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Friday 5 August 1988

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Federica Pellegrini and ThatdudeMCFLY . In that special week of August people in US were listening to Roll With It by Steve Winwood. In UK The Only Way Is Up by Yazz & The Plastic Population was in the top 5 hits. The Last Temptation of Christ, directed by Martin Scorsese, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Thriving On Chaos by Tom Peters was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dive Bomber or Hoshi wo Sagashite.
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 ?

The Last Temptation of Christ

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey

Country: United States

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Young Guns

Directed by: Christopher Cain

Starring: Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips

Country: United States

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Cocktail

Directed by: Roger Donaldson

Starring: Tom Cruise, Bryan Brown, Elisabeth Shue

Country: United States

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Die Hard

Directed by: John McTiernan

Starring: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia

Country: United States

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The Dead Pool

Directed by: Buddy Van Horn

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Liam Neeson, Patricia Clarkson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 August 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Memmius
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Oswald
  • St. Afra and her companions
  • Burkina Faso - Independence Day
  • Croatia - Victory Day and National Thanksgiving Day
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Mario Biaggi (Representative-Democrat-New York), convicted of racketeering, resigns seat.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: PeeWee Herman
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ocean Pollution -- Aug. 1, 1988
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9128

Books

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

Thriving On Chaos

By: Tom Peters

The national bestseller that offers prescriptions for an economic world turned upside down. A New York Times bestseller for eleven months.

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For The Record

By: Donald T. Regan

In this provocative and stunningly insightful memoir, Donald T. Regan takes us down the corridors of power in Washington and into the heart of the Reagan Administration.

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Love In The Time Of Cholera

By: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic.

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Generation Of Swine

By: Hunter S. Thompson

From the bestselling author of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, the legendary Hunter S. Thompson’s second volume of the “Gonzo Papers” is back.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

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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Hoshi wo Sagashite

Hoshi wo Sagashite

Platform: Sega Master System

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Sega

Fusion

Platform: Atari ST, Amiga

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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Battlehawks 1942

Platform: MS-DOS, Amiga, Atari ST

Genre: Flight simulation

Publisher: Lucasfilm Games

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Bonze Adventure

Bonze Adventure

Platform: Arcade, PC Engine, Virtual Console

Genre: Action

Publisher: Taito Corporation


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