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Tuesday 15 March 1988

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Rebecca Moore and Chris Lent. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley. In UK I Should Be So Lucky by Kylie Minogue was in the top 5 hits. Frantic, directed by Roman Polanski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Mortal Fear by Robin Cook was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Chelmsford 123. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Konami Wai Wai World or Heavy Unit.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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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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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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Movies

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

Frantic

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Harrison Ford, Betty Buckley, Emmanuelle Seigner

Country: United States

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Bloodsport

Directed by: Newt Arnold

Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Donald Gibb, Leah Ayres

Country: United States

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Hairspray

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 March 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • International Day Against Police Brutality
  • Turkey buzzards return to Hinckley, Ohio.
  • Blessed Arnicus of Averbode
  • For corporations in the United States that use the calendar year as their fiscal year, the date on which the corporation must file its corporate income tax return
  • Constitution Day in Belarus
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Facts:
  • NASA reports accelerated breakdown of ozone layer by chlorofluorocarbons.
  • Eugene Marino of Atlanta, Georgia, USA appointed first African American archbishop.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Superman at 50 -- Mar. 14, 1988
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9108
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Manuel Noriega -- Mar. 7, 1988

Books

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

Mortal Fear

By: Robin Cook

A harrowing medical nightmare on the cutting edge of genetic research, Mortal Fear goes into the controversial future of modern medicine.

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Thriving On Chaos

By: Tom Peters

The national bestseller that offers prescriptions for an economic world turned upside down. A New York Times bestseller for eleven months.

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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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Detour

By: Cheryl Crane with Cliff Jahr

Detour - A Hollywood Tragedy: My Life with Lana Turner, My Mother

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Captain Comic

Platform: DOS, NES

Genre: Side-scrolling Platformer

Publisher: Unknown (DOS), Color Dreams (NES)

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Konami Wai Wai World

Platform: Family Computer Mobile Phones

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Konami

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8 Eyes

Platform: NES

Genre: 2D action platformer

Publisher: JP SETA; NA Taxan

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Heavy Unit

Platform: Arcade, PC Engine, Sega Mega Drive

Genre: Horizontal Scrolling Shooter

Publisher: Taito

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Insector X

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System, Sega Mega Drive, PlayStation 2

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Taito, Hot-B, Sage's Creation

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