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Thursday 13 October 1988

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Chris Webby and Norris Cole. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Red Red Wine '88 by UB40. In UK One Moment In Time by Whitney Houston was in the top 5 hits. The Accused, directed by Jonathan Kaplan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while The Cardinal Of The Kremlin by Tom Clancy was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Colin's Sandwich. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Adventures of Bayou Billy or Hoshi wo Sagashite.
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 30 days ?

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

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The Kids in the Hall

Starring: Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney

Country: Canada

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American Experience

Written by: Henry Hampton, Stephen Fitzmeyer

Starring: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy

Country: United States

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Game, Set, and Match

Starring: Ian Holm, Michael Culver, Anthony Bate, Gail Harrison

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Keek op de week

Starring: Wim De Bie, Kees van Kooten

Country: Netherlands

Movies

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

The Accused

Directed by: Jonathan Kaplan

Starring: Kelly McGillis, Jodie Foster, Bernie Coulson

Country: United States

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Dead Ringers

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Jeremy Irons, Genevive Bujold, Heidi von Palleske

Country: United States

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The Big Blue

Directed by: Luc Besson

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

Country: United States

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The Last Temptation of Christ

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey

Country: United States

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Young Guns

Directed by: Christopher Cain

Starring: Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 October 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • RC Saints - translation (1163) of Saint Edward the Confessor; memorial of Saint Gerald of Aurillac
  • Roman festivals - Fontanalia: festival dedicated to Fontus
  • French Republican Calendar - POche (Peach) Day, twenty-second day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Also see October 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • John Peel Day - A day celebrating the life and influence of the late John Peel.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Mike Venezia: jockey, dies in 5th-race fall at Belmont Race Track, New York.
Facts:
  • Nobel prize for literature awarded to Naguib Mahfouz
  • In the second U.S. presidential debate, held by U.C.L.A., the Democratic party nominee, Michael Dukakis, is asked by journalist Bernard Shaw of CNN if he would support the death penalty if his wife, Kitty, were to be raped and murdered. Gov. Dukakis' reply, voicing his opposition to capital punishment in any and all circumstances, is later said to have been a major reason for the eventual failure of his campaign for the White House.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: U.S. Returns to Space -- Oct. 10, 1988
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9139
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: John Sasso & James Bakker -- Oct. 3, 1988

Books

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

The Cardinal Of The Kremlin

By: Tom Clancy

Two men possess vital data on Russia’s Star Wars missile defense system. One of them is CARDINAL—America's highest agent in the Kremlin—and he's about to be terminated by the KGB.

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Spock'S World

By: Diane Duane

It is the twenty-third century. On the planet Vulcan, a crisis of unprecedented proportion has caused the convocation of the planet's ruling council -- and summoned the U.S.S.

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The Ragman'S Son

By: Kirk Douglas

Charts the rise of Kirk Douglas, son of an illiterate Russian-Jewish ragman. This book tells of a childhood of poverty and the father whose presence had a profound effect on his

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Breathing Lessons

By: Anne Tyler

Maggie and Ira Moran have been married for twenty-eight years–and it shows: in their quarrels, in their routines, in their ability to tolerate with affection each other’s eccentricities.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

4x4 Off-Road Racing

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Amiga, DOS, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Epyx

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The Adventures of Bayou Billy

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System, Virtual Console

Genre: Beat 'em up/shooting/racing

Publisher: Konami

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Deja Vu II: Lost in Las Vegas

Deja Vu II: Lost in Las Vegas

Platform: Apple IIGS, Macintosh; Atari ST, CD-i, Commodore Amiga, Game Boy Color, PC, Pocket PC

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Mindscape

Herzog

Platform: MSX PC-8801 Sharp X1

Genre: Proto-RTS Real-time tactics Tactical shooter

Publisher: TechnoSoft

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Hoshi wo Sagashite

Hoshi wo Sagashite

Platform: Sega Master System

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Sega


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