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Monday July 4, 1988, US Independence Day

It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer (see planets position on July 4, 1988). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Angélique Boyer and Angelique Boyer. 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. Die Hard, directed by John McTiernan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Show Time by Pat Riley was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Barfuß ins Bett. If you liked videogames you were probably playing 5th Gear or Jet-Story.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 4 July 1988

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Movies

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

Die Hard

Directed by: John McTiernan

Starring: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson

Country: United States

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Midnight Run

Directed by: Martin Brest

Starring: Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Yaphet Kotto, John Ashton

Country: United States

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The Dead Pool

Directed by: Buddy Van Horn

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Liam Neeson, Patricia Clarkson, Evan C. Kim

Country: United States

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It Takes Two

Directed by: David Beaird

Starring: George Newbern, Leslie Hope, Kimberly Foster, Barry Corbin

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Coming to America

Directed by: John Landis

Starring: Eddie Murphy, Paul Bates, Garcelle Beauvais, Feather

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Barfuß ins Bett

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Brainstorm

Directed by: Douglas Trumbull

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The Big Picture

Directed by: Eric Lartigau

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Der Liebe auf der Spur

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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)
Famous Birthdays:
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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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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on July 04, 1988 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1988 ?

Top #10 Latin songs
  1. QUE TE PASA - Yuri
  2. TOCO MADERA - Raphael
  3. LA ULTIMA LUNA - Emmanuel
  4. Es un alma en pena - Lucia Mendez
  5. Todo Por Ti - Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
  6. Braulio - EL VICIO DE TU BOCA
  7. Dyango - AHORA
  8. QUERIENDO Y NO - Isabel Pantoja
  9. SUENO CONTIGO - Jose Luis Rodriguez
  10. CUANDO EL AMOR SE ACABA - Jose Feliciano
Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Glenn Medeiros - Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You
  2. The Twist (Yo, Twist) - The Fat Boys With Chubby Checker
  3. Push It / Tramp - Salt-N-Pepa
  4. Bros - I Owe You Nothing
  5. Sabrina - Boys (Summertime Love)

Books

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

Show Time

By: Pat Riley

The head coach of the world champion Los Angeles Lakers presents the inside story of the team's 1986-87 championship season, reveals his strategies, and offers his views on the team's star players and celebrity fans

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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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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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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Jet-Story

Jet-Story

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action Arcade game

Publisher: Ultrasoft

5th Gear

5th Gear

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64

Genre: Driving game

Publisher: Hewson Consultants

King's Valley II

King's Valley II

Platform: MSX

Genre: Action/Puzzle

Publisher: Konami

Birdie Try

Birdie Try

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Data East

Cyborg Hunter

Cyborg Hunter

Platform: Sega Master System

Genre: Action

Publisher: JP Sega; NA Activision; EU Sega

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

The Couch Trip

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Cinderella

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The Untouchables

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Funny Farm

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