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Thursday March 17, 1988, St. Patrick's Day

It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces (see planets position on March 17, 1988). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Grimes (musician) and Sparkles* . In that special week of March people in US were listening to Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley. In UK I Should Be So Lucky by Kylie Minogue was in the top 5 hits. Biloxi Blues, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988 while The Rise And Fall Of The Great Powers by Paul Kennedy was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Bereitschaft Dr. Federau. If you liked videogames you were probably playing 8 Eyes or Batman: The Caped Crusader.
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What the sky looked like on 17 March 1988

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Movies

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

Biloxi Blues

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Christopher Walken, Matt Mulhern, Corey Parker

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A New Life

Directed by: Alan Alda

Starring: Alan Alda, Ann-Margret, Hal Linden, Veronica Hamel

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Johnny Be Good

Directed by: Bud S. Smith

Starring: Anthony Michael Hall, Robert Downey Jr., Paul Gleason, Uma Thurman

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Dominick and Eugene

Directed by: Robert M. Young

Starring: Tom Hulce, Ray Liotta, Jamie Lee Curtis, Robert Levine

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Tiger on Beat

Directed by: Chia-Liang Liu

Starring: Yun-Fat Chow, Nina Li Chi, Conan Lee, Norman Chu

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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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Adventures Beyond Belief

Directed by: Marcus Tompson

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Heartbeat

Das literarische Quartett

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 March 1988 ?

Holidays:
  • Ancient Rome - the second day of the Bacchanalia in honor of Bacchus
  • Ancient Rome - the Liberalia in honor of Liber
  • St. Agricola
  • St. Joseph of Arimathea
  • Feast day of St Patrick: a public holiday in Ireland (National feast) and Montserrat, widely celebrated in North America and worldwide (see St. Patrick's Day)
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Famous Deaths:
  • Nikolas Asimos: Greek counter-culture composer and singer (Born 1949).
Facts:
  • Les Miserables, opens at Det Norske Teatret, Oslo
  • Iran says Iraq uses poison gas.
  • Highest scoring NCAA basketball game: Loyola-Marymnt 119, Wyoming 115.
  • Apple Computer files a copyright infringement suit against Microsoft, claiming copyright infringement by Windows 2.0 of graphical display technology used in the Macintosh.
  • Eritrean War of Independence: The Nadew Command, an Ethiopian army corps in Eritrea, is attacked on three sides by military units of the Eritrean People's Liberation Front in the opening action of the Battle of Afabet.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on March 17, 1988 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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

The Rise And Fall Of The Great Powers

By: Paul Kennedy

About national and international power in the "modern" or Post Renaissance period. Explains how the various powers have risen and fallen over the 5 centuries since the formation of the "new

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Detour

By: Cheryl Crane with Cliff Jahr

Detour - A Hollywood Tragedy: My Life with Lana Turner, My Mother

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Oscar Wilde

By: Richard Ellmann

The biography sensitive to the tragic pattern of the story of a great subject: Oscar Wilde - psychologically and sexually complicated, enormously quotable, central to a alluring cultural world and someone

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Hot Money

By: Dick Francis

A classic mystery from Dick Francis, the champion of English storytellers. Malcolm Pembroke didn't get rich without making a few enemies - not least among the

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Bases Loaded II: Second Season

Bases Loaded II: Second Season

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Jaleco

Amagon

Platform: NES

Genre: 2D action platformer

Publisher: Vic Tokai Corporation[1] American Sammy

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Batman: The Caped Crusader

Batman: The Caped Crusader

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

Genre: Action adventure

Publisher: Ocean Software

8 Eyes

8 Eyes

Platform: NES

Genre: 2D action platformer

Publisher: JP SETA; NA Taxan

The Legendary Axe

The Legendary Axe

Platform: TurboGrafx-16

Genre: Platform

Publisher: JP Victor Interactive Software; NA NEC

Home videos

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

Cinderella

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The Running Man

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The Lost Boys

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The Princess Bride

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Fatal Beauty

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