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Thursday 8 December 1988

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see planets position on December 8, 1988). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Pee Wee . 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 The First Salute by Barbara W. Tuchman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Bottom Line. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bonze Adventure or Exile.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 8 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 8 December 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • Malta - Public Holiday.
  • Panama - Mother's Day
  • Romania - Constitution Day
  • Bulgaria - Day of the Student (studentski praznik)
  • R.C. Saints - The solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary: a Holy Day of Obligation
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Famous vocalist Roy Orbison dies of a heart attack

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 08, 1988 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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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 ?

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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Dragonsdawn

By: Anne McCaffrey

Deadly spores threaten the human colony of Pern unless the colonists, with help from geneticist Kitti Ping, can develop fire-breathing dragons to combat the menace.

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All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten

By: Robert Fulghum

Twenty-five years ago, Robert Fulghum published a simple credo—a credo that became the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.

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Peachtree Road

By: Anne Rivers Siddons

Headstrong, independent, and devastatingly beautiful Lucy Bondurant Chastain Venable will never become the demure Southern lady her family requires—while her older cousin, Sheppard Gibbs Bondurant III, is too shy and bookish,

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Katakis

Katakis

Platform: Amiga Commodore 64 iOS (ZX Spectrum Collection)

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Rainbow Arts

Bonze Adventure

Bonze Adventure

Platform: Arcade, PC Engine, Virtual Console

Genre: Action

Publisher: Taito Corporation

Exile

Exile

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari ST, CD32

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: Superior Software, Audiogenic

Image Fight

Image Fight

Platform: Arcade, NES, PC Engine, Sharp X68000, FM Towns, Virtual Console

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Irem

The Colony

Platform: Macintosh, DOS, Amiga

Genre: First-person shooter, Adventure, Puzzle

Publisher: Mindscape

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Home videos

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

Hellraiser

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Shakedown

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The Lost Boys

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Bright Lights, Big City

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Predator

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