole reveals his deepest secret: Kendrick was the anonymous hero who freed the hostages held by Arab terrorists in the American embassy in Masqat, and ...

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The Closing Of The American Mind

By: Allan Bloom

THE BRILLIANT AND CONTROVERSIAL CRITIQUE OF AMERICAN CULTURE WITH NEARLY A MILLION COPIES IN PRINT In 1987, eminent political philosopher Allan Bloom published The Closing of the American Mind, an appraisal

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Legendary Wings

Platform: Arcade, NES

Genre: Scrolling shooter, platform

Publisher: Capcom

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Bases Loaded II: Second Season

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Jaleco

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Platform: Amiga, Atari ST

Genre: Life simulation game

Publisher: Ocean Software

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Beach Buggy Simulator

Platform: ZX Spectrum Commodore 64 Amstrad CPC

Genre: Driving, Shooting

Publisher: Silverbird

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Gain Ground

Platform: Sega System 24, Sega Master System, Mega Drive/Genesis, TurboGrafx-16 CD

Genre: Action game, strategy video game, real-time tactical shooter

Publisher: Sega

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