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Tuesday 5 April 1988

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mylène Adam and Quade Cooper. 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 Cat Who Came For Christmas by Cleveland Amory was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching City Hunter 2. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Galactic Protector or Bases Loaded II: Second Season.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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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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Movies

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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Beetlejuice

Directed by: Tim Burton

Starring: Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Michael Keaton

Country: United States

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Frantic

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Harrison Ford, Betty Buckley, Emmanuelle Seigner

Country: United States

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Bloodsport

Directed by: Newt Arnold

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

Country: United States

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Hairspray

Directed by: John Waters

Starring: Sonny Bono, Ruth Brown, Divine

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 April 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Geeraard
  • The last day of the tax year in the United Kingdom.
  • Blessed Kreszentia Hoess
  • Saint Vincent Ferrer
  • Arbor Day in South Korea
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Facts:
  • Democratic Convention picks Michael Dukakis as their Presidential Candidate
  • Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis wins the Wisconsin Democratic presidential primary.
  • The comic strip ''FoxTrot'' makes its first appearance in US newspapers.
  • The Ojhri Camp Disaster occurs in Islamabad and Rawalpindi.
  • The Great Seto Bridge opens to traffic in Japan.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Israel at 40 -- Apr. 4, 1988
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9111
  • Life: Flight 225 Plane Crash

Books

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

The Cat Who Came For Christmas

By: Cleveland Amory

The humorous and heartwarming adventures of the sublime Polar Bear and his crafty owner, Cleveland Amory, originally published in three volumes: The Cat Who Came for Christmas, The Cat 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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Presumed Innocent

By: Scott Turow

Hailed as the most suspenseful and compelling novel in decades, PRESUMED INNOCENT brings to life our worst nightmare: that of an ordinary citizen facing conviction for the most terrible of all

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Keeping Secrets

By: Suzanne Somers

From superstar Suzanne Somers comes the much-talked-about, painfully honest account of her life in an alcoholic family and the difficult road to recovery.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

4 Soccer Simulators aka Pro Soccer Simulator

4 Soccer Simulators aka Pro Soccer Simulator

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Soccer/football

Publisher: Codemasters Gold

Galactic Protector

Galactic Protector

Platform: Sega Master System PlayStation 2 (included in Fantasy Zone Complete Collection)

Genre: Shoot'em Up

Publisher: Sega

Gold Rush!

Platform: MS-DOS, Amiga, Atari ST, Macintosh, Apple II, Apple IIGS

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: Sierra On-Line The Software Farm Sunlight Games

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Abadox: The Deadly Inner War

Abadox: The Deadly Inner War

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Natsume, Milton Bradley

Bases Loaded II: Second Season

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Jaleco

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