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Thursday 12 May 1988

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Marcelo Vieira and Marky Cielo. 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. Chocolat, directed by Claire Denis, 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 Bereitschaft Dr. Federau. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Kaijū Monogatari or The Legend of Blacksilver.
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Movies

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

Chocolat

Directed by: Claire Denis

Starring: Isaach De Bankolé, Giulia Boschi, François Cluzet, Jean-Claude Adelin

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Track 29

Directed by: Nicolas Roeg

Starring: Theresa Russell, Gary Oldman, Christopher Lloyd, Colleen Camp

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Crocodile Dundee II

Directed by: John Cornell

Starring: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon, Ernie Dingo

Country: United States

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On the Silver Globe

Directed by: Andrzej Zulawski

Starring: Andrzej Seweryn, Jerzy Trela, Grazyna Dylag, Waldemar Kownacki

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Patty Hearst

Directed by: Paul Schrader

Starring: Natasha Richardson, William Forsythe, Ving Rhames, Frances Fisher

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TV Series

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

Bereitschaft Dr. Federau

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Der Geisterwald oder Des Raben Rache

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Vale Tudo

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

Country: Brazil

Les Girls

Jeremias Mujeres Mias

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 May 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Epiphanius
  • Saint Domitilla
  • Day of Finnishness in Finland; Commemoration day of J. V. Snellman.
  • International Nurses Day
  • Saint Modoald
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Facts:
  • Carrie opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • Chet Baker, American jazz trumpeter, falls to death out of a hotel window at age 59 (born 1929).

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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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Moonwalk

By: Michael Jackson

The #1 New York Times bestseller! Michael Jackson’s one and only autobiography – his life, in his words. With original Foreword by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, a new Introduction by Motown founder

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Citizen Cohn

By: Nicholas von Hoffman

Citizen Cohn

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Kaijū Monogatari

Kaijū Monogatari

Platform: NES

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Namco

Jet-Story

Jet-Story

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action Arcade game

Publisher: Ultrasoft

The Legend of Blacksilver

The Legend of Blacksilver

Platform: Commodore 64, Apple II

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Epyx

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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Inside Outing

Inside Outing

Platform: Sinclair Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Atari ST, Commodore Amiga

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: NA Epyx; EU The Edge Software

Home videos

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

The Untouchables

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Action Jackson

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Moonstruck

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The Seventh Sign

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Short Circuit 2

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