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Friday 8 January 1988

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on January 8, 1988). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Allison Harvard and Vitaliy Hoshkoderya. In that special week of January people in US were listening to So Emotional by Whitney Houston. In UK Heaven Is A Place On Earth by Belinda Carlisle was in the top 5 hits. The Killing Time, directed by Rick King, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Misery by Stephen King was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Finders Keepers. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Aleste or Barbarian II: The Dungeon of Drax.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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What the sky looked like on 8 January 1988

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Movies

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

The Killing Time

Directed by: Rick King

Starring: Beau Bridges, Kiefer Sutherland, Wayne Rogers, Joe Don Baker

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The Sicilian

Directed by: Michael Cimino

Starring: Christopher Lambert, Terence Stamp, Joss Ackland, John Turturro

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Fatal Beauty

Directed by: Tom Holland

Starring: Whoopi Goldberg, Sam Elliott, Rubén Blades, Harris Yulin

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Aenigma

Directed by: Lucio Fulci

Starring: Jared Martin, Lara Lamberti, Ulli Reinthaler, Sophie d'Aulan

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Big Bad Mama II

Directed by: Jim Wynorski

Starring: Angie Dickinson, Robert Culp, Danielle Brisebois, Julie McCullough

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TV Series

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

Finders Keepers

Directed by: Bryan Carberry

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Die Hausmeisterin

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The Thorns

Kampf der Tiger

Shoukoushi Sedi

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 January 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • Commonwealth Day is celebrated in Northern Mariana Islands.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Dow Jones down 140.58 points
  • Hewlett-Packard introduces HP-28S Advanced Scientific Calculator
  • 9th largest NBA crowd 38,873-Chicago Bulls at Detroit Pistons.
  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average falls 140.58 points (6.85 percent) to close at 1,911.31 in a mini-crash.
  • US female Figure Skating championship won by Debi Thomas.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on January 08, 1988 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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

Misery

By: Stephen King

The #1 national bestseller about a famous novelist held hostage by his “number one fan” and suffering a frightening case of writer’s block—that could prove fatal.

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Veil

By: Bob Woodward

Veil is the story of the covert wars that were waged in Central America, Iran and Libya in a secretive atmosphere and became the centerpieces and eventual time bombs of American

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The Bonfire Of The Vanities

By: Tom Wolfe

Vintage Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities, the #1 bestseller that will forever define late-twentieth-century New York style. "No one has portrayed New York Society this accurately and devastatingly since Edith Wharton" (The National Review)“A page-turner .

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Presumed Innocent

By: Scott Turow

Hailed as the most suspenseful and compelling novel in decades, PRESUMED INNOCENT brings to life our worst nightmare: that of an ordinary citizen facing conviction for the most terrible of all

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Barbarian II: The Dungeon of Drax

Barbarian II: The Dungeon of Drax

Platform: Acorn Electron, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Fighting game

Publisher: Palace Software (Europe), Epyx (North America)

Forgotten Worlds

Platform: Arcade, Mega Drive/Genesis, Amiga, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Master System, TurboGrafx-16

Genre: Horizontal scrolling shooter

Publisher: Capcom

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Aleste

Aleste

Platform: Master System, MSX2, Wii Virtual Console, Java Midlet

Genre: Vertical scrolling shooter

Publisher: Sega (MS) Compile (MSX2) D4Enterprise (WVC) Square Enix Mobile (JM)

Gold Rush!

Gold Rush!

Platform: MS-DOS, Amiga, Atari ST, Macintosh, Apple II, Apple IIGS

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: Sierra On-Line The Software Farm Sunlight Games

Keith Courage in Alpha Zones

Keith Courage in Alpha Zones

Platform: PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Hudson Soft NEC

Home videos

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

Stakeout

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Hellraiser

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The Monster Squad

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The Seventh Sign

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Flowers in the Attic

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