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Wednesday 14 September 1988

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Martin Fourcade and Kirsten Haglund. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Sweet Child O' Mine by Guns N' Roses. In UK Groovy Kind Of Love by Phil Collins was in the top 5 hits. The Big Blue, directed by Luc Besson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while The Lives Of John Lennon by Albert Goldman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Reaching for the Skies. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Apache 3 or Devastators.
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TV Series

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

Reaching for the Skies

Starring: Louis Blériot, Winston Churchill, Alan Cobham, Robert L. Crippen

Rough Guide to Europe

Starring: Magenta Devine, Sankha Guha

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

TV Pirata

Starring: Débora Bloch, Louise Cardoso, Regina Casé, Luiz Fernando Guimarães

Country: Brazil

The D Generation Goes Commercial

Starring: Santo Cilauro, Marg Downey, Michael Veitch, Rob Sitch

Country: Australia

Vale Tudo

Starring: Regina Duarte, Antônio Fagundes, Glória Pires, Cássio Gabus Mendes

Country: Brazil

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Movies

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

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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Cocktail

Directed by: Roger Donaldson

Starring: Tom Cruise, Bryan Brown, Elisabeth Shue

Country: United States

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Die Hard

Directed by: John McTiernan

Starring: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 14 September 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • Eastern Orthodox Church - Exaltation of the Cross, which commemorates the discovery of the (allegedly) original Christian cross in 326 by Helena, mother of Constantine, as well as the recovery from the Persians by Heraclius in 628.
  • Formerly, in the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches, the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following 14 September were observed as one of the four sets of Ember days. In the Irish calendar they were known as Quarter tense.
  • Roman Catholic Church - Triumph of the Cross (compare May 3, Finding of the Holy Cross).
  • In ancient Greece, the first day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, during which the sacred objects were brought from Eleusis to Athens.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Louis Quinn: Actor (Unholy Rollers), dies at 73 of cancer.

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Books

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

The Lives Of John Lennon

By: Albert Goldman

The result of six years of research and some 1,200 interviews, this book takes fans deep into Lennon’s secretive world, from his traumatic childhood to his Beatles days to his hidden

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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 Duchess Of Windsor

By: Charles Higham

"Deeply researched, valuable." –The New York Times Book Review "A shocker . . . stunning . . . absolutely hypnotic.

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The Shell Seekers

By: Rosamunde Pilcher

"A huge warm saga . . . A deeply satisfying story written with love and confidence." --Maeve Binchy in The New York Times Book ReviewFor the first time ever in trade

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Grand Prix Circuit

Platform: Amiga Amstrad CPC Apple IIGS Commodore 64 DOS Macintosh ZX Spectrum

Genre: Sports, Racing

Publisher: Accolade

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Apache 3

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Tatsumi (Japan) Data East (North America)

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Better Dead Than Alien

Better Dead Than Alien

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Electra (ODE) - Worldwide

Devastators

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up Third-person shooter

Publisher: Konami

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Kid Kool

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Vic Tokai

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