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Friday December 9, 1988

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see planets position on December 9, 1988). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Bruce Wiegner and Kwadwo Asamoah. 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 Dear Mili by Wilhelm Grimm was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Bottom Line. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Famicom Wars or Hidden Agenda.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 9 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 9 December 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • Anti-Corruption Day [1]
  • Calendar of saints: Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin : optional memorial
  • Peter Fourier, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame
  • Also see December 9 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics); specifically the conception of Saint Anne
  • Scandinavia (specifically Sweden): Anna's Day. Recognizes everyone named Anna, and marks the day to start the preparation process of the lutefisk to be consumed on Christmas Eve.
Famous Birthdays:
See other famous people born on 09 December
Facts:
  • The last Dodge Aries and Plymouth Reliant roll off the assembly line in a Chrysler factory.
  • New York Yankees sign 12-year television contract with Madison Square Garden for US$500 million.
  • The Michael Hughes Bridge in Sligo, Ireland is officially opened.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 09, 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 ?

Dear Mili

By: Wilhelm Grimm

On September 28, 1983, the discovery of a previously unknown tale by Wilhelm Grimm was reported on the front page of The New York Times.

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Anything For Billy

By: Larry McMurtry

The first time I saw Billy he came walking out of a cloud....Welcome to the wild, hot-blooded adventures of Billy the Kid, the American West's most legendary outlaw.

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Christmas In America

By: David Cohen

Christmas In America: Images Of The Holiday Season By 100 Of America's Leading P

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The Queen Of The Damned

By: Anne Rice

In a feat of virtuoso storytelling, Anne Rice unleashes Akasha, the queen of the damned, who has risen from a six-thousand-year sleep to let loose the powers of the night.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Arcade Volleyball

Arcade Volleyball

Platform: Commodore 64, Amiga

Genre: Sports

Publisher: COMPUTE! Publications, Inc.

Hidden Agenda

Hidden Agenda

Platform: Macintosh, DOS

Genre: Government simulation game

Publisher: Springboard

Arena Football

Arena Football

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: American football

Publisher: C159 Production

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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Famicom Wars

Famicom Wars

Platform: Family Computer, Virtual Console (Wii, 3DS, Wii U)

Genre: Turn-based tactics

Publisher: Nintendo

Home videos

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

Frantic

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The Big Easy

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Cry Freedom

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Predator

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Three Men and a Baby

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