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Tuesday August 16, 1988

US date format: 8/16/1988, UK date format: 16/8/1988

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 16, 1988). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Rumer Willis and Kevin Schmidt. 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. Betrayed, directed by Costa-Gavras, 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 First Impressions. If you liked videogames you were probably playing First Queen or Chelnov.
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Movies

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

Betrayed

Directed by: Costa-Gavras

Starring: Debra Winger, Tom Berenger, John Heard, Betsy Blair

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Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers

Directed by: Michael A. Simpson

Starring: Pamela Springsteen, Renée Estevez, Tony Higgins, Valerie Hartman

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Hero and the Terror

Directed by: William Tannen

Starring: Chuck Norris, Brynn Thayer, Steve James, Jack O'Halloran

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Crossing Delancey

Directed by: Joan Micklin Silver

Starring: Amy Irving, Peter Riegert, Reizl Bozyk, Jeroen Krabbé

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The Last Temptation of Christ

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey, Paul Greco

Country: United States of America

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TV Series

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

First Impressions

Directed by: Eric Shapiro

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Encadenados

Directed by: Not specifed

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Luv Kush

Directed by: Jay Sreesivan

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Brainstorm

Directed by: Douglas Trumbull

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The Big Picture

Directed by: Eric Lartigau

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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
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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 Icarus Agenda

By: Robert Ludlum

Colorado Congressman Evan Kendrick is trying to live out his term quietly when a political mole reveals his deepest secret: Kendrick was the anonymous hero who freed the hostages held by Arab terrorists in the American embassy in Masqat, and …

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The Cardinal Of The Kremlin

By: Tom Clancy

Two men possess vital data on Russia’s Star Wars missile defense system. One of them is CARDINAL—America's highest agent in the Kremlin—and he's about to be terminated by the KGB.

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Riding The Iron Rooster

By: Paul Theroux

Paul Theroux, the author of the train travel classics The Great Railway Bazaar and The Old Patagonian Express, takes to the rails once again in this account of his epic journey

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A Trail Of Memories

By: Angelique L'Amour

For decades, generations of readers have shared their favorite passages of favorite Louis L'Amour novels and short stories: parents with their children, neighbors with their friends, executives with their staff and

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella

King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella

Platform: MS-DOS, Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIGS, Atari ST

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: Sierra On-Line

First Queen

First Queen

Platform: Super Famicom[1] Microsoft Windows Sharp X68000 NEC PC-9801

Genre: Real-time strategy RPG Action RPG

Publisher: Culture Brain

Chelnov

Chelnov

Platform: Arcade Sega Mega Drive/Genesis Sharp X68000 Virtual Console Sega Saturn(unpublished)

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Data East, Paon

Downhill Challenge

Downhill Challenge

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Amiga 500/600 (OCS/ECS), Apple IIGS, IBM PC (DOS), Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Loriciel, Brøderbund

Goody

Goody

Platform: Amstrad CPC, DOS, ZX Spectrum, MSX

Genre: Action game, Platform game

Publisher: Opera Soft

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Shakedown

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Broadcast News

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The Wind in the Willows

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Fatal Attraction

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Bad Dreams

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