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Sunday 16 October 1988

It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Zoltan Stieber and Sham Idrees. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Red Red Wine '88 by UB40. In UK One Moment In Time by Whitney Houston was in the top 5 hits. Mystic Pizza, directed by Donald Petrie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while Love In The Time Of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Nana. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Insector X or Baal.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Nana

Starring: Barbara Topsøe-Rothenborg, Jesper Christensen, Katrine Jensenius, Marie Andersen

Country: Denmark

Colin's Sandwich

Written by: Terry Kyan, Paul Smith

Starring: Mel Smith, Louisa Rix, Tony Haase, Andrew Robertson

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Kids in the Hall

Starring: Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney

Country: Canada

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American Experience

Written by: Henry Hampton, Stephen Fitzmeyer

Starring: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy

Country: United States

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Game, Set, and Match

Starring: Ian Holm, Michael Culver, Anthony Bate, Gail Harrison

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

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

Mystic Pizza

Directed by: Donald Petrie

Starring: Annabeth Gish, Julia Roberts, Lili Taylor

Country: United States

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Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

Directed by: Dwight H. Little

Starring: Donald Pleasence, Ellie Cornell, Danielle Harris

Country: United States

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The Accused

Directed by: Jonathan Kaplan

Starring: Kelly McGillis, Jodie Foster, Bernie Coulson

Country: United States

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Dead Ringers

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Jeremy Irons, Genevive Bujold, Heidi von Palleske

Country: United States

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The Big Blue

Directed by: Luc Besson

Starring: Jean-Marc Barr, Jean Reno, Rosanna Arquette

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 October 1988 ?

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Facts:
  • Smile Jamaica concert for Hurricane Gilbert victims held in London
  • Orel Hirsheiser, first to pitch shutout in playoff and world series (World Series #85).

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Sport Games on 16 October 1988

NFL
American Football
  • Atlanta Falcons - Denver Broncos : 14 - 30
  • Cincinnati Bengals - New England Patriots : 21 - 27
  • Dallas Cowboys - Chicago Bears : 7 - 17
  • Detroit Lions - New York Giants : 10 - 30
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: U.S. Returns to Space -- Oct. 10, 1988
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9139
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: John Sasso & James Bakker -- Oct. 3, 1988

Books

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

Love In The Time Of Cholera

By: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic.

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The Ragman'S Son

By: Kirk Douglas

Charts the rise of Kirk Douglas, son of an illiterate Russian-Jewish ragman. This book tells of a childhood of poverty and the father whose presence had a profound effect on his

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Koko

By: Peter Straub

Bestselling author Peter Straub's Koko is a gripping psychological thriller in which horror and paranoia are indistinguishable from reality.Koko. Only four men knew what it meant.

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Transformation

By: Whitley Strieber

The author of Communion has seen a new vision of this magnificent, mysterious, and fiercely alive universe through the shattering effects of an assault from the unknown.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Earthlight

Earthlight

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Firebird Software

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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Abrams Battle Tank

Platform: MS-DOS, Mega Drive

Genre: Vehicle simulation

Publisher: Electronic Arts, Sega

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Baal

Baal

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

Genre: Action game, Platform game

Publisher: Psyclapse

Herbert

Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: AMC Verlag

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