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Thursday 11 August 1988

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Patty Mills and David Hudson. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Roll With It by Steve Winwood. In UK The Only Way Is Up by Yazz & The Plastic Population was in the top 5 hits. The Last Temptation of Christ, directed by Martin Scorsese, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while To Be The Best by Barbara Taylor Bradford was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gold Rush! or Abadox: The Deadly Inner War.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Last Temptation of Christ

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey

Country: United States

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Young Guns

Directed by: Christopher Cain

Starring: Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips

Country: United States

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Directed by: Roger Donaldson

Starring: Tom Cruise, Bryan Brown, Elisabeth Shue

Country: United States

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Die Hard

Directed by: John McTiernan

Starring: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia

Country: United States

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The Dead Pool

Directed by: Buddy Van Horn

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Liam Neeson, Patricia Clarkson

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Rough Guide to Europe

Starring: Magenta Devine, Sankha Guha

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

TV Pirata

Starring: Débora Bloch, Louise Cardoso, Regina Casé, Luiz Fernando Guimarães

Country: Brazil

The D Generation Goes Commercial

Starring: Santo Cilauro, Marg Downey, Michael Veitch, Rob Sitch

Country: Australia

Vale Tudo

Starring: Regina Duarte, Antônio Fagundes, Glória Pires, Cássio Gabus Mendes

Country: Brazil

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City Hunter 2

Starring: Akira Kamiya, Shingo Kanemoto

Country: Japan

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 11 August 1988 ?

  • Brazil - Student�s Day, Lawyer�s Day, Foundation of the Law Studies in Brazil
  • Zimbabwe - Heroes Day
  • Taiwan - Valentine's Day
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Tiburtius
  • St. Chromatius
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Famous Deaths:
  • Pauline Lafont: French actress, daughter of Diourka Medveczky, Hungarian sculptor, and Bernadette Lafont, French actress.
  • Jean-Pierre Ponnele: Opera director (Carmina Burana), dies at 56.
  • Anne Ramsey: American actress, dies of cancer at age 59 (born 1929).
  • 225 at bats after #299, Met Gary Carter is 59th to hit 300th HR
  • Charlotte Colisieum in Charlotte NC opens
  • Meir Kahane renounces US citizenship to stay in Israeli Parliament.

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

To Be The Best

By: Barbara Taylor Bradford

Enthralling sequel to Barbara Taylor Bradford's universally loved novels, A Woman of Substance and Hold The Dream. Set in Yorkshire, Hong Kong and America, this remarkable contemporary novel continues the

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By: Erich Segal

Writing with all the passion of Love Story and power of The Class, Erich Segal sweeps us into the lives of the Harvard Medical School's class of 1962. His

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The Cardinal Of The Kremlin

By: Tom Clancy

Two men possess vital data on Russia’s Star Wars missile defense system. One of them is CARDINAL—America's highest agent in the Kremlin—and he's about to be terminated by the KGB.

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Riding The Iron Rooster

By: Paul Theroux

Paul Theroux, the author of the train travel classics The Great Railway Bazaar and The Old Patagonian Express, takes to the rails once again in this account of his epic journey

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Black Lamp

Platform: Amiga, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: platform

Publisher: Firebird Software

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Platform: Amiga, Atari ST

Genre: Life simulation game

Publisher: Ocean Software

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Gold Rush!

Platform: MS-DOS, Amiga, Atari ST, Macintosh, Apple II, Apple IIGS

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: Sierra On-Line The Software Farm Sunlight Games

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Platform: Amiga Commodore 64 iOS (ZX Spectrum Collection)

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Rainbow Arts

Abadox: The Deadly Inner War

Abadox: The Deadly Inner War

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Natsume, Milton Bradley

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