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Monday 9 May 1988

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include John Ryan Fitzpatrick and J Fitzpatrick. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Anything For You by Gloria Estefan. In UK Perfect by Fairground Attraction was in the top 5 hits. Wings of Desire, directed by Wim Wenders, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Beloved by Toni Morrison was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Vale Tudo. If you liked videogames you were probably playing F-1 Dream or Lancelot.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

Chelmsford 123

Starring: Jimmy Mulville, Rory McGrath, Philip Pope, Howard Lew Lewis

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Fear

Starring: Iain Glen, Susannah Harker, Jesse Birdsall, Anthony Valentine

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Street

Written by: John Mankiewicz, Daniel Pyne

Starring: Stephen Chen, Patrick Garner, Marc Baron, Timothy C. Burns

Country: United States

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The Stars

Starring: Nigel Henbest

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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A Bit of Fry and Laurie

Starring: Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

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

Wings of Desire

Directed by: Wim Wenders

Starring: Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander

Country: United States

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Above the Law

Directed by: Andrew Davis

Starring: Steven Seagal, Pam Grier, Henry Silva

Country: United States

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Beetlejuice

Directed by: Tim Burton

Starring: Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Michael Keaton

Country: United States

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Frantic

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Harrison Ford, Betty Buckley, Emmanuelle Seigner

Country: United States

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Bloodsport

Directed by: Newt Arnold

Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Donald Gibb, Leah Ayres

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 9 May 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • Russia and some other parts of the former Soviet Union ? Victory Day as the end of the "Great Patriotic War".
  • Our Lady of Flanders
  • Saint Tudi
  • Saint Pachomius (died 346)
  • Saint Gerontius (died 501)
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Belgium: 8th government of Martens forms

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in May 1988?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Kids Who Sell Crack -- May 9, 1988
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9116
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Michael Dukakis -- May 2, 1988

Books

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

Beloved

By: Toni Morrison

Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby.

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The Trial Of Socrates

By: I. F. Stone

In unraveling the long-hidden issues of the most famous free speech case of all time, noted author I.F. Stone ranges far and wide over Roman as well as Greek history to

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The Power Game

By: Hedrick Smith

Pulitzer Prize winner Hedrick Smith goes inside America's power center in Washington, DC to reveal how the game of governing was played in the 1980s.

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Love, Medicine & Miracles

By: Bernie S. Siegel

Unconditional love is the most powerful stimulant of the immune system. The truth is: love heals. Miracles happen to exceptional patients every day—patients who have the courage to love, those who

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Crosswize

Crosswize

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Firebird Software

F-1 Dream

F-1 Dream

Platform: Arcade PC Engine

Genre: Formula One racing

Publisher: Capcom (AC) NEC Avenue (PCE)

Image Fight

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

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Irem

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Crossroads II

Crossroads II

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: COMPUTE!'s Gazette

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


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