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Monday December 5, 1988

It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see planets position on December 5, 1988). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Liz Gleadle and Ross Bagley. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Look Away by Chicago. In UK Mistletoe And Wine by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Rain Man, directed by Barry Levinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Bottom Line. If you liked videogames you were probably playing King of Kings or Konami '88.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 5 December 1988

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Movies

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

Rain Man

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino, Gerald R. Molen

Country: United States

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Dangerous Liaisons

Directed by: Stephen Frears

Starring: Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Michelle Pfeiffer, Swoosie Kurtz

Country: United States

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Directed by: Frank Oz

Starring: Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Glenne Headly, Anton Rodgers

Country: United States

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I'm Gonna Git You Sucka

Directed by: Keenen Ivory Wayans

Starring: Keenen Ivory Wayans, Bernie Casey, Antonio Fargas, Steve James

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Grandmother's House

Directed by: Peter Rader

Starring: Eric Foster, Kim Valentine, Len Lesser, Ida Lee

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TV Series

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

The Bottom Line

Directed by: Tom Rulon

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Dirty Dancing

Directed by: lionsgate

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Starting from Scratch

Directed by: James Huang

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Scruples

Directed by: Alan J. Levi

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 December 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • Thailand - The King's Birthday, National Day, Father's Day
  • Day of the Ninja
  • Austria - Krampus
  • Also see December 5 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • R.C. Saints - formerly: Saint Sabas
Famous Birthdays:
See other famous people born on 05 December
Facts:
  • NC federal grand jury indict PTL founder Jim Bakker on fraud and conspiracy
  • North Carolina federal grand jury indicts PTL founder Jim Bakker on fraud and conspiracy.
  • Shuttle Atlantis (STS-27) launches world's first nuclear-war-fighting satellite.

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Sport Games on 5 December 1988

NFL
American Football
  • Chicago Bears - Los Angeles Rams : 3 - 23
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 05, 1988 - Geocentric view

Discover the planets positions on December 05, 1988 as well as what the sky looked like at your place

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Magazine Covers

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

Life magazine Beano comics

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Music Charts

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

Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Rocio Durcal - Como Tu Mujer
  2. SI EL AMOR SE VA - Roberto Carlos
  3. Angela Carrasco - BOCA ROSA
  4. Eydie Gorme - DE CORAZON A CORAZON
  5. ESTE AMOR QUE HAY QUE CALLAR - Yolandita Monge
  6. MARACAS - ALBERTO VASQUEZ/JOAN SEBASTIAN
  7. AMANTE MIA - Bonny Cepeda
  8. HAZME TUYA UNA VEZ MAS - Isabel Pantoja
  9. MALA NOCHE NO - Veronica Castro
  10. EL QUE JUEGA CON FUEGO - Lupita D'Alessio
Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Cliff Richard - Mistletoe And Wine
  2. Especially For You - Kylie & Jason
  3. Cat Among The Pigeons / Silent Night - Bros
  4. Angry Anderson - Suddenly
  5. Robin Beck - First Time

Books

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

Breathing Lessons

By: Anne Tyler

Maggie and Ira Moran have been married for twenty-eight years–and it shows: in their quarrels, in their routines, in their ability to tolerate with affection each other’s eccentricities.

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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 First Salute

By: Barbara W. Tuchman

Barbara W. Tuchman, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of the classic The Guns of August, turns her sights homeward with this brilliant, insightful narrative of the Revolutionary War.

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Child Star

By: Shirley Temple Black

Shirley Temple. She was a curly-topped moppet with a saucy grin that lit up the screen and an irrepressible spirit that won America's heart.

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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 '88

Konami '88

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Konami

King of Kings

King of Kings

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Turn-based strategy wargame

Publisher: Namco

King's Valley II

King's Valley II

Platform: MSX

Genre: Action/Puzzle

Publisher: Konami

Capcom Bowling

Capcom Bowling

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simumlation

Publisher: Capcom P&P Enterprises

Home videos

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

D.O.A.

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Shakedown

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The Big Easy

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Johnny Be Good

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Fatal Attraction

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