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Saturday December 17, 1988

It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see planets position on December 17, 1988). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include David Rudisha and Liisa Ehrberg. 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 The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Bottom Line. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Final Blow or Crazy Climber 2.
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What the sky looked like on 17 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 17 December 1988 ?

Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • USS Tennessee, first submarine to carry Trident 2 missiles, commissioned.
  • 77th Davis Cup: Germany beats Sweden in Gothenburg (4-1).
  • Bryan Murray becomes the 17th NHL coach to win 300 games (Washington Capitals).
  • New York Islanders break 12-game losing streak, beat New Jersey Devils 5-2.

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Sport Games on 17 December 1988

NFL
American Football
  • New England Patriots - Denver Broncos : 10 - 21
  • Washington Redskins - Cincinnati Bengals : 17 - 20
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 17, 1988 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

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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Alaska

By: James A. Michener

In this sweeping epic of the northernmost American frontier, James A. Michener guides us through Alaska’s fierce terrain and history, from the long-forgotten past to the bustling present.

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The Home Planet

By: Kevin W. Kelley

Prepared under the aegis of the Association of Space Explorers and in cooperation with the Soviet agency Mir, The Home Planet conveys as no book ever has the human dimension of

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Chronicle Of The 20Th Century

By: Clifton Daniel

There's never been anything like it. Imagine being able to sweep your eyes over the incredible riches and excitement of our century as reported in the important" News of the Day"

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

ATF (Advanced Tactical Fighter)

ATF (Advanced Tactical Fighter)

Platform: Sinclair Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Digital Integration

Crazy Climber 2

Crazy Climber 2

Platform: Arcade, Sharp X68000

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Nichibutsu, HAMSTER(PS4)

The Adventures of Bayou Billy

The Adventures of Bayou Billy

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System, Virtual Console

Genre: Beat 'em up/shooting/racing

Publisher: Konami

Final Blow

Final Blow

Platform: Arcade, Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Taito

Kuri Kinton

Kuri Kinton

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Taito

Home videos

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

Frantic

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Vice Versa

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Broadcast News

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The Wind in the Willows

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House of Games

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