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Tuesday December 13, 1988

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see planets position on December 13, 1988). 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. Beaches, directed by Garry Marshall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Alaska by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Bottom Line. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Captain Blood or Herzog.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 13 December 1988

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Movies

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

Beaches

Directed by: Garry Marshall

Starring: Bette Midler, Barbara Hershey, John Heard, Spalding Gray

Country: United States

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Working Girl

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, Alec Baldwin

Country: United States

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The Boost

Directed by: Harold Becker

Starring: James Woods, Sean Young, John Kapelos, Steven Hill

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The Dark Side of the Sun

Directed by: Bozidar 'Bota' Nikolic

Starring: Guy Boyd, Brad Pitt, Cheryl Pollak, Constantin Nitchoff

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Rain Man

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino, Gerald R. Molen

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Bottom Line

Directed by: Tom Rulon

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Dirty Dancing

Directed by: lionsgate

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Starting from Scratch

Directed by: James Huang

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Scruples

Directed by: Alan J. Levi

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Legend of the Galactic Heroes

Starring: Tesshô Genda, Jôji Nakata, Shô Hayami, Ryûsei Nakao

Country: Japan

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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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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 13, 1988 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

Alaska

By: James A. Michener

In this sweeping epic of the northernmost American frontier, James A. Michener guides us through Alaska’s fierce terrain and history, from the long-forgotten past to the bustling present.

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The Shell Seekers

By: Rosamunde Pilcher

"A huge warm saga . . . A deeply satisfying story written with love and confidence." --Maeve Binchy in The New York Times Book ReviewFor the first time ever in trade

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Mitla Pass

By: Leon Uris

Writer Gideon Zadok leaves the glitter of Hollywood for the newly created State of Israel, where he learns much about himself and love while covering a dangerous military operation

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Gracie

By: George Burns

"SAY GOODNIGHT, GRACIE..." With those now familiar words, George Burns and Gracie Allen bid farewell to devoted audiences at the end of each of their broadcasts throughout the Golden Age of

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Beach Buggy Simulator

Beach Buggy Simulator

Platform: ZX Spectrum Commodore 64 Amstrad CPC

Genre: Driving, Shooting

Publisher: Silverbird

Captain Blood

Captain Blood

Platform: Atari ST, Amiga, Apple IIGS, IBM PC, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Thomson TO7, Macintosh,

Genre: Adventure, Simulation

Publisher: Infogrames

Konami '88

Konami '88

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Konami

Herzog

Herzog

Platform: MSX PC-8801 Sharp X1

Genre: Proto-RTS Real-time tactics Tactical shooter

Publisher: TechnoSoft

Fish!

Fish!

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad PCW, Apple II, Acorn Archimedes, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Apple Macintosh, MS-DOS, Sinclair Spectrum.

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Rainbird Software

Home videos

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

Eddie Murphy Raw

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The Pick-Up Artist

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Adventures in Babysitting

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She's Having a Baby

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Fatal Attraction

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