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Friday 8 April 1988

It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kim Myung-Sung and Joel Berghult. 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 Oscar Wilde by Richard Ellmann was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching City Hunter 2. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Formation Armed F or The Legend of Blacksilver.
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 ?

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 8 April 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Constance
  • Buddha's Birthday in Japan
  • Saint Walter of Pontoise (died 1099)
  • Saint Julie Billiart of Namur (died 1816).
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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 ?

Oscar Wilde

By: Richard Ellmann

The biography sensitive to the tragic pattern of the story of a great subject: Oscar Wilde - psychologically and sexually complicated, enormously quotable, central to a alluring cultural world and someone

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Kaleidoscope

By: Danielle Steel

When a beautiful young Frenchwoman and a brilliant American actor meet in wartime Paris, their love begins like a fairy tale but ends in tragedy. Suddenly orphaned, their three children are cruelly separated.

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Hot Money

By: Dick Francis

A classic mystery from Dick Francis, the champion of English storytellers. Malcolm Pembroke didn't get rich without making a few enemies - not least among the

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Chaos

By: James Gleick

The million-copy bestseller by National Book Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist James Gleick that reveals the science behind chaos theoryNational bestsellerMore than a million copies soldA work of popular science

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Bases Loaded II: Second Season

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Jaleco

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Beyond the Ice Palace

Beyond the Ice Palace

Platform: Amiga Amstrad CPC Atari ST Commodore 64 ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Elite Systems

Formation Armed F

Platform: Arcade Game, NEC PC Engine

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Nichibutsu

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Goal!

Platform: NES Game Boy

Genre: Traditional soccer simulation

Publisher: Jaleco

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The Legend of Blacksilver

The Legend of Blacksilver

Platform: Commodore 64, Apple II

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Epyx


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