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Wednesday 13 July 1988

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Colton Haynes and Tulisa Contostavlos. In that special week of July people in US were listening to The Flame by Cheap Trick. In UK Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You by Glenn Medeiros was in the top 5 hits. Die Hard, directed by John McTiernan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while The Rise And Fall Of The Great Powers by Paul Kennedy was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Rough Guide to Europe. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Exile or The Final Round.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Die Hard

Directed by: John McTiernan

Starring: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia

Country: United States

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The Dead Pool

Directed by: Buddy Van Horn

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Liam Neeson, Patricia Clarkson

Country: United States

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Midnight Run

Directed by: Martin Brest

Starring: Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Yaphet Kotto

Country: United States

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A Fish Called Wanda

Directed by: Charles Crichton

Starring: John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline

Country: United States

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Coming to America

Directed by: John Landis

Starring: Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Rough Guide to Europe

Starring: Magenta Devine, Sankha Guha

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

TV Pirata

Starring: Débora Bloch, Louise Cardoso, Regina Casé, Luiz Fernando Guimarães

Country: Brazil

The D Generation Goes Commercial

Starring: Santo Cilauro, Marg Downey, Michael Veitch, Rob Sitch

Country: Australia

Vale Tudo

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

Country: Brazil

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City Hunter 2

Starring: Akira Kamiya, Shingo Kanemoto

Country: Japan

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 July 1988 ?

  • Mongolia - Naadam Holiday, 3rd day
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of K�lim�t (Words) - First day of the seventh month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • Bon Festival - Buddhist festival to honor the dead (East Japan)
  • Kiribati - Independence Day, 2nd day (not a holiday)
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  • 9th Emmy Sports Award presentation
  • Red Sox replace manager John McNamara with Joe Morgan
  • Sting performs his 1st Rain Forest benefit concert

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

  • Time: Magnifico' mural of Edward James Olmos painted by Joe L. Gonzalez on a gray concrete-block wall jus
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9125
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Drought -- July 4, 1988


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

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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By: Gerald Clarke

An American original, Truman Capote was one of the best writers of his generation, a superb and almost matchless stylist. His short stories made him a literary celebrity while still in

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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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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari ST, CD32

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: Superior Software, Audiogenic

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Lee Trevino's Fighting Golf

Platform: Arcade, NES

Genre: Traditional golf simulation

Publisher: SNK

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The Final Round

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports (boxing)

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Golgo 13: Top Secret Episode

Platform: NES

Genre: Action adventure

Publisher: Vic Tokai

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Konami Wai Wai World

Platform: Family Computer Mobile Phones

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Konami

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