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Monday 4 July 1988, US Independence Day

It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Angelique Boyer and Jada Stevens. In that special week of July people in US were listening to The Flame by Cheap Trick. In UK Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You by Glenn Medeiros was in the top 5 hits. Midnight Run, directed by Martin Brest, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Rough Guide to Europe. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Barbarian II: The Dungeon of Drax or Dive Bomber.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Rough Guide to Europe

Starring: Magenta Devine, Sankha Guha

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

TV Pirata

Starring: Débora Bloch, Louise Cardoso, Regina Casé, Luiz Fernando Guimarães

Country: Brazil

The D Generation Goes Commercial

Starring: Santo Cilauro, Marg Downey, Michael Veitch, Rob Sitch

Country: Australia

Vale Tudo

Starring: Regina Duarte, Antônio Fagundes, Glória Pires, Cássio Gabus Mendes

Country: Brazil

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City Hunter 2

Starring: Akira Kamiya, Shingo Kanemoto

Country: Japan

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Movies

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

Midnight Run

Directed by: Martin Brest

Starring: Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Yaphet Kotto

Country: United States

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A Fish Called Wanda

Directed by: Charles Crichton

Starring: John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline

Country: United States

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Coming to America

Directed by: John Landis

Starring: Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones

Country: United States

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy

Country: United States

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The Great Outdoors

Directed by: Howard Deutch

Starring: Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Stephanie Faracy

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 4 July 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • Filipino-American Friendship Day
  • In astronomy, the approximate date of Earth's aphelion.
  • United States and Denmark - Independence Day (1776)
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • 102nd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Stefan Edberg beats Becker (46 76 64 62)
  • Kansas City releases pitcher Dan Quisenberry, whose 238 saves are the 4th most
  • US navy shoots down Iranian civilian jetliner over Gulf, kills 290

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Drought -- July 4, 1988
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9124
  • Life: Mike Tyson And Robin Givens

Books

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

The Shell Seekers

By: Rosamunde Pilcher

"A huge warm saga . . . A deeply satisfying story written with love and confidence." --Maeve Binchy in The New York Times Book ReviewFor the first time ever in trade

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Freaky Deaky

By: Elmore Leonard

“Wonderfully wicked…a nonstop, pedal-to-the-metal romp.” —Chicago TribuneOver-the-hill former counter-culture SDS revolutionaries decide to turn bomb-making—and detonating—from a political statement to a profitable enterprise in the master Elmore Leonard’s electrifying and explosively

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The Rise And Fall Of The Great Powers

By: Paul Kennedy

About national and international power in the "modern" or Post Renaissance period. Explains how the various powers have risen and fallen over the 5 centuries since the formation of the "new

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Prelude To Foundation

By: Isaac Asimov

It is the year 12,020 G.E. and Emperor Cleon I sits uneasily on the Imperial throne of Trantor. Here in the great multidomed capital of the Galactic Empire, forty billion people

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Barbarian II: The Dungeon of Drax

Barbarian II: The Dungeon of Drax

Platform: Acorn Electron, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Fighting game

Publisher: Palace Software (Europe), Epyx (North America)

Better Dead Than Alien

Better Dead Than Alien

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Electra (ODE) - Worldwide

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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Dive Bomber

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

Genre: Combat flight simulator

Publisher: U.S. Gold, Gremlin Graphics

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Ninja Gaiden

Platform: Arcade, NES, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, DOS, PC Engine, ZX Spectrum, Atari Lynx, Game Boy, Game Gear, Master System, Sega Genesis, SNES, mobile phone, Xbox, Nintendo DS, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii Virtual

Genre: Action-adventure, hack and slash

Publisher: Tecmo Microsoft Sega Nintendo Koei Tecmo

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