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Tuesday 16 August 1988

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Rumer Willis American actress and Rumer Willis. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Roll With It by Steve Winwood. In UK The Only Way Is Up by Yazz & The Plastic Population 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 Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Forgotten Worlds or Hot Chase.
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 ?

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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City Hunter 2

Starring: Akira Kamiya, Shingo Kanemoto

Country: Japan

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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 16 August 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
  • USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
  • Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
  • Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • IBM introduces software for artificial intelligence
  • Jailed black nationalist Nelson Mandela struck with tuberculosis
  • Mayor Koch says he plans to wipe out street-corner windshield washers

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Books

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

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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The Rise And Fall Of The Great Powers

By: Paul Kennedy

About national and international power in the "modern" or Post Renaissance period. Explains how the various powers have risen and fallen over the 5 centuries since the formation of the "new

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Timothy'S Game

By: Lawrence Sanders

Lawrence Sanders, author of "The Anderson Tapes," "The First Deadly Sin," and most recently, "The Timothy Files," continues the adventures of Timothy Cone, a tough Wall Street stock investigator, which involve

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Till We Meet Again

By: Judith Krantz

Eve dared. . . Eve, with passion that overruled her total innocence, ran away from home to live in unrepentant sin; won stardom singing on the stage of the Parisian music

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Birdie Try

Birdie Try

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Data East

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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Crossroads II

Crossroads II

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: COMPUTE!'s Gazette

Forgotten Worlds

Platform: Arcade, Mega Drive/Genesis, Amiga, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Master System, TurboGrafx-16

Genre: Horizontal scrolling shooter

Publisher: Capcom

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Hot Chase

Hot Chase

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Driving


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