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Wednesday 14 December 1988

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Vanessa Anne and Vanessa Hudgens. 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 The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Rainbow. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Fire-Brigade The Battle for Kiev - 1943 or Godzilla: Monster of Monsters!.
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 ?

The Rainbow

Starring: Imogen Stubbs, Martin Wenner, Jane Gurnett, Colin Tarrant

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Almost Grown

Written by: David Chase, Lawrence Konner

Starring: Tim Daly, Eve Gordon, Rita Taggart, Michael Alldredge

Country: United States

Mystery Science Theater 3000

Written by: Joel Hodgson

Starring: Kevin Murphy, Trace Beaulieu, Jim Mallon, Michael J. Nelson

Country: United States

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Neizchezvashtite

Starring: Elzhana Popova, Atanass Atanassov, Petar Slabakov, Ani Petrova

Country: Bulgaria

This Is David Lander

Starring: Stephen Fry

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Working Girl

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver

Country: United States

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Dangerous Liaisons

Directed by: Stephen Frears

Starring: Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Michelle Pfeiffer

Country: United States

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Directed by: Frank Oz

Starring: Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Glenne Headly

Country: United States

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Rain Man

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino

Country: United States

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Mississippi Burning

Directed by: Alan Parker

Starring: Gene Hackman, Willem Dafoe, Frances McDormand

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 14 December 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - Memorial of Saint John of the Cross
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Facts:
  • US agrees to talk to Palestine Liberation Organization (first time in 13 years).
  • Spanish general strike to protest austerity measures.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Good Cholesterol
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9149
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ross Johnson -- Dec. 5, 1988

Books

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

The Polar Express

By: Chris Van Allsburg

1986 Caldecott Medal Winner A young boy, lying awake one Christmas Eve, is welcomed aboard a magical trip to the North Pole . . . Through dark forests, over tall mountains, and across a desert of ice, the Polar Express ...

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Anything For Billy

By: Larry McMurtry

The first time I saw Billy he came walking out of a cloud....Welcome to the wild, hot-blooded adventures of Billy the Kid, the American West's most legendary outlaw.

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The Home Planet

By: Kevin W. Kelley

Prepared under the aegis of the Association of Space Explorers and in cooperation with the Soviet agency Mir, The Home Planet conveys as no book ever has the human dimension of

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All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten

By: Robert Fulghum

Twenty-five years ago, Robert Fulghum published a simple credo—a credo that became the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Fire-Brigade The Battle for Kiev - 1943

Fire-Brigade The Battle for Kiev - 1943

Platform: IBM PC DOS 3.0 Mac OS 2.0 Atari Amiga

Genre: Computer Wargame

Publisher: Panther Games Pty Ltd

Heavy Unit

Platform: Arcade, PC Engine, Sega Mega Drive

Genre: Horizontal Scrolling Shooter

Publisher: Taito

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Denizen

Denizen

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: Players Software

Famicom Wars

Platform: Family Computer, Virtual Console (Wii, 3DS, Wii U)

Genre: Turn-based tactics

Publisher: Nintendo

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Godzilla: Monster of Monsters!

Platform: NES

Genre: Action

Publisher: Toho

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