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Tuesday 13 December 1988

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Caterina Lopez and Rickie Fowler. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Look Away by Chicago. In UK Mistletoe And Wine by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Working Girl, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while The Sands Of Time by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Rainbow. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Battles of Napoleon or Beyond the Ice Palace.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

The Rainbow

Starring: Imogen Stubbs, Martin Wenner, Jane Gurnett, Colin Tarrant

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Almost Grown

Written by: David Chase, Lawrence Konner

Starring: Tim Daly, Eve Gordon, Rita Taggart, Michael Alldredge

Country: United States

Mystery Science Theater 3000

Written by: Joel Hodgson

Starring: Kevin Murphy, Trace Beaulieu, Jim Mallon, Michael J. Nelson

Country: United States

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This Is David Lander

Starring: Stephen Fry

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Working Girl

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver

Country: United States

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Dangerous Liaisons

Directed by: Stephen Frears

Starring: Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Michelle Pfeiffer

Country: United States

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Directed by: Frank Oz

Starring: Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Glenne Headly

Country: United States

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Rain Man

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino

Country: United States

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Mississippi Burning

Directed by: Alan Parker

Starring: Gene Hackman, Willem Dafoe, Frances McDormand

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 December 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Tellus was worshipped in the district Carinae at the Esquiline Hill, and a lectisternium or table was spread for Ceres.
  • R.C. Saints - memorial of Saint Lucy
  • Also see December 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • In the Julian calendar before the Gregorian reform, this was the shortest day and longest night, and widely celebrated as such
  • In the Irish calendar the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following the Feast of Saint Lucy were observed as Quarter tense.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • 3 men end 29-hr all-466-station subway ride in New York City
  • Arafat addresses UN in Geneva
  • Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat gives a speech at the United Nations General Assembly in the Swiss city of Geneva after the United States authorities refused to give him a visa to enter New York.
  • Three men end 29-hour all-466-station subway ride in New York City, New York.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1988?

  • Time: Good Cholesterol
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9149
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ross Johnson -- Dec. 5, 1988

Books

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

Leaving Home

By: Garrison Keillor

In the first collection of Lake Wobegon monologues, Keillor tells readers more about some of the people from Lake Wobegon Days and introduces some new faces.

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The Bonfire Of The Vanities

By: Tom Wolfe

Vintage Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities, the #1 bestseller that will forever define late-twentieth-century New York style. "No one has portrayed New York Society this accurately and devastatingly since Edith Wharton" (The National Review)“A page-turner .

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The Tommyknockers

By: Stephen King

Master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic, terrifying #1 New York Times bestseller about a terrifying otherworldly discovery and the effects it has a on a small town.“Late

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Kaleidoscope

By: Danielle Steel

When a beautiful young Frenchwoman and a brilliant American actor meet in wartime Paris, their love begins like a fairy tale but ends in tragedy. Suddenly orphaned, their three children are cruelly separated.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Hanjuku Hero

Platform: Famicom

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: Square

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Anticipation

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Board game

Publisher: Nintendo

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Battles of Napoleon

Platform: Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS

Genre: Wargame

Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc.

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Beyond the Ice Palace

Beyond the Ice Palace

Platform: Amiga Amstrad CPC Atari ST Commodore 64 ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Elite Systems

Chopper I

Chopper I

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: SNK


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