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Friday 13 May 1988

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Casey Donovan and Paulo Avelino. 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. Willow, directed by Ron Howard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Zoya by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Vale Tudo. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Draconus or Jaseiken Necromancer.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

Chelmsford 123

Starring: Jimmy Mulville, Rory McGrath, Philip Pope, Howard Lew Lewis

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Fear

Starring: Iain Glen, Susannah Harker, Jesse Birdsall, Anthony Valentine

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Street

Written by: John Mankiewicz, Daniel Pyne

Starring: Stephen Chen, Patrick Garner, Marc Baron, Timothy C. Burns

Country: United States

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The Stars

Starring: Nigel Henbest

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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A Bit of Fry and Laurie

Starring: Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

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

Willow

Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring: Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Warwick Davis

Country: United States

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Wings of Desire

Directed by: Wim Wenders

Starring: Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander

Country: United States

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Above the Law

Directed by: Andrew Davis

Starring: Steven Seagal, Pam Grier, Henry Silva

Country: United States

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Beetlejuice

Directed by: Tim Burton

Starring: Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Michael Keaton

Country: United States

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Frantic

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Harrison Ford, Betty Buckley, Emmanuelle Seigner

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 May 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Maria Dominica Mazzarello (died 1881)
  • Saint John the Silent
  • Saint Gerald of Villamagna
  • Saint Robert Bellarmine
  • Saint Servatus
Famous Birthdays:
  • Casey Donovan: Australian singer, winner of the 2004 Australian Idol TV show, the youngest to date to win an Idol competition and the first Australian female winner.
  • Paulo Avelino: Filipino actor and singer.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Chet Baker: Jazz trumpeter, fell to death out of a hotel window at 59.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Kids Who Sell Crack -- May 9, 1988
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9116
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Michael Dukakis -- May 2, 1988

Books

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

Zoya

By: Danielle Steel

Against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution and World War I Europe, Zoya, young cousin to the Tsar, flees St. Petersburg to Paris to find safety. Her entire world forever changed, she faces hard times and joins the Ballet Russe ...

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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 Trial Of Socrates

By: I. F. Stone

In unraveling the long-hidden issues of the most famous free speech case of all time, noted author I.F. Stone ranges far and wide over Roman as well as Greek history to

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Love, Medicine & Miracles

By: Bernie S. Siegel

Unconditional love is the most powerful stimulant of the immune system. The truth is: love heals. Miracles happen to exceptional patients every day—patients who have the courage to love, those who

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

By Fair Means or Foul aka Pro Boxing Simulator

By Fair Means or Foul aka Pro Boxing Simulator

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

Genre: Fighting game, Sports game

Publisher: Superior/Acornsoft Superior/Alligata Codemasters

Chelnov

Chelnov

Platform: Arcade Sega Mega Drive/Genesis Sharp X68000 Virtual Console Sega Saturn(unpublished)

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Data East, Paon

Draconus

Platform: Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Zeppelin Games

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Jaseiken Necromancer

Platform: PC Engine, Mobile phone, Virtual Console, PlayStation Network

Genre: Action/role-playing video game

Publisher: Hudson Soft

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John Madden Football

Platform: Commodore 64/Commodore 128, Apple II, MS-DOS

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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