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Friday July 8, 1988

It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer (see planets position on July 8, 1988). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Fanny Agostini and Rachael Finch. In that special week of July people in US were listening to The Flame by Cheap Trick. In UK Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You by Glenn Medeiros was in the top 5 hits. Die Hard, directed by John McTiernan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Moonwalk by Michael Jackson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Barfuß ins Bett. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Abadox: The Deadly Inner War or Lancelot.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 8 July 1988

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Movies

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

Die Hard

Directed by: John McTiernan

Starring: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson

Country: United States

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Midnight Run

Directed by: Martin Brest

Starring: Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Yaphet Kotto, John Ashton

Country: United States

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The Dead Pool

Directed by: Buddy Van Horn

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Liam Neeson, Patricia Clarkson, Evan C. Kim

Country: United States

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It Takes Two

Directed by: David Beaird

Starring: George Newbern, Leslie Hope, Kimberly Foster, Barry Corbin

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Coming to America

Directed by: John Landis

Starring: Eddie Murphy, Paul Bates, Garcelle Beauvais, Feather

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Barfuß ins Bett

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Brainstorm

Directed by: Douglas Trumbull

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The Big Picture

Directed by: Eric Lartigau

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Der Liebe auf der Spur

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 July 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • Annual Soapy Smith wake, held each year in Skagway, Alaska in the Gold Rush Cemetery and in Hollywood, California at the Magic Castle
  • Feast day of Saint Kilian
  • Feast day of Saint Grimbald
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Ray Barbuti: American middle distance runner and football player (Born 1905).
Facts:
  • Miami Arena opens
  • Rockers Jonathan Chico andRobert DeBarge indicted on drug trafficking
  • Stevie Wonder announces he will run for mayor of Detroit in 1992.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on July 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 July 1988 ?

Top #10 Latin songs
  1. QUE TE PASA - Yuri
  2. TOCO MADERA - Raphael
  3. LA ULTIMA LUNA - Emmanuel
  4. Es un alma en pena - Lucia Mendez
  5. Todo Por Ti - Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
  6. Braulio - EL VICIO DE TU BOCA
  7. Dyango - AHORA
  8. QUERIENDO Y NO - Isabel Pantoja
  9. SUENO CONTIGO - Jose Luis Rodriguez
  10. CUANDO EL AMOR SE ACABA - Jose Feliciano
Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Glenn Medeiros - Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You
  2. The Twist (Yo, Twist) - The Fat Boys With Chubby Checker
  3. Push It / Tramp - Salt-N-Pepa
  4. Bros - I Owe You Nothing
  5. Sabrina - Boys (Summertime Love)

Books

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

Moonwalk

By: Michael Jackson

The #1 New York Times bestseller! Michael Jackson’s one and only autobiography – his life, in his words. With original Foreword by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, a new Introduction by Motown founder

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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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People Like Us

By: Dominick Dunne

Before they had Too Much Money, the inhabitants of Dominick Dunne’s glitzy, gossipy New York Times bestselling novels were People Like Us.The

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The Icarus Agenda

By: Robert Ludlum

Colorado Congressman Evan Kendrick is trying to live out his term quietly when a political mole reveals his deepest secret: Kendrick was the anonymous hero who freed the hostages held by Arab terrorists in the American embassy in Masqat, and ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Lancelot

Lancelot

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, ZX Spectrum.

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Mandarin Software

The Battle of Olympus

The Battle of Olympus

Platform: NES, Game Boy

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: JP Imagineer; NA Brøderbund; EU Nintendo; EU Imagineer (Game Boy)

The Adventures of Bayou Billy

The Adventures of Bayou Billy

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System, Virtual Console

Genre: Beat 'em up/shooting/racing

Publisher: Konami

Carrier Command

Carrier Command

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, MS-DOS, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Apple Macintosh

Genre: Vehicle simulation game

Publisher: Rainbird

Abadox: The Deadly Inner War

Abadox: The Deadly Inner War

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Natsume, Milton Bradley

Home videos

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

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

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Short Circuit 2

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Adventures in Babysitting

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The Big Easy

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The Seventh Sign

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