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Thursday 5 May 1988

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Adele and Jessica Dubroff. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Wishing Well by Terence Trent D'Arby. In UK With A Little Help From My Friends / She's Leaving Home by Wet Wet Wet / Billy Bragg With Cara Tivey was in the top 5 hits. Wings of Desire, directed by Wim Wenders, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Treasure by Clive Cussler was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hundra or F/A-18 Interceptor.
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 ?

Wings of Desire

Directed by: Wim Wenders

Starring: Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 May 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • Martyrs Neophytos, Gaius and Gaianus
  • Euthymios the Wonderworker
  • Barlaam of Serpukhov
  • Martin and Heraclius of Illyria
  • Eulogios the Confessor
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Eugene A Marino installed as 1st black US Archbishop

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Music Charts

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

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Michael Dukakis -- May 2, 1988
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9115
  • Life: Gone With The Wind 2000 Covers

Books

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

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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Emperor Of The Air

By: Ethan Canin

EMPEROR OF THE AIR "explores tricky family relationships and tender moments of self-discovery with a voice of compassion rarely found in contemporary short fiction" (San Francisco Chronicle).

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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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Winfield

By: Dave Winfield with Tom Parker

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Dark Fusion

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Amiga, Commodore 64

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Gremlin Graphics

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Hundra

Hundra

Platform: Amstrad CPC MSX ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action game

Publisher: Dinamic Software Mastertronic

BattleTech: The Crescent Hawk's Inception

Platform: PC, Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Infocom

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Double Dragon II: The Revenge

Platform: Arcade, Mega Drive, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Amiga, IBM PC, iOS, Android

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Technōs Japan

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F/A-18 Interceptor

F/A-18 Interceptor

Platform: Amiga

Genre: Flight sim

Publisher: Electronic Arts


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