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Sunday 14 February 1988, Valentine's Day

It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Quentin Mosimann and Asia Nitollano. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Could've Been by Tiffany. In UK I Should Be So Lucky by Kylie Minogue was in the top 5 hits. Hairspray, directed by John Waters, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Time Flies by Bill Cosby was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Fear. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Crazy Climber 2 or Famicom Tantei Club: Kieta Kōkeisha.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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


Directed by: John Waters

Starring: Sonny Bono, Ruth Brown, Divine

Country: United States

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Stand and Deliver

Directed by: Ramon Menendez

Starring: Edward James Olmos, Estelle Harris, Mark Phelan

Country: United States

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Good Morning, Vietnam

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Starring: Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Tung Thanh Tran

Country: United States

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*batteries not included

Directed by: Matthew Robbins

Starring: Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Frank McRae

Country: United States

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Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Cher, Nicolas Cage, Olympia Dukakis

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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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Star Trek: The Next Generation

Written by: Gene Roddenberry

Starring: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 14 February 1988 ?

  • Denmark - Fastelavn. Children dress up, much like Halloween in the US.
  • Arizona - Admission Day (1912).
  • Mexico - Day of National Mourning (1831).
  • Oregon - Admission Day (1859).
  • Western World - Valentine's Day.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Frederick Loewe: US composer (My Fair Lady), dies at age 84 in Palm Springs, California (born in Vienna, Austria).
  • General hospital star Jackie Zeman marries Glenn Gorden
  • Alfredo Stroessner re-elected President of Paraguay.
  • Bobby Allison at age 50 becomes oldest driver to win Daytona 500.
  • At the Cal Neva Club casino in Reno, Nevada, Cammie Brewer wins the largest slot machine jackpot of US$6.8 million on a Megabucks machine, after playing about US$20.
  • Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic.

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

Time Flies

By: Bill Cosby

WE'RE ALL GETTING OLDER,AND BILL COSBY KEEPS GETTING BETTERAmerica's best-loved humorist, media personality and bestselling author now brings his unique warmth, wisdom and wit to a subject common to all: aging.

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Donnie Brasco

By: Joseph D. Pistone with Richard Woodley

Very Good to Like New condition. Bright clean cover has light shelf wear. Text is perfect. Same day shipping.

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By: James Gleick

The million-copy bestseller by National Book Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist James Gleick that reveals the science behind chaos theoryNational bestsellerMore than a million copies soldA work of popular science

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By: Toni Morrison

Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Chopper I

Chopper I

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: SNK

Crazy Climber 2

Platform: Arcade, Sharp X68000

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Nichibutsu, HAMSTER(PS4)

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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

Jaseiken Necromancer

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

Genre: Action/role-playing video game

Publisher: Hudson Soft

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The Guardian Legend

Platform: NES

Genre: Action-adventure game Scrolling shooter

Publisher: JP Irem; NA Brøderbund; EU Nintendo

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