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Monday 16 May 1988

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 16, 1988). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Dominique Capraro and Sean Ward. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Anything For You by Gloria Estefan. In UK Perfect by Fairground Attraction was in the top 5 hits. Killer Klowns from Outer Space, directed by Stephen Chiodo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Winfield by Dave Winfield with Tom Parker was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Bereitschaft Dr. Federau. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Legend of Makai or Aleste.
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What the sky looked like on 16 May 1988

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Movies

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Killer Klowns from Outer Space

Directed by: Stephen Chiodo

Starring: Grant Cramer, Suzanne Snyder, John Allen Nelson, John Vernon

Country: United States

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Rambo III

Directed by: Peter MacDonald

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Marc de Jonge, Kurtwood Smith

Country: United States

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Chocolat

Directed by: Claire Denis

Starring: Isaach De Bankolé, Giulia Boschi, François Cluzet, Jean-Claude Adelin

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Willow

Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring: Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Warwick Davis, Jean Marsh

Country: United States

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Track 29

Directed by: Nicolas Roeg

Starring: Theresa Russell, Gary Oldman, Christopher Lloyd, Colleen Camp

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TV Series

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

Bereitschaft Dr. Federau

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Der Geisterwald oder Des Raben Rache

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The D Generation Goes Commercial

Starring: Santo Cilauro, Marg Downey, Michael Veitch, Rob Sitch

Country: Australia

Dominion Tank Police

Five Sculptors

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 May 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint HonorT of Amiens
  • Saint Andrew Bobola
  • Saint Ubaldus
  • Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
  • Saint Simon Stock
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Carrie Baxter: Best Bodybuilder (1983-85), dies in car crash at 42.
  • Kay Baxter: Best Bodybuilder in the World (1983-85), dies in car crash at age 42.
  • Louise Wood: director of Girl Scouts of USA (1961-72), dies at age 78.
  • George Pyrounakis: Greek Orthodox theologian and priest (Born 1910).
Facts:
  • Surgeon General C Everett Koop reports nicotine as addictive as heroin
  • US Supreme Court rules trash may be searched without a warrant.
  • A report by United States' Surgeon General C. Everett Koop states that the addictive properties of nicotine are similar to those of heroin and cocaine.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 16, 1988 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Winfield

By: Dave Winfield with Tom Parker

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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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Chaos

By: James Gleick

The million-copy bestseller by National Book Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist James Gleick that reveals the science behind chaos theoryNational bestsellerMore than a million copies soldA work of popular science

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The Last Princess

By: Cynthia Freeman

The New York Times–bestselling novel of a forbidden 1920s romance between a rebellious society woman and a Jewish writer from the author of No Time for Tears.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Aleste

Aleste

Platform: Master System, MSX2, Wii Virtual Console, Java Midlet

Genre: Vertical scrolling shooter

Publisher: Sega (MS) Compile (MSX2) D4Enterprise (WVC) Square Enix Mobile (JM)

Airwolf

Platform: Arcade, Famicom, NES

Genre: Action / Shooter / Simulator

Publisher: Kyugo (Arcade, Famicom) Acclaim (NES)

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Bombuzal

Bombuzal

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, Super NES

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Image Works Kemco

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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Legend of Makai

Legend of Makai

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Platform game

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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Jaws: The Revenge

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Dirty Dancing

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The Lost Boys

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