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Thursday May 12, 1988

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 12, 1988). 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 Washington Goes To War by David Brinkley was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Bereitschaft Dr. Federau. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Barbarian II: The Dungeon of Drax or Beyond the Ice Palace.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 12 May 1988

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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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Willow

Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring: Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Warwick Davis, Jean Marsh

Country: United States

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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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The Big Blue

Directed by: Luc Besson

Starring: Jean-Marc Barr, Jean Reno, Rosanna Arquette, Paul Shenar

Country: United States

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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
Famous Birthdays:
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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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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 12, 1988 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1988 ?

Top #10 Latin songs
  1. QUE TE PASA - Yuri
  2. Y AHORA TE VAS - Los Bukis
  3. LA ULTIMA LUNA - Emmanuel
  4. AY AMOR - Ana Gabriel
  5. Juan Gabriel - DEBO HACERLO
  6. Braulio - EL VICIO DE TU BOCA
  7. BUSCARE - Lorenzo Antonio
  8. Mi Hembra - Jose Jose
  9. ES MEJOR PERDONAR - Daniela Romo
  10. VEN DEVORAME OTRA VEZ - Lalo Rodriguez
Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Fairground Attraction - Perfect
  2. With A Little Help From My Friends / She's Leaving Home - Wet Wet Wet / Billy Bragg With Cara Tivey
  3. S-Express - Theme From S-Express
  4. Kylie Minogue - Got To Be Certain
  5. New Order - Blue Monday 1988

Books

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

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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Love In The Time Of Cholera

By: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic.

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Battle Cry Of Freedom

By: James M. McPherson

Filled with fresh interpretations and information, puncturing old myths and challenging new ones, Battle Cry of Freedom will unquestionably become the standard one-volume history of the Civil War.James

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The Rise And Fall Of The Great Powers

By: Paul Kennedy

About national and international power in the "modern" or Post Renaissance period. Explains how the various powers have risen and fallen over the 5 centuries since the formation of the "new

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Barbarian II: The Dungeon of Drax

Barbarian II: The Dungeon of Drax

Platform: Acorn Electron, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Fighting game

Publisher: Palace Software (Europe), Epyx (North America)

Beyond the Ice Palace

Beyond the Ice Palace

Platform: Amiga Amstrad CPC Atari ST Commodore 64 ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Elite Systems

Golgo 13: Top Secret Episode

Golgo 13: Top Secret Episode

Platform: NES

Genre: Action adventure

Publisher: Vic Tokai

The Legendary Axe

The Legendary Axe

Platform: TurboGrafx-16

Genre: Platform

Publisher: JP Victor Interactive Software; NA NEC

Godzilla: Monster of Monsters!

Platform: NES

Genre: Action

Publisher: Toho

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Home videos

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

School Daze

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Short Circuit 2

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Willow

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The Living Daylights

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Flowers in the Attic

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