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Wednesday 9 November 1988

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Fall of the Berlin Wall and Analeigh Tipton. In that special week of November people in US were listening to Wild, Wild West by The Escape Club. In UK First Time by Robin Beck was in the top 5 hits. Oliver & Company, directed by George Scribner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Landslide by Jane Mayer and Doyle McManus was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Neizchezvashtite. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Kaijū Monogatari or Denizen.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Oliver & Company

Directed by: George Scribner

Starring: Joseph Lawrence, Billy Joel, Cheech Marin

Country: United States

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Child's Play

Directed by: Tom Holland

Starring: Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent

Country: United States

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They Live

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Roddy Piper, Keith David, Meg Foster

Country: United States

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Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

Directed by: Dwight H. Little

Starring: Donald Pleasence, Ellie Cornell, Danielle Harris

Country: United States

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Mystic Pizza

Directed by: Donald Petrie

Starring: Annabeth Gish, Julia Roberts, Lili Taylor

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Starring: Elzhana Popova, Atanass Atanassov, Petar Slabakov, Ani Petrova

Country: Bulgaria

This Is David Lander

Starring: Stephen Fry

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Starring: Barbara Topsøe-Rothenborg, Jesper Christensen, Katrine Jensenius, Marie Andersen

Country: Denmark

Colin's Sandwich

Written by: Terry Kyan, Paul Smith

Starring: Mel Smith, Louisa Rix, Tony Haase, Andrew Robertson

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Kids in the Hall

Starring: Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney

Country: Canada

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 9 November 1988 ?

  • Roman Catholicism - Dedication of the Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, Cathedral of the Pope (memorial feast day)
  • Also see November 9 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Cambodia - Independence Day (1953)
  • Pakistan - Allama Iqbal Day (1877)
  • Germany - November 9th is often called Germany's Schicksalstag (day of fate) due to the events of 1848, 1918, 1923, 1938, and 1989.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • John Mitchell: American award-winning actor, writer and director, best known for his films Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001), Shortbus (2006) and Rabbit Hole (2010).
  • David Bauer: Canadian ice hockey player and priest (Born 1924).
  • Prince of Central Park opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • MLB All-Star team beat Japan 8-2 in Nishinomya, (Game 4 of 7)

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


By: Jane Mayer and Doyle McManus

This is an expose of the last four years of Ronald Reagan's presidency, which studies internal rivalries and dissension within the White House.

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Breathing Lessons

By: Anne Tyler

Maggie and Ira Moran have been married for twenty-eight years–and it shows: in their quarrels, in their routines, in their ability to tolerate with affection each other’s eccentricities.

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Till We Meet Again

By: Judith Krantz

Eve dared. . . Eve, with passion that overruled her total innocence, ran away from home to live in unrepentant sin; won stardom singing on the stage of the Parisian music

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By: Richard Bach

I gave my life to become the person I am right now. Was it worth it?

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Bloody Wolf

Platform: Arcade Game, TurboGrafx/PC Engine, Virtual Console

Genre: Run and gun

Publisher: Data East, NEC Home Electronics

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Famicom Tantei Club: Kieta Kōkeisha

Famicom Tantei Club: Kieta Kōkeisha

Platform: Family Computer Disk System, Game Boy Advance, Virtual Console

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Nintendo

Kaijū Monogatari

Kaijū Monogatari

Platform: NES

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Namco

Crossroads II

Crossroads II

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: COMPUTE!'s Gazette



Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: Players Software

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