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Saturday 14 May 1988

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Elease Donovan and Jayne Appel. 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 The Icarus Agenda by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Vale Tudo. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Kid Kool or Exile.
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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Encyclopedia

Starring: Ethyl Eichelberger, Jim Fyfe, Alyson Palmer, Faith Prince

Country: United States

Sunday Night

Starring: Edd Hall, Jools Holland, David Sanborn

Country: United States

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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Two Moon Junction

Directed by: Zalman King

Starring: Sherilyn Fenn, Richard Tyson, Louise Fletcher

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 14 May 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Carthach the Younger
  • DubsDay in Dublin Ireland (14th of May in 2006).
  • Mother's Day in various countries (second Sunday of May in 2006).
  • Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut, or Israeli Independence Day. The observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar.
  • Paraguay - Flag Day.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Willem Drees: Prime Minister of the Netherlands 1948-1958.
Facts:
  • Mail closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 36 performances
  • 1st non-pitcher (Jose Oquendo) in 20 years to get a decision in a baseball game, he and St. Louis Cardinals lose to Braves 7-5 in 19 inn
  • Carrollton bus collision: a drunk driver traveling the wrong way on Interstate 71 near Carrollton, Kentucky, United States hits a converted school bus carrying a church youth group. The crash and ensuing fire kill 27.

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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 ?

Leaving Home

By: Garrison Keillor

In the first collection of Lake Wobegon monologues, Keillor tells readers more about some of the people from Lake Wobegon Days and introduces some new faces.

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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 Tommyknockers

By: Stephen King

Master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic, terrifying #1 New York Times bestseller about a terrifying otherworldly discovery and the effects it has a on a small town.“Late

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Kaleidoscope

By: Danielle Steel

When a beautiful young Frenchwoman and a brilliant American actor meet in wartime Paris, their love begins like a fairy tale but ends in tragedy. Suddenly orphaned, their three children are cruelly separated.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Corruption

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Apple II, Acorn Archimedes, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Apple Macintosh, MS-DOS, Sinclair Spectrum.

Genre: Text Adventure

Publisher: Rainbird Software

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Kid Kool

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Vic Tokai

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Last Armageddon

Platform: NEC PC-8801 MSX Sharp X68000 PC Engine CD-ROM²[3] Family Computer[1] DOS FM Towns

Genre: Role-playing game[1]

Publisher: Yutaka[1] (Famicom)

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Blasted

Blasted

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Bally Midway

Exile

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari ST, CD32

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: Superior Software, Audiogenic

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