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Sunday 8 May 1988

It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 8, 1988). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Trisha Paytas and Danijel Alibabic. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Wishing Well by Terence Trent D'Arby. In UK Perfect by Fairground Attraction was in the top 5 hits. The Big Blue, directed by Luc Besson, 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 Bereitschaft Dr. Federau. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Final Round or Arena Football.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 8 May 1988

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Movies

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

The Big Blue

Directed by: Luc Besson

Starring: Jean-Marc Barr, Jean Reno, Rosanna Arquette, Paul Shenar

Country: United States

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On the Silver Globe

Directed by: Andrzej Zulawski

Starring: Andrzej Seweryn, Jerzy Trela, Grazyna Dylag, Waldemar Kownacki

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Patty Hearst

Directed by: Paul Schrader

Starring: Natasha Richardson, William Forsythe, Ving Rhames, Frances Fisher

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Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood

Directed by: John Carl Buechler

Starring: Terry Kiser, Jennifer Banko, John Otrin, Susan Blu

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The Wrong Guys

Directed by: Danny Bilson

Starring: Louie Anderson, Richard Lewis, Richard Belzer, Franklyn Ajaye

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TV Series

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

Bereitschaft Dr. Federau

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Der Geisterwald oder Des Raben Rache

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Hello! Lady Lynn

Amar y vivir

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 May 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • Saints Wiro, Plechelmus and Otger
  • Saint Macharius of Ghent (died 1012)
  • Parents' Day in South Korea
  • Iris feast of the Region of Brussels capital (in Belgium)
  • VE Day
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Robert A Heinlein: American science-fiction writer (Friday), dies of heart failure at age 80 (born 1907).
Facts:
  • Oba Oba closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 46 performances
  • Francois Mitterrand elected President of France
  • Mike Tyson crashes his $183,000 Bently on Varick St. in New York City
  • Amateur referees work New Jersey Devils-Boston Bruins playoff games, as NHL referees walk-off, due to a restraining order brought by the Devils.
  • Juli Inkster wins LPGA Crestar Golf Classic.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 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 May 1988 ?

Top #10 Latin songs
  1. AY AMOR - Ana Gabriel
  2. Y AHORA TE VAS - Los Bukis
  3. Juan Gabriel - DEBO HACERLO
  4. Braulio - EL VICIO DE TU BOCA
  5. QUE TE PASA - Yuri
  6. LA ULTIMA LUNA - Emmanuel
  7. ES MEJOR PERDONAR - Daniela Romo
  8. AMOR PERFECTO - Roberto Carlos
  9. Mi Hembra - Jose Jose
  10. Luis Angel - DAME TU AMOR
Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Fairground Attraction - Perfect
  2. With A Little Help From My Friends / She's Leaving Home - Wet Wet Wet / Billy Bragg With Cara Tivey
  3. S-Express - Theme From S-Express
  4. Kylie Minogue - Got To Be Certain
  5. New Order - Blue Monday 1988

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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Love In The Time Of Cholera

By: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic.

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Washington Goes To War

By: David Brinkley

Though it is today the hub of international affairs and government, Washington, D.C. was once little more than a small Southern town that happened to host our nationally elected officials.

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The Last Princess

By: Cynthia Freeman

The New York Times–bestselling novel of a forbidden 1920s romance between a rebellious society woman and a Jewish writer from the author of No Time for Tears.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Denizen

Denizen

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: Players Software

Arena Football

Arena Football

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: American football

Publisher: C159 Production

The Final Round

The Final Round

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports (boxing)

Bravoman

Platform: Arcade, PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16, Wii (Virtual Console)

Genre: Beat 'em up/horizontal scrolling shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; NA NEC

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Amadeus Revenge

Amadeus Revenge

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Music game, Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Systems Editoriale s.r.l.

Home videos

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

D.O.A.

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Hellraiser

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Born in East L.A.

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Cry Freedom

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Switching Channels

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