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Friday 15 January 1988

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sonny Moore (aka Skrillex and Skrillex . In that special week of January people in US were listening to Got My Mind Set On You by George Harrison. In UK Heaven Is A Place On Earth by Belinda Carlisle was in the top 5 hits. Good Morning, Vietnam, directed by Barry Levinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while The Cardinal of the Kremlin by Tom Clanc was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching MAZ ab!. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Barbarian II: The Dungeon of Drax or Last Armageddon.
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 30 days ?

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

The Stars

Starring: Nigel Henbest

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Secret Life of Machines

Starring: Tim Hunkin, Rex Garrod, Frances Kay, Meg Amsden

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

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

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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Overboard

Directed by: Garry Marshall

Starring: Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Edward Herrmann

Country: United States

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Moonstruck

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Cher, Nicolas Cage, Olympia Dukakis

Country: United States

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Wall Street

Directed by: Oliver Stone

Starring: Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Tamara Tunie

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 January 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • Kerala in India - Makaravilakku or Makara Sankranthy at Sabarimala.
  • Jallikattu in South India.
  • United States - Traditionally, Martin Luther King Day.
  • North Korea - Korean Alphabet Day.
  • Malawi - John Chilembwe Day.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Sean MacBride: Irish government minister, a prominent international politician and a former Chief of Staff of the IRA.
Facts:
  • Jimmy The Greek Snyder makes racist remarks about black athletes
  • Narendra Hirwani takes 16-136 (8-61 and 8-75) versus West Indies on Test debut.
  • Disney generally releases the live-action feature film Good Morning, Vietnam to theaters. The film cost US$14 million to make.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: 1968; (clockwise fr. top L) U.S. troops landing in Vietnam, Janis Joplin, Coretta Scott King, Robert
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9098
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Mikhail Gorbachev, Man of the Year -- Jan. 4, 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 ?

Draconus

Platform: Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Zeppelin Games

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Barbarian II: The Dungeon of Drax

Barbarian II: The Dungeon of Drax

Platform: Acorn Electron, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Fighting game

Publisher: Palace Software (Europe), Epyx (North America)

Devastators

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up Third-person shooter

Publisher: Konami

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Double Dragon II: The Revenge

Platform: Arcade, Mega Drive, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Amiga, IBM PC, iOS, Android

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Technōs Japan

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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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