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Friday December 16, 1988

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see planets position on December 16, 1988). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Anna Popplewell and Mats Hummels. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Look Away by Chicago. In UK Mistletoe And Wine by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Beaches, directed by Garry Marshall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Dear Mili by Wilhelm Grimm was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Bottom Line. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hanjuku Hero or Inside Outing.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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What the sky looked like on 16 December 1988

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Movies

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

Beaches

Directed by: Garry Marshall

Starring: Bette Midler, Barbara Hershey, John Heard, Spalding Gray

Country: United States

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Working Girl

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, Alec Baldwin

Country: United States

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The Boost

Directed by: Harold Becker

Starring: James Woods, Sean Young, John Kapelos, Steven Hill

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The Dark Side of the Sun

Directed by: Bozidar 'Bota' Nikolic

Starring: Guy Boyd, Brad Pitt, Cheryl Pollak, Constantin Nitchoff

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Rain Man

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino, Gerald R. Molen

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Bottom Line

Directed by: Tom Rulon

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Dirty Dancing

Directed by: lionsgate

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Starting from Scratch

Directed by: James Huang

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Scruples

Directed by: Alan J. Levi

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Legend of the Galactic Heroes

Starring: Tesshô Genda, Jôji Nakata, Shô Hayami, Ryûsei Nakao

Country: Japan

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 December 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - O Sapientia ; Adelaide of Italy
  • South Africa - Day of Reconciliation
  • Nepal - Constitution Day (To be confirmed)
  • Kazakhstan - Independence Day
  • Bahrain - National Day
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Political cult leader Lyndon LaRouche convicted of tax, mail fraud.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 16, 1988 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

Dear Mili

By: Wilhelm Grimm

On September 28, 1983, the discovery of a previously unknown tale by Wilhelm Grimm was reported on the front page of The New York Times.

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The Polar Express

By: Chris Van Allsburg

This holiday season, remind everyone that the world is full of wonder - all one must do is look for it, and listen...and believe. This lavish, limited edition box set will bring the magic into your home and enchant all ...

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Seven Stories Of Christmas Love

By: Leo Buscaglia

This holiday classic contains personal stories based on Christmas memories. Five of the stories appeared originally in Woman's Day magazine, which initiated a tradition of printing an annual Buscaglia Christmas story

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Mitla Pass

By: Leon Uris

Writer Gideon Zadok leaves the glitter of Hollywood for the newly created State of Israel, where he learns much about himself and love while covering a dangerous military operation

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Inside Outing

Inside Outing

Platform: Sinclair Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Atari ST, Commodore Amiga

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: NA Epyx; EU The Edge Software

Laser Squad

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

Genre: Turn-based tactics

Publisher: Blade Software Micro League Multimedia (PC)

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Goody

Goody

Platform: Amstrad CPC, DOS, ZX Spectrum, MSX

Genre: Action game, Platform game

Publisher: Opera Soft

Hanjuku Hero

Hanjuku Hero

Platform: Famicom

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: Square

Devastators

Devastators

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up Third-person shooter

Publisher: Konami

Home videos

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

Three O'Clock High

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The Big Easy

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Overboard

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Critters 2: The Main Course

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Best Seller

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