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Thursday 14 April 1988

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Solène Jambaqué and Ben Lloyd-Hughes. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car by Billy Ocean. In UK Heart by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits. Above the Law, directed by Andrew Davis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Thriving On Chaos by Tom Peters was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching City Hunter 2. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Demon's Winter or Erika to Satoru no Yume Bōken.
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 ?

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 ?

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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Bloodsport

Directed by: Newt Arnold

Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Donald Gibb, Leah Ayres

Country: United States

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Hairspray

Directed by: John Waters

Starring: Sonny Bono, Ruth Brown, Divine

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 14 April 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • Vishu - Harvest festival in Kerala, India.
  • N'Ko Alphabet Day - the anniversary of the day the N'Ko alphabet was completed in 1949.
  • Tamil New Year - Celebrations for Tamils all over the world.
  • New Year Celebrations in parts of India and whole of Sri Lanka.
  • Baisakhi - Celebrations in Punjab, India.
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Facts:
  • Mail opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 36 performances
  • Devils 6-5 over Islanders-Devils take 1st round 4-2
  • USSR, US, Pakistan, and Afghanistan sign Afghanistan treaty (Geneva Accords). The Soviet Union commits itself to withdrawal of its forces from Afghanistan.
  • The USS Samuel B. Roberts strikes a mine in the Persian Gulf during Operation Earnest Will.
  • In a United Nations ceremony in Geneva, Switzerland, the Soviet Union signs an agreement pledging to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Jessie Jackson -- Apr. 11, 1988
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9112
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Israel at 40 -- Apr. 4, 1988

Books

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

Thriving On Chaos

By: Tom Peters

The national bestseller that offers prescriptions for an economic world turned upside down. A New York Times bestseller for eleven months.

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Presumed Innocent

By: Scott Turow

Hailed as the most suspenseful and compelling novel in decades, PRESUMED INNOCENT brings to life our worst nightmare: that of an ordinary citizen facing conviction for the most terrible of all

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Under The Eye Of The Clock

By: Christopher Nolan

Christopher Nolan’s injuries at birth left him severely disabled and handicapped; he was entirely paralyzed and unable to communicate, but he had so much to say and was burning

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Patriot Games

By: Tom Clancy

From Tom Clancy, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Ryan novels--including his latest blockbusters Command Authority and Threat Vector--comes a gripping story of the Ryan family under

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

America Daitōryō Senkyo

America Daitōryō Senkyo

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Government simulation

Publisher: Hect

Demon's Winter

Platform: Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc.

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Erika to Satoru no Yume Bōken

Erika to Satoru no Yume Bōken

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Namco

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Side-scrolling action

Publisher: JP Toho; NA Bandai

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Godzilla: Monster of Monsters!

Platform: NES

Genre: Action

Publisher: Toho

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