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Wednesday May 4, 1988

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 4, 1988). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Radja Nainggolan and Robert Lacy. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Wishing Well by Terence Trent D'Arby. In UK Perfect by Fairground Attraction was in the top 5 hits. The Big Blue, directed by Luc Besson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while The Mysteries Of Pittsburgh by Michael Chabon was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Bereitschaft Dr. Federau. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cloud Master or Konami Wai Wai World.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 4 May 1988

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Movies

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

The Big Blue

Directed by: Luc Besson

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

Country: United States

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On the Silver Globe

Directed by: Andrzej Zulawski

Starring: Andrzej Seweryn, Jerzy Trela, Grazyna Dylag, Waldemar Kownacki

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Patty Hearst

Directed by: Paul Schrader

Starring: Natasha Richardson, William Forsythe, Ving Rhames, Frances Fisher

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Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood

Directed by: John Carl Buechler

Starring: Terry Kiser, Jennifer Banko, John Otrin, Susan Blu

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The Wrong Guys

Directed by: Danny Bilson

Starring: Louie Anderson, Richard Lewis, Richard Belzer, Franklyn Ajaye

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TV Series

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

Bereitschaft Dr. Federau

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Der Geisterwald oder Des Raben Rache

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Adventures Beyond Belief

Directed by: Marcus Tompson

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Hello! Lady Lynn

Amar y vivir

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 4 May 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • Star Wars day, "May the 4th be with you" pun on "May the force be with you"
  • Republic of China - Literary Day (???, commemorating May Fourth Movement).
  • International Firefighters' Day.
  • Saint Ladislaus of Gielnow
  • People's Republic of China - Youth Day (???, commemorating May Fourth Movement).
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • A major explosion at an industrial solid-fuel rocket plant in Henderson, Nevada, causes damage extending up to 10 miles away, including Las Vegas's McCarran International Airport.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 04, 1988 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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Music Charts

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

Top #10 Latin songs
  1. AY AMOR - Ana Gabriel
  2. Y AHORA TE VAS - Los Bukis
  3. Juan Gabriel - DEBO HACERLO
  4. Braulio - EL VICIO DE TU BOCA
  5. QUE TE PASA - Yuri
  6. LA ULTIMA LUNA - Emmanuel
  7. ES MEJOR PERDONAR - Daniela Romo
  8. AMOR PERFECTO - Roberto Carlos
  9. Mi Hembra - Jose Jose
  10. Luis Angel - DAME TU AMOR
Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Fairground Attraction - Perfect
  2. With A Little Help From My Friends / She's Leaving Home - Wet Wet Wet / Billy Bragg With Cara Tivey
  3. S-Express - Theme From S-Express
  4. Kylie Minogue - Got To Be Certain
  5. New Order - Blue Monday 1988

Books

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

The Mysteries Of Pittsburgh

By: Michael Chabon

The enthralling debut from bestselling novelistMichael Chabon is a penetrating narrative of complexfriendships, father-son conflicts, and the awakening of a young man’s sexualidentity.

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Tapestry

By: Belva Plain

Beginning in 1920, paralleling Hitler's rise to power, and encompassing World War II, Bleva Plain's new novel weaves the threads of history into a brilliant tapestry.

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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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Treasure

By: Clive Cussler

Clive Cussler, author of sixteen consecutive New York Times bestseller brings us beloved character Dirk Pitt, who discovers a trail leading straight to priceless treasures.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Battle Chess

Platform: Amiga, 3DO Interactive Multiplayer, Acorn Archimedes, Amiga CD32, Amiga CDTV, Apple IIGS, Apple IIe, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, FM Towns, NES, Mac OS, NEC PC-9801, X68000, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Chess

Publisher: Interplay Entertainment

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Konami Wai Wai World

Konami Wai Wai World

Platform: Family Computer Mobile Phones

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Konami

Cloud Master

Platform: Arcade, MSX, NES, Sega Master System, Sharp X68000

Genre: Horizontal Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Hot-B

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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

Formation Armed F

Formation Armed F

Platform: Arcade Game, NEC PC Engine

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Nichibutsu

Home videos

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

Mothra

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Shakedown

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The Wind in the Willows

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Off Limits

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Fatal Beauty

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