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Wednesday 11 May 1988

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Blac Chyna and Jeremy Maclin. 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 Rock Star by Jackie Collins was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Vale Tudo. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Computer Edition of Scrabble or Double Dragon II: The Revenge.
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 11 May 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Francis of Girolamo
  • Saint Estella
  • Holiday of the City of Miskolc (since 1992).
  • Saint Odilo of Cluny
  • Saint Majolus of Cluny
Famous Birthdays:
See other famous people born on 11 May
Famous Deaths:
  • H A R (Kim) Philby: British double agent, dies (born 1912).
  • Kim Philby: British double agent, a master spy and traitor, the mysterious "third man" whose unmasking as Soviet agent in 1963 rocked the empire.
Facts:
  • KV Mechelen wins 28th Europe Cup II.
  • Mario Andretti records fastest Indianapolis 500 lap (221.565 mph).

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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 ?

Rock Star

By: Jackie Collins

Newly repackaged—classic novels from New York Times bestselling author Jackie Collins! Power. Sex. Money. Fame. The new Hollywood wives have it all.

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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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Treasure

By: Clive Cussler

Clive Cussler, author of sixteen consecutive New York Times bestseller brings us beloved character Dirk Pitt, who discovers a trail leading straight to priceless treasures.

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Thriving On Chaos

By: Tom Peters

The national bestseller that offers prescriptions for an economic world turned upside down. A New York Times bestseller for eleven months.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

The Computer Edition of Scrabble

Platform: Apple II, DOS, Macintosh

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Virgin Interactive Entertainment

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Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation

Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation

Platform: Super Famicom Game Boy Color Mobile phone Wii Android iOS

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: Square Enix (2009-present); Square Enix (2009-present)

Chopper I

Chopper I

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: SNK

Double Dragon II: The Revenge

Platform: Arcade, Mega Drive, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Amiga, IBM PC, iOS, Android

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Technōs Japan

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Madden NFL

Platform: Apple II, Amiga, Macintosh, SNES, Sega Genesis, Game Gear, 3DO, Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube, Wii, Wii U, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Windows PC, Mac OS X, DOS, PlayStat

Genre: American football video game

Publisher: EA Sports

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