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Wednesday 17 August 1988

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Brady Corbet and Erika Toda. 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 Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching First Impressions. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde or Laser Squad.
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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

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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 17 August 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Victoria Shaw: Australian actress and astrologer.
  • Mohammad Zia Ul-Haq: President of Pakistan (1978-88), dies at 63.
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jr: American lawyer and politician (Representative-Democrat-New York, 1949-55) dies on 74th birthday (born 1914).
  • Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq: Pakistan military leader, sixth President of Pakistan from 1978 until his death in 1988, having declared martial law for the third time in the country's history in 1977.
Facts:
  • LIRR says Penn station will get air conditioning in 1991
  • Republicans nominate George Bush for President
  • New York City first case of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (9-year-old Bronx boy).
  • Pakistani President Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq and U.S. Ambassador Arnold Raphel are killed in a plane crash.

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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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Shining Through

By: Susan Isaacs

It's 1940 and Linda Voss, legal secretary extraordinaire, has a secret. She's head over heels in love with her boss, John Berringer, the pride of the Ivy League.

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Zoya

By: Danielle Steel

Against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution and World War I Europe, Zoya, young cousin to the Tsar, flees St. Petersburg to Paris to find safety. Her entire world forever changed, she faces hard times and joins the Ballet Russe ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Side-scrolling action

Publisher: JP Toho; NA Bandai

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Konami Wai Wai World

Platform: Family Computer Mobile Phones

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Konami

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4 Soccer Simulators aka Pro Soccer Simulator

4 Soccer Simulators aka Pro Soccer Simulator

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Soccer/football

Publisher: Codemasters Gold

Herbert

Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: AMC Verlag

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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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Home videos

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

La Bamba

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Fatal Beauty

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Overboard

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Cry Freedom

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The Serpent and the Rainbow

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